Articulation Agreement

Chatham University has partnered and holds an articulation agreement with UPMC Schools of Nursing, Conemaugh School of Nursing, Community College of Allegheny County, Butler County Community College, and Westmoreland County Community College to provide graduates an affordable and convenient fully online RN-BSN program, which was named a "Best Online Program" by U.S. News & World Report."

Transfer Credits

Students may transfer up to 90 credit hours of college level courses into the RN-BSN program. First degree students who graduated before December 2015 from select Pre-Licensure Nursing Schools that hold an articulation agreement with Chatham may be able to transfer up to 94 credits into the program through Summer 2019. Beginning Fall 2019 all first degree students may transfer in a maximum of 90 credits. All requests for transfer credit must be made prior to enrollment. A minimum of 30 credits, including the 26 required core RN-BSN credits, must be completed at Chatham University, unless students transferred in 94 credits. All newly admitted students will receive an official transfer evaluation to determine their path to degree completion.

Second Degree Student

Students who have already earned bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education and an Associate or Diploma degree from a nursing program may complete the RN-BSN at Chatham University by completing only the 26 required core RN-BSN credits. Second degree students are exempt from general education and core university requirements. All transcripts from prior degrees must be received prior to enrollment for consideration.

RN-BSN Minors

While a minor is not required for the BSN degree, students who need more than the 26 core RN-BSN credits—or who are interested in business or psychology – might choose to pursue a minor (18 credits) in Business or Psychology through online courses. If a student is interested in pursuing a minor they should communicate this to their Nursing Academic Advisor upon admission in order to fit the needed courses into their schedule.