This post is intended to aid applicants to Chamberlain’s Three-Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program or Associate Degree in Nursing program. Are you considering Chamberlain’s RN to BSN option and graduate programs? Find your answers here.
Congratulations on taking the first step toward becoming a student at Chamberlain College of Nursing by submitting your application for admission! So what’s next? The following steps can be used as a guideline to complete your application.
A Chamberlain College of Nursing admissions advisor will be reaching out to you shortly to speak with you and schedule your initial advising appointment. This first appointment is helpful for students to get questions answered, tour the campus and speak with admissions on all the required application materials. You can also contact the admissions office directly at the campus you’ve decided to attend, or toll free at 855.294.7205.
At this initial appointment, you can also expect to receive an unofficial transcript evaluation to determine potential transfer credits. It’s very helpful to bring any and all transcripts to your appointment; for this initial meeting, unofficial are fine! This will allow you to gain an idea of how long it may take to complete the program based on potential transfer courses. It’s common that students are able to complete the Three-Year BSN degree program in as little as two years and four months, or two years and eight months.
As always, we’re here to help with this step. Your admissions advisor will be able to assist you in requesting all transcripts. For any student, Chamberlain will review your high school transcripts or GED for proof of graduation, which can easily be requested from most high schools’ guidance offices.
If you would like to proactively request transcripts, request forms are available online and at the campuses. Request that transcripts be sent directly to the campus to which you have applied, and address them to “Chamberlain College of Nursing – Admissions.”
If you have completed courses at the college level, Chamberlain will need to receive all official transcripts from all colleges attended for an admission decision and official transcript evaluation. The admission committee will look for a minimum CGPA of 2.75 if you have 24 or more college credits. The official transcript evaluation will also provide you valuable information on what your degree completion plan will be, including an expected time to complete the program you choose. If you wanted to request those ahead of time, the easiest way to find the necessary forms is to search on the Internet for “(your college here) transcripts”. Most colleges have online transcript ordering via their websites or student portal.
Sit for the HESI Admission Assessment (A2) Exam
At Chamberlain, all applicants are required to complete the HESI Admission Assessment (A2) Exam as part of the application process. We look for a minimum passing score of 75% on the math and English portions. When you make your initial advising appointment with admissions, your advisor will discuss with you what is covered on the assessment, direct you to practice exam resources and tell you how to go about scheduling your test date and time.
We are always here in admissions to help our students through the application process. Once you schedule your advising appointment, you’ll be working with a dedicated advisor that can support you along the way. We can help answer any questions you may have, so feel free to ask!
That’s all it takes?
The above mentioned materials are all it takes to get started with our admissions process. Once all materials are turned in, every student’s application is reviewed by our admissions committees to determine academic eligibility into the programs. Committees meet regularly to review completed files (typically every 2-3 weeks). Your background and drug screening, immunizations and other clinical requirements are completed after your file is reviewed, and, again, we’ll be with you every step of the way.
We look forward to helping you here at Chamberlain College of Nursing and hope to see you soon on campus!