Academic Catalog

State Authorizations

Chamberlain University has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA). With that approval, as well as approval from the home state Illinois Board of Higher Education, many of the University's distance education programs are considered approved by reciprocity with other SARA member state higher education boards.

Please visit the SARA website (www.nc-sara.org) for the most current list of participating states and a detailed description of SARA.

Chamberlain University is an institutional participant in the National Council of State Authorization for Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) initiative. The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, commonly known as SARA, provides a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. When states join SARA, they agree to follow uniform processes for approving their eligible institutions' participation. They also agree to deal with other states' SARA institutions in a common way when those institutions carry out activities in SARA states other than their own. SARA's policies help protect students and provide benefits to both states and institutions carrying out distance education in multiple states. As of April 2020, 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are members of SARA.

Alabama

State approval of a program to offer Alabama licensed nurses opportunities for advanced degrees does not indicate eligibility for approval to practice as an advanced practice nurse in Alabama. Applicants for approval in Alabama are required to meet the Alabama requirements for national certification, graduation from a specific-type program for the advanced practice approval and completion of the appropriate application. Any program offering a pre-licensure track to Alabama students shall meet the requirements of the Alabama regulations for pre-licensure programs or the graduates may not be eligible to take the national licensure examination required by the Alabama Board of Nursing to enter the practice. www.abn.alabama.gov

Alaska

Chamberlain University has been issued an exemption by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education. Chamberlain’s programs are exempt from authorization under AS 14.48 and 20 AAC 17.015 because the programs are online or distance delivered and do not have a physical presence in the state.

Arizona

Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education

Chamberlain is authorized to operate and grant degrees by the:
Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
1740 W. Adams, Suite 3008, Phoenix, AZ 85007
602.542.5709, www.ppse.az.gov 

Arizona State Board of Nursing Phoenix Campus

Chamberlain College of Nursing has full approval to offer the pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program by the:

Arizona State Board of Nursing
740 W. Adams, Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602.771.7800

Arkansas

Chamberlain University has been granted certification by the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board certification does not constitute an endorsement of any institution, course or degree program. Such certification merely indicates that certain minimum standards have been met under the rules and regulations of institutional certification as defined in Arkansas Code §6-61-301.

California

California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

Chamberlain is a private institution approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations. For additional information please visit the Bureau’s Internet website at www.bppe.ca.gov.

Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
1747 North Market, Suite 225
Sacramento, CA 95834
916.574.8900 or 916.236.1897

California Residents: Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF)

“The State of California established the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic loss suffered by a student in an educational program at a qualifying institution, who is or was a California resident while enrolled or was enrolled in a residency program, if the student enrolled in the institution, prepaid tuition and suffered an economic loss. Unless relieved of the obligation to do so, you must pay the state-imposed assessment for the STRF, or it must be paid on your behalf, if you are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program and prepay all or part of your tuition. You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if you are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program.” “It is important that you keep copies of your enrollment agreement, financial aid documents, receipts or any other information that documents the amount paid to the school. Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to the:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
1747 North Market, Suite 225
Sacramento, CA 95834
916.574.8900 or 888.370.7589.

To be eligible for STRF, you must be a California resident or enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid or deemed to have paid the STRF assessment and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:

  1. The institution, a location of the institution or an educational program offered by the institution was closed or discontinued and you did not choose to participate in a teach-out plan approved by the Bureau or did not complete a chosen teach-out plan approved by the Bureau.
  2. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution within the 120 day period before the closure of the institution or location of the institution or were enrolled in an educational program within the 120 day period before the program was discontinued.
  3. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution more than 120 days before the closure of the institution or location of the institution, in an educational program offered by the institution as to which the Bureau determined there was a significant decline in the quality or value of the program more than 120 days before closure.
  4. The institution has been ordered to pay a refund by the Bureau but has failed to do so.
  5. The institution has failed to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federal student loan program as required by law or has failed to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the institution in excess of tuition and other costs.
  6. You have been awarded restitution, a refund, or other monetary award by an arbitrator or court, based on a violation of this chapter by an institution or representative of an institution, but have been unable to collect the award from the institution.
  7. You sought legal counsel that resulted in the cancellation of one or more of your student loans and have an invoice for services rendered and evidence of the cancellation of the student loan or loans.

