If you wish to become a registered nurse, you will definitely require a degree. Depending on your specific career aspirations and where you intend to seek employment, you may have some discretion in terms of the type of degree to pursue. Aspiring registered nurses can enroll in a diploma in nursing, associate degree in nursing (ADN), or a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Once you have satisfied your degree requirements in order to become a registered nurse, you will need to become licensed in order to work in the field. This involves passing the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).
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Chamberlain has several resources that can help you become
acclimated to the online classroom. Once you apply you will have access to the Chamberlain Care Student Success Strategies, which provides information on time management, scholarly writing, using the library and more. You can also ask your admissions representative for a personal tour of the online environment in which you will be taking classes or you can view the Online Classroom Demonstration Video Series to learn about what you can expect when you log into your class.
Our RN-BSN program is structured for registered nurses who have already earned a diploma in nursing or an associate degree in nursing, and is uniquely customizable to your background. By having your RN license, you automatically earn 60 of the required 120 credits in our program. For students who hold an RN license and have earned a bachelor’s degree in another field, you only need to complete the required RN-BSN courses (30 credit hours) in order to earn your BSN. Every nursing student has a unique educational experience — and your program curriculum plan is customized to your specific background.