Chatham University

Chatham University Nursing Programs

Nurses play a critical role throughout the nation’s heath care system, and today more than ever the public and private sectors are seeking nurses with advanced education. Nursing shortages are expected throughout the United States, while employers are seeking nurses with advanced degrees to take leadership roles in private practices, hospitals and other healthcare settings.

Chatham University now offers nursing degrees including the RN-BSN, MSN and DNP focusing on evidence-based scientific nursing practice, patient safety, and quality outcomes. Programs are designed to help nurses reach career goals and impact quality health care delivery in a variety of health care environments.

Chatham University Nursing Mission Statement

Chatham University’s Nursing Programs prepare graduates, bachelors through doctoral level, on campus and around the world, to advance the quality and safety of healthcare.

Chatham University Nursing Programs Goals

Chatham University’s Nursing Programs prepares its nursing students, bachelors through doctoral level, on campus and around the world, to advance the quality and safety of healthcare on an individual and population basis; access, utilize, and disseminate information through healthcare technology; embrace human diversity through ethically sound global healthcare; and purposefully impact healthcare systems and policy through leadership, collaboration, and scholarship. Chatham nursing graduates are prepared to function professionally in their work, take on leadership positions at work and in their communities, and acknowledge the need for life-long learning in their profession. Chatham nursing faculty support this learning by providing high quality, contemporary curriculum within an environment of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice and maintaining their own commitment to scholarship and life-long learning.

Nursing Programs

Pathways to Nursing

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Offered through the University's historic undergraduate Chatham College for Women, Pathways to Nursing prepares world-ready nurses to develop the skills necessary in today's health care system.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN)

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Offered online through the College of Continuing and Professional Studies, the RN-BSN is designed for practicing and licensed RNs

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

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The MSN prepares advanced practice nurses as nurse educators and leaders in a variety of settings. Courses consist of Core MSN courses and specialty tracks including Nursing Education and Nursing Leadership/Management.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

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Building upon Chatham’s BSN and MSN programs, the DNP is a clinical doctorate that prepares nurses to practice as clinical leaders in the health care delivery system. Graduates of the DNP program have skill sets and competencies to function in clinical leadership roles depending on student interest and career trajectory.

Financial Aid

Chatham has established tuition reimbursement programs with several regional employers, including:

  • Allegheny General Hospital
  • Armstrong County Memorial Hospital
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Family Links
  • HCWP Hospital Consortium of Western PA/Amerinet Central
  • Highmark
  • Indiana Regional Medical Center
  • Latrobe Area Hospital
  • Magee Women’s Hospital
  • Pittsburgh Mercy Health System
  • St. Clair Hospital
  • UPMC

(Additional employers available by emailing

Contact your employer’s office of human resources for eligibility requirements. More information about financial aid and career opportunities is available at, sponsored by PHEAA and the Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation.

For more information, please contact David Vey, Admission Support Specialist in the College of Continuing and Professional Studies at 866-815-2050 or email