Chamberlain College of Nursing

Chamberlain College of Nursing was established in 1889 as Deaconess College of Nursing. Founded on the rich tradition, a student in the British Deaconess tradition was Florence Nightingale, one of the most prominent nurses of her time. The name deaconess means one who is devoted to service. When DeVry, Inc. took ownership of Deaconess in 2005 and subsequently needed a name they chose, Chamberlain, a word with roots in the meaning “chief steward” and attempting to encompass the critical role of a nurse as the steward of patient care. With over 120 years of operation as a nursing college, Chamberlain offers a plethora of options for nurses of all backgrounds seeking career development.

Overview of Programs, Certificates, and Degrees

  • 1 online combined bachelor’s and master’s degree program
  • 1 associate’s degree and 3 additional bachelor’s degrees are offered
  • Online RN-BSN to MSN program accepts transfer credits

Online Nursing Degrees Review

Online Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Nursing

Chamberlain College of Nursing offers a combined RN to BSN to MSN (Registered Nurse, to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing to Master’s of Science in Nursing), allowing undergraduates to enroll in a master’s degree course to fulfill a portion of their bachelor’s degree requirements.

Program Eligibility

Students enrolled in the bachelor’s program must maintain a 3.0 GPA and complete at least 25 credits of their bachelor’s degree coursework through Chamberlain College of Nursing. Students must earn a B grade in foundational nursing courses including community health nursing and evidence-based practice.

Course Description

Courses in the program include community health nursing, evidence-based practice, and health assessment. Students are required to complete a 100-hour practicum, which the student must secure and ensure it meets approval by their faculty mentor Chamberlain College of Nursing.  Students will hold both a BSN and MSN at the end of their program.

Cost and Duration

The cost of the program ranges from $28,320 to $51,270 depending on if students choose to complete the RN-BSN or also complete the MSN degree option. The program requires 1 to 3 years to complete dependent upon the number of credits transferred in and the student’s degree goal (BSN or BSN and MSN).


Chamberlain College of Nursing’s nursing program faculty is distinguished professionals, some with over 30 years of nursing experience. Faculty have graduated from distinguished schools such as the University of Pittsburgh, hold PhDs, and have published numerous academic articles.

Things to consider:

  • Please verify that the program is available in your state; students inNorth Dakota, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Tennessee, or Vermont are currently not eligible
  • The online program is currently not accredited by a nursing body
  • All students must maintain an active license in the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) jurisdiction while pursuing a course of study.


Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

*Though campus-based BS and MS degrees are accredited by nursing bodies; the college notes no online accreditation for the RN-BSN to MSN online nursing degree option.

Chamberlain College of Nursing
National Management Offices
3005 Highland Parkway
Downers Grove, IL 60515