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 health care 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.

Nursing Programs

Pathways to Nursing

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Chatham University and UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing are proud to introduce our collaborative Pathways to Nursing program. 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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An online program, the RN-BSN is designed for working Registered Nurses. A convenient transfer credit model allows students to transfer up to 90 credits into the program, enabling a working nurse to complete the degree quickly without making sacrifices.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

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The online MSN program is intended for Nurses ready to take the next step in their career. Courses allow the student to choose a concentration in either Leadership, Education, or Informatics. Streamlined curriculum allows a part time student to finish the degree in less than two years.

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. The online DNP program attracts students nationally and only one two-day residency is required on our residential campus in Pittsburgh, PA.

Financial Aid

Chatham University has an established tuition reduction program 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
  • West Penn Hospital

(Additional employers available by emailing

For more information, please contact David Vey, Assistant Director of Admission, at 1-800-837-1290 or email