To qualify for STRF reimbursement, the application must be received within four (4) years from the date of the action or event that made the student eligible for recovery from STRF. A student whose loan is revived by a loan holder or debt collector after a period of noncollection may, at any time, file a written application for recovery from STRF for the debt that would have otherwise been eligible for recovery. If it has been more than four (4) years since the action or event that made the student eligible, the student must have filed a written application for recovery within the original four (4) year period, unless the period has been extended by another act of law. However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer identification number.”

The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education requires that California residents pay the Student Tuition Recovery Fund. Please refer to the tuition section of the academic catalog for the amount you are required to pay for your program option.

Effective on April 1, 2024 the STRF assessment rate is 0.00 per $1,000 of institutional charges.

California Board of Registered Nursing

Irwindale Campus

Chamberlain College of Nursing has initial approval to offer the pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program in Irwindale by the:

California Board of Registered Nursing
P.O. Box 944210
Sacramento, CA 95244-2100
916.574.7600

Rancho Cordova – Sacramento Campus

Chamberlain College of Nursing is approved to offer the pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program in Rancho Cordova by the:

California Board of Registered Nursing
P.O. Box 944210
Sacramento, CA 95244-2100
916.574.7600

District of Columbia
 

Chamberlain University has been granted a license by the District of Columbia Higher Education Licensure Commission:

1050 First Street, NE, 5th Floor,
Washington, DC 20002
202.481.3951

Florida

Florida Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education

Jacksonville

Chamberlain is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at:

325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
toll-free number 888.224.6684

Miramar

Chamberlain is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at:

325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
toll-free number 888.224.6684

Jacksonville and Miramar Campuses

The Jacksonville and Miramar campuses feature modern classrooms, laboratories and the SIMCARE CENTER™. Each classroom is equipped with LCD projectors and remote computer interaction. There are several wired classrooms providing a computer workstation at every student space. The laboratories incorporate specialized equipment for a variety of learning settings including microscopes, manikins and other medical equipment. Practice based learning activities occur in Chamberlain’s SIMCARE CENTER, which is a clinical simulation laboratory. The SIMCARE CENTER hosts a suite of simulated hospital environments with computerized adult and adolescent patients. Both campuses have WiFi internet access throughout. The Chamberlain Library is virtual – eBooks, journals, online databases and other resources can be accessed through a single, unified search at library.chamberlain.edu. In addition, the Florida campuses utilize area hospitals and other healthcare facilities to accommodate students in their clinical experience. The Florida campuses are accessible from major streets and highways.

Florida Board of Nursing

Jacksonville Campus

Chamberlain College of Nursing has full approval to offer the pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program in Jacksonville by the:

Florida Board of Nursing
4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN CO2
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3252
850.245.4125

Miramar Campus

Chamberlain College of Nursing has probationary approval to offer the pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program in Miramar by the:

Florida Board of Nursing
4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN CO2
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3252
850.245.4125

Georgia

Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission

Chamberlain is authorized under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990, by the:

Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 220
Tucker, GA 30084
770.414.3300

Georgia Board of Nursing

Atlanta Campus

Chamberlain College of Nursing has conditional approval to offer the pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program in Atlanta from the:

Georgia Board of Nursing
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858
478.207.2440

Hawaii

Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs

Chamberlain University is authorized to operate by the:

State of Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA)
335 Merchant, Room 310 P.O. Box 541
Honolulu, HI 96809

Illinois

Illinois Board of Higher Education

Chamberlain is authorized to operate and grant degrees by the:

Illinois Board of Higher Education
1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333
Springfield, IL 62701-1377
217.782.2551

Unresolved complaints may be reported to the Illinois Board of Higher Education through the online complaint system https://complaints.ibhe.org/ or by mail to:

1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333
Springfield, IL 62701-1377

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation's Board of Nursing

Addison Campus

Chicago Campus

Tinley Park Campus

Chamberlain College of Nursing is approved to offer the pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program in Addison, Chicago, and Tinley Park by the:

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation's Board of Nursing
James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph Street, Suite 9-300
Chicago, IL 60601
312.814.2715

