Admissions Info

Beginning your journey to better patient care and an accelerated career starts here. Explore this page to learn about the process for joining Chatham’s RN-BSN program. 

Next Steps 

Our partnership with UPMC makes it easy for UPMC nurses to participate in Chatham’s RN-BSN program. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Contact Admissions at 800-837-1290 or at to learn more and begin the process.
  2. Apply to the RN-BSN program.
  3. You will be notified of your admission decision within 5-10 business days.
  4. Once admitted to the program, you will meet with an academic advisor to develop a program plan.
  5. Register for the first semester of courses you and your advisor selected.*
  6. Chatham will take care of the tuition billing directly with UPMC at the beginning of each semester.

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Admissions Requirements

Before you start your application, please review the RN-BSN admission requirements below. 

Applicants must:

  • Complete the online application (including UPMC employee number)
  • Submit proof of completion of an RN degree (Associate or Diploma) with a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Submit a copy of a current unencumbered RN license
  • Submit a copy of official transcripts of all completed post-high school education from all schools attended

Admission Materials may be submitted to:

Chatham University
Berry Hall/SCPS Admission
Woodland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Fax: 412-365-1609
Email Admissions

State Restrictions for Online Learning

Chatham University requires state authorization to provide distance education in states other than their own. Please follow the link below to see if Chatham is authorized to deliver instruction in your state. Also, this program may have a required practice experience component. Please check the information in the Practice Experience and Special requirements column to see if the state you plan on completing your practice experience hours is approved or has special restrictions.

State Authorization for Distance Education and Practical Experiences

*All students will pursue a part-time track (6 to 9 credits per semester). If a student wishes to enroll in classes below or above these credit limits, a course plan must be established with and approved by an academic advisor. There is no additional charge for enrolling in up to 11 credits per semester. Any credits above that will be billed at the per-credit rate in place at the time the student wishes to enroll in classes above the credit limit.