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Deaconess College of Nursing

Chamberlain College of Nursing is launching from a solid and historical, 120-year educational foundation of preparing compassionate, knowledgeable, and clinically proficient graduates. Formerly known as Deaconess College of Nursing, the newly named Chamberlain College of Nursing is fueled by the ingenuity of a progressive and expansive nursing program.

First established in 1889, the school evolved from a diploma school of nursing to a college of nursing, offering both ASN and BSN degrees. In March 2005, DeVry Inc. acquired Deaconess. A term of the aquisition agreement is that Devry’s use of the Deaconess name will expire as of September 30, 2006, thus requiring a new name.

Chamberlain College of Nursing is ready for departure from its former identity as Deaconess College of Nursing. Capitalizing on the strength of the solid, historical foundation of Deaconess College of Nursing and the ingenuity of a new, progressive and expansive nursing program, Chamberlain College of Nursing is leading the future of nursing education.

The new name Chamberlain derives from the Middle English word chaumberlein which means “chief steward”. Chamberlain exemplifies the nurse as the chief steward of progressive patient care. Chamberlain College of Nursing (CCN) will expand on the Deaconess College of Nursing mission to provide quality and innovative healthcare education. By providing nursing education programs that feature a broad educational foundation and extensive clinical practice component, the college will fulfill its commitment to prepare compassionate and clinically proficient nurses, as well as to foster personal growth, career mobility, community service and leadership among healthcare professionals. Chamberlain is also working to respond to the nation’s critical and growing shortage of nursing professionals by broadening our geographic and online reach.

RN to BSN Degree Completion Program:

This flexible online program allows registered nurses to advance their nursing careers by earning a BSN degree in as few as 12 months. The program combines the flexibility and ease of online learning with local on-site clinical training.

  • Fast Track: RNs can earn a BSN degree by completing just 12 courses
  • Flexibility: All courses are offered online — 8 week sessions.
  • Portfolio Credits: Students may receive up to 10 additional credit hours of coursework
    based on prior academic history or professional work experience.
  • Generous Transfer Credit Opportunities: RNs with an unrestricted license can receive
    up to 85 credit hours toward a BSN degree.
  • Baccalaureate Curriculum – RN to BSN

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Registered nurses with an associate’s degree or diploma may complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree online, which allows them to complete their education in an environment designed for adult learners. Advantages include the convenience of scheduling, focus on core concepts applicable to professional settings, respect for previous work experience and interaction with peers who share similar professional experiences and values. Students identify preceptors in their region of residence to facilitate their learning experience.

Educational Level: Bachelor
Language: English
Requirements: Registered Nurse License