Chamberlain College of Nursing is a for-profit nursing school owned by DeVry Inc. with many locations around the US. Originally founded at the Deaconess School of Nursing in 1889, in St Louis, Missouri, the college was bought by DeVry in 2005 and renamed the Chamberlain College of Nursing to reflect its growth from a diploma school to a college. The online nursing program has been cited by US News and World Report as one of the best online nursing programs for faculty credentials.
Chamberlain College of Nursing has two CCNE-accredited online degree programs. For licensed registered nurses, an RN to BSN option is available, allowing RNs to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in as little as three semesters. Registered nurses may also opt for the RN-BSN to MSN track, which allows them to begin Master of Science courses while completing the requirements for the BSN. This more intensive program provides nurses with the opportunity for further career advancement.
Admission requirements for the MSN program include:
- A BSN
- GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Current RN license
Admission requirements for the BSN differ depending on the program desired.
Tuition costs vary according to program, from $28,000 for the RN-BSN, $70,000 for a three-year BSN, and $23,000 for the MSN. Students may qualify for federal and private grants and loans, as well as the Chamberlain scholarship program. Military students benefit from tuition assistance and transfer options for service and education experience.