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Nursing Programs Receive U.S. News Best Online Program Designation

Chatham University’s Graduate and Undergraduate Nursing programs earned a Best Online Program ranking by U.S. News & World Report in their 2018 Best Online Programs edition. Chatham’s graduate nursing programs, consisting of the MSN and DNP online programs, were ranked in the top 100 of all programs.

This year’s edition of U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs ranks schools on five categories—student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, admissions selectivity, and student services and technology. Click on the links to view the details of Chatham’s rankings for Best Online Nursing Programs and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

About Chatham University Nursing Programs
Chatham University offers nursing degrees delivered in convenient online formats including the RN-BSN, MSN and one of the “fastest-to-degree completion” DNP programs in the country. All programs focus on evidence-based scientific nursing practice, patient safety, and quality outcomes; and are designed to help nurses reach career goals and impact quality health care delivery in a variety of health care environments. Chatham nursing programs are known for graduating insightful, compassionate, and collaborative care providers interested in pursuing leadership, practice, education, and management roles in the nursing field. More information at www.chatham.edu/nursing

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Author, Sheryl St. Germain, Celebrates the Launch of her Book, The Small Door of Your Death

PITTSBURGH:  On Friday, February 9th, at 7 p.m. in the Welker Room in the James Laughlin Music Hall, on Chatham University’s Shadyside campus, the Chatham University MFA in Creative Writing Program proudly presents The Small Door of Your Death, a poetry collection written by Sheryl St. Germain, published by Autumn House Press.

The event is free and open to the public. Contact MFA Program Assistant, Kelly Kepner, at k.kepner@chatham.edu for more information.

Sheryl St. Germain’s poetry books include Making Bread at Midnight, (Slough Press), How Heavy the Breath of God, The Journals of Scheherazade (both University of North Texas Press), and Let it Be a Dark Roux: New and Selected Poems (Autumn House Press).

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Educator and author on School Choice issues to speak at Chatham University on January 17th

PITTSBURGH:  Chatham University’s Education Department is proud to welcome Dr. Susan Uchitelle as she presents “Lessons Learned from Desegregation Programs that Apply to All Students and Teachers”.  This presentation will take place on January 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the Welker Room in the James Laughlin Music Hall on Chatham’s Shadyside Campus.  This event is free and open to the public.

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Conversations and Connections Writing Conference on October 22

PITTSBURGH:  Conversations and Connections: Practical Advice on Writing will take place, October 22, 2016 starting at 9:00 a.m. in Mellon Board Room at Chatham University with programming until 6:00 p.m.  With a $70 registration fee, participants pay for the full day conference, including the keynote by featured authors, three craft workshop or panel sessions, one ticket for “Speed Dating with Editors”, a choice of one of the four featured books, one subscription to a participating literary magazine, and (for those 21 or over) our world famous Boxed Wine Happy Hour.

This conference is organized by Barrelhouse Magazine and has been held for the past nine years in Washington DC, and the past two at Chatham University. All proceeds go to Barrelhouse and participating small presses and literary magazines. Please register online at www.writersconnectconference.com.

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Chatham University Launches New Masters of Healthcare Informatics Program

PITTSBURGH:  Chatham University has added a completely online 18-month Master of Healthcare Informatics (MHI) program, with applications now being accepted for the fall 2016 semester.

Healthcare informatics is the harnessing of technology and application of data to make the best clinical or organizational decisions possible. According to Department of Labor statistics, it is one of the fastest growing areas of the healthcare sector with job growth, depending on the specific Health IT position, estimated to be between 15-37% from 2012-2022.

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Chatham University RN-BSN Program Receives Top 20 Program Ranking

PITTSBURGH:   Chatham University’s online RN-BSN program was ranked # 18 in the recent Top 50 Online RN to BSN Programs ranking by the website, TopRNtoBSN.com.  This ranking follows the recent recognition of the program as a Best Online Nursing Program by U.S. News & World Reports.

TopRNtoBSN.com rankings are designed to help prospective students make choices based on the things they care about most.  What does it cost?   Will I get a degree? Will I get a secure, well-paying job?   Each of these measures are equally weighted and derived from publicly available sources, including the National Center for Education Statistics and circulated tuition rates for each school.

You can learn more about the award and view the ranking in its entirety at http://www.toprntobsn.com/rankings/best-online-rn-bsn/.

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Chatham University Nursing Program to Host Mental Health Awareness Symposium on Oct 14, 2015

PITTSBURGH: the Chatham University Nursing Program’s Chi Zeta Chapter Honor Society of Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International will be holding a Mental Health Awareness Symposium on October 14, 2015 at 6:00pm in Eddy Theater on Chatham’s Shadyside Campus. Registration and refreshments will begin at 6pm, followed by “Awareness across America: The Strength of a Story” presentation by Ian Cummins, RN.

Following the presentation, a documentary of three inspiring stories related to people living with schizophrenia will be viewed, and the symposium will close with “Bridges of Hope,” a presentation by Michelle Doas, Ed. D, MSN, RN. During the event, a National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) information table will be set up. The event is open for all students and community members.

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Chatham University’s Nursing Program To Host The American Nurse Film on October 16, 2014

PITTSBURGH – Chatham University’s Nursing program’s Chi Zeta Chapter Honor Society of Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International will be holding a screening of The American Nurse – Healing America on October 16, 2014 at 7:00pm in Eddy Theatre on the Shadyside Campus. The event will also include a networking session following the film. The event is free for participants and any nurse who watches the film will receive 1.50 CE credits through Nurse.com.

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Chatham’s Creative Writing Program Receives Grant for the Make Mine Words Series

PITTSBURGH – The A.W. Mellon Charitable and Educational Trust Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation has awarded a grant to support the Make Mine Words reading series, part of the Words Without Walls program, a creative educational partnership between graduate students from the MFA in Creative Writing program at Chatham University and Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh.

The grant will aid Make Mine Words in bringing twelve nationally recognized authors to Pittsburgh over the course of two years. The writers will give public readings and book signings to the Pittsburgh community at Chatham University, the Allegheny County Jail, and the Sojourner House (a rehabilitation facility for recovering mothers). Each member involved in the series will receive an anthology featuring all the participating authors. Sheryl St. Germain, director of Chatham’s MFA in Creative Writing program and co-founder of the Words Without Walls program, will lead the Make Mine Words series.
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