Indiana

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education

Chamberlain University is authorized by the:

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Indiana State Board of Nursing

Indianapolis Campus

Chamberlain College of Nursing has been granted full accreditation to offer the pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program in Indianapolis by the:

Indiana State Board of Nursing
402 West Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317.232.2960

Iowa

Iowa College Student Aid Commission

Chamberlain University is registered by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission. Students may contact the commission with questions or complaints at the following address:

Iowa College Student Aid Commission
475 SW 5th St., Suite D.
Des Moines, IA 50309-4608
Students may also call 877.272.4456, or submit a complaint online at https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/StudentComplaintForm

Kansas

Kansas Board of Regents

Chamberlain University is approved to offer distance education to Kansas residents by:
Kansas Board of Regents
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 520
Topeka, KA 66612-1368
785-430-4240
http://www.kansasregents.org

Kentucky

Kentucky Chamberlain University is licensed by the:

Kentucky Council on Post Secondary Education
1024 Capital Center Dr., Ste. 320 
Frankfort, KY 40601
502.573.1555

Louisiana

Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana

Chamberlain is currently licensed by the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana. Licenses are renewed by the State Board of Regents every two years. Licensed institutions have met minimal operational standards set forth by the state, but licensure does not constitute accreditation, guarantee the transferability of credit nor signify that programs are certifiable by any professional agency or organization.

Louisiana State Board of Nursing

New Orleans Campus

Chamberlain College of Nursing's Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program in New Orleans approval status with Louisiana State Board of Nursing is probation.

Louisiana State Board of Nursing
17373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
225.755.7500

Maryland

Chamberlain University is registered with the:

Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 N. Liberty Street, 10th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

A student may be entitled to make a claim against the Maryland Guaranty Student Tuition Fund for For-profit Institutions of Higher Education (Student Tuition Fund) in the case of certain events, including a school closure. The Student Tuition Fund is administered by the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Information about the Student Tuition Fund and instructions for filing a claim may be found in Regulations 13B.02.06.01 through .13 of the Code of Maryland Regulations or by contacting the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

Michigan

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Chamberlain is authorized to operate and grant degrees in the state of Michigan under the laws of the:

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
CSCL/Licensing Division
P.O. Box 30018
Lansing, Michigan 48909
517.241.9288

Michigan Board of Nursing

Troy Campus

Chamberlain College of Nursing has full approval to offer the pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program in Troy by the Michigan Board of Nursing under the laws of the
State of Michigan Department of Regulatory Affairs Bureau of Health Care Services/Health Professions Division

611 W. Ottawa Street, 3rd Floor
Lansing, Michigan 48909
517.335.0918

Minnesota

Chamberlain University is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Minnesota Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55108-5227 

Phone Contact Information:
651.642.0567 or 800.657.3866

https://www.ohe.state.mn.us/

Missouri

Missouri Department of Higher Education

Chamberlain is certified to operate by the:

Missouri Department of Higher Education
205 Jefferson St.
P.O. Box 1469
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469
573.751.2361

Missouri State Board of Nursing

St. Louis Campus

Chamberlain College of Nursing has full approval to offer the pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program in St. Louis by the:

Missouri State Board of Nursing
3605 Missouri Boulevard
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656
573.751.0681

Nevada

Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education

Chamberlain is licensed to operate in the state of Nevada by the:

Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education
2800 E. St. Louis Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89104
702.486.7330

Nevada operates a student indemnification fund which may be used to indemnify any student or enrollee who has suffered damage as a result of the discontinuance of operation of a postsecondary educational institution licensed in Nevada or the violation by a Nevada institution of any provision of the Nevada Revised statutes (394.383 to 394.560) or the regulations adopted pursuant thereto. The existence of this account does not create a right in any person to receive money from the account.

Note: The state of Nevada requires students to meet its requirement for study of the Nevada and U.S. constitutions. The Political Science (POLI-330) course fulfills this requirement.

