Chatham University

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) International Track

Study nursing at nationally-recognized Chatham University, located in one of the U.S.A.'s safest cities that is also a nationally-recognized center for healthcare--Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In our Master of Science in Nursing, International Nurse Educator Track, you'll complete masters-level nursing courses while completing between 60 to 125 practice experience hours. You'll also collaborate with your preceptor on a project during the capstone course.

Students in the Master of Science in Nursing, International Nurse Educator Track can take advantage of Chatham's English Language Programs and other initiatives offered through the Office of International Affairs.

Accreditation

The RN-BSN, MSN, and DNP programs at Chatham University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nurse Educator Track

The curriculum consists of eleven 3-credit courses, with each course delivered over 14 weeks. You'll complete 18 credits of core nursing courses and 15 credits of nurse educator courses in an on-ground learning environment. All students start in the Fall semester, and attend all classes in an on-ground format over three semesters (Fall, Spring and Summer). The program is only offered full-time.

+ First Semester - Fall

  • NUR 501 Scientific Underpinnings for Practice
  • NUR 503 Informatics Foundation and Health Care Technology
  • NUR 632 Curriculum Design and Evaluation in Nursing Education
  • MSN English Language Program – 14 week 1:1 an group sessions (non-credit)

+ Second Semester - Spring

  • NUR 505 Health Assessment and Promotion Across the Lifespan
  • NUR 506 Professional Role: Communication and Collaboration for Improving Patient Outcomes
  • NUR 652 Teaching Strategies and Information Technology for the Nurse Educators
  • NUR 662 Health Care Education Practicum

+ Third Semester - Summer

  • NUR 504 Organizational Quality and Systems Leadership
  • NUR 507 Health Policy and Advocacy
  • NUR 642 Professional Role Responsibility of the Nurse Educator
  • NUR 672 Health Care Education Capstone

Read course descriptions here.

Informatics Nurse Track

The curriculum consists of eleven 3-credit courses, with each course delivered over 14 weeks. You'll complete 18 credits of core nursing courses and 15 credits of nursing informatics courses in an on-ground learning environment. All students start in the Fall semester, and attend all classes in an on-ground format over three semesters (Fall, Spring and Summer). The program is only offered full-time.

+ First Semester - Fall

  • NUR 501 Scientific Underpinnings for Practice
  • NUR 503 Informatics Foundation and Health Care Technology
  • NUR 631 Integrating Technology into a Healthcare Environment

+ Second Semester - Spring

  • NUR 505 Health Assessment and Promotion Across the Lifespan
  • NUR 506 Professional Role: Communication and Collaboration for Improving Patient Outcomes
  • NUR 641 Promoting Healthier Lifestyles in the Community using Innovative Technology
  • NUR 662 Health Care Education Practicum

+ Third Semester - Summer

  • NUR 504 Organizational Quality and Systems Leadership
  • NUR 507 Health Policy and Advocacy
  • NUR 651 Database Management for Evidence-based Decision Making
  • NUR 671 Health Care Informatics Capstone

Read course descriptions here.

Faculty Quote

"Studying in the USA, while immersing one's self in the Western culture, provides students with an excellent opportunity to explore healthcare processes and organizations from top ranked healthcare facilities in the Pittsburgh area. Students will elevate their level of nursing knowledge to one that is evidence based, focused on changing practice through state of the art educational opportunities. " - Debra Wolf, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN, International Nursing Coordinator

Admission Requirements

Criteria to receive conditional admission:

  • Chatham international student application
  • Official transcripts in native language and in English verifying completion of BSN degree
  • A 3.0 undergraduate grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale
  • Copy of current resume or curriculum vitae in English
  • Copy of current valid Registered Nurse license (in applicant's native language) with official translation in English provided
  • Interview either in person, via WeChat or via Skype
  • Student must meet TOEFL or IELTS minimum scores (pBT 550, iBT 80, IELTS score of 6.0)
  • Admissions Essay in English:
    • Microsoft Word document or PDF
    • Describe the role of the master's prepared nurse in advancing nursing practice. Include a specific example of how your current nursing practice could change as a result of completing a Master of Science in Nursing program (500 word limit)

Criteria to receive final admission:

  • International Education Research Foundation (IERF) confirmation of native BSN degree equivalency to U.S. BSN degree
  • Submission of the following items to complete the credentialing evaluation:
    • Transcripts
    • Graduation Certificates
    • Degree Certificates

Please note: All supporting documents must be copies of the official academic records issued in applicant's native language. If the institution of study issues academic records in English, please submit those as well. All documents must be submitted with literal word for word professional English translations for all documents issued.