Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
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.
Chatham University’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program is delivered as a fully online program and builds on BSN foundations, preparing advanced practice nurses for roles in nursing leadership, nursing education or as nurse informatics specialists. The program offers a contemporary nursing curriculum with tracks in:
MSN Program Structure
The curriculum consists of 14-week MSN and specialty track courses to prepare nurses for a variety of advanced practice roles. The last two semesters include practice experiences with a qualified preceptor within their specialty area and geographic location. These supervised experiences total a minimum of 120 hours. Upon graduation, these hours may be applied toward the required 500 practice experience hours necessary to apply for admission into the DNP program.
A cohort of full-time and part-time students for each track is admitted each Fall. Full-time students are able to complete the degree in four sequential semesters; part-time students in six semesters. The program's online structure maintains a minimum four day per week participation schedule that offers flexibility to fit into students' current work and life responsibilities. All 12 courses in the MSN program are taught by expert nursing faculty in small class sizes, ensuring individualized attention and communication throughout your graduate studies.
Nurse Educator Certificate
The Nurse Educator Certificate is a 12 credit certificate that provides the nurse with the basic educational tools necessary to teach nursing and/or nurses in an academic or clinical setting. The Certificate can be completed in two semesters. There is an optional 250 clinical hour practicum course for those students who want to apply their teaching knowledge and skills under the supervision of an educator preceptor for an additional 3 credits.
RN to MSN Educator Track
The RN to MSN Educator Track allows the student to complete two graduate degrees in 50 credits. The BSN component prepares the registered nurse to improve leadership and management skills in the role of the clinical nurse. The MSN educator track provides the student with the graduate level knowledge and skills to become leaders and educators to nurses and other healthcare professionals as well as patients in clinical, academic, medical device sales, pharmaceutical sales, continuing education, and healthcare insurance settings. A minimum of 260 practice hours will be accrued.
BSN to DNP Executive Track
The BSN to DNP Executive Track allows the student to complete two graduate degrees in 56 credits. The MSN component prepares the student for nursing leadership roles and the DNP component has the student develop, complete and evaluate an executive level project to demonstrate the knowledge and skills of the terminal nursing degree. A total of 1000 clinical hours will be obtained.
The AfterCollege/AACN Scholarships support students who are seeking a baccalaureate, masters or doctoral degree in nursing. Eight $2,500 scholarships will be awarded throughout the year. The application deadlines are January 31st, April 30, July 31, and October 31. Click here to learn more and apply.
A limited number of nursing scholarships may be available. A FAFSA form must be completed and on file to be considered for the scholarship. To fill out the FAFSA, please visit www.fafsa.ed.gov (school code: 003244).