Nevada State Board of Nursing

Las Vegas Campus

Chamberlain College of Nursing is fully approved to offer the pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program in Las Vegas by the:

Nevada State Board of Nursing
4220 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Building B, Suite 300
Las Vegas, NV 89119
702.486.5800

New Jersey

New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education Chamberlain is licensed to offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program by the:

New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education
P.O. Box 542
Trenton, NJ 08625-0542
609.292.4310

New Jersey Board of Nursing

North Brunswick Campus

Chamberlain College of Nursing has been granted accreditation to offer the pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program in North Brunswick by the:

New Jersey Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 45010
Newark, NJ 07101
973.504.6430

North Carolina

Board of Governors

Chamberlain has been evaluated by the:

University of North Carolina Board of Governors
910 Raleigh Rd.
Chapel Hill 27515
919.962.4559

and is licensed to conduct higher education degree activity. Chamberlain's guaranty bond for unearned prepaid tuition is on file with the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina and may be viewed by contacting the Licensing Department at Adtalem Global Education.

North Carolina Board of Nursing

Charlotte Campus

Chamberlain College of Nursing has full approval to offer the pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program in Charlotte by the:

North Carolina Board of Nursing
P. O. Box 2129
Raleigh, North Carolina 27602
919.782.3211

Ohio

Ohio Department of Higher Education

Chamberlain holds a certificate of authorization from the:

Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.466.6000

Ohio Board of Nursing

Cleveland Campus

Chamberlain College of Nursing has full approval to offer the pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program in Cleveland by the:

Ohio Board of Nursing
17 South High Street, Suite 660
Columbus, OH 43215-3466
614.466.3947

Columbus Campus

Chamberlain College of Nursing has full approval to offer the pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program in Columbus by the:

Ohio Board of Nursing
17 South High Street, Suite 660
Columbus, OH 43215-3466
614.466.3947

Oregon

This school is a unit of a business corporation authorized by the State of Oregon to offer and confer the academic degrees described herein, following a determination that state academic standards will be satisfied under OAR chapter 583, division 30. Inquiries concerning the standards or school compliance may be directed to the Commission 775 Court St NE; Salem, OR 97301.

Tennessee

Chamberlain University has been awarded provisional Optional Expedited Authorization (OEA) as a postsecondary educational institution in Tennessee. This award of provisional OEA is subject to review and ratification by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission
(“Commission”). In the event that authorization is not ratified, thereby requiring Chamberlain to cease activities or operations in Tennessee, Chamberlain may be required to teach-out Tennessee students and/or refund all monies paid by prospective or enrolled students.

Texas

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Houston

Chamberlain is authorized at the Houston campus to conduct courses and grant degrees by the:

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
P.O. Box 12788
Austin, TX 78711
512.427.6101

Irving

Chamberlain is authorized at the Irving campus to conduct courses and grant degrees by the:

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
P.O. Box 12788
Austin, TX 78711
512.427.6101

Pearland

Chamberlain is authorized at the Pearland campus to conduct courses and grant degrees by the:

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
P.O. Box 12788
Austin, TX 78711
512.427.6101

San Antonio

Chamberlain is authorized at the San Antonio campus to conduct courses and grant degrees by the:

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
P.O. Box 12788
Austin, TX 78711
512.427.6101

Texas Board of Nursing

Houston Campus

Chamberlain College of Nursing has full approval to offer the pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program in Houston by the:

Texas Board of Nursing
1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200
Austin, TX 78701
512.305.7400

Irving Campus

Chamberlain College of Nursing has full approval to offer the pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program in Irving by the:

Texas Board of Nursing
1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200
Austin, TX 78701
512.305.7400

Pearland Campus

Chamberlain College of Nursing has full approval to offer the pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program in Pearland by the:

Texas Board of Nursing
1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200
Austin, TX 78701
512.305.7400

San Antonio Campus

Chamberlain College of Nursing has initial approval to offer the pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program in San Antonio by the:

Texas Board of Nursing
1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200
Austin, TX 78701
512.305.7400

Virginia

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

Chamberlain University is certified to operate by the:

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
101 N. 14th Street, 10th floor
James Monroe Building
Richmond VA 23219
804.225.2600

Virginia Board of Nursing

Tysons Corner Campus

Chamberlain College of Nursing has conditional approval to offer the pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program in Vienna by the:

Virginia Board of Nursing Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico VA 23233-1463
804.367.4515