Chatham University
Nursing Programs

According to Johnson & Johnson's Campaign for Nursing's Future, by 2020, the US will face a shortage of 800,000 nurses. That's why it's never been a better time to advance your nursing education with Chatham.

Bachelors Masters Doctoral Certificate

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Chatham's fully online RN-to-BSN and graduate nursing programs prepare nurses to have a strong presence in decisions impacting the future of healthcare. We educate our students to work outside of traditional roles in order to understand and lead change. Our graduates are poised to assume roles in education, leadership, informatics, quality improvement, and health promotion in a variety of healthcare settings.

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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.

Programs

Bachelors Programs

Pathways to Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) – 120 credits
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Offered online, the RN-BSN is designed for licensed, practicing RNs who wish to expand their opportunities and command higher salaries with a bachelor's degree.

Pre-requisites: Active RN license
Cost per credit: $515
Avg. time to completion: Depends on the number of credits transferred in. Students transferring in 90 credits can finish two full-time terms.

BC3 PARTNERSHIP
Students participating in the BC3+Chatham University partnership program take RN courses at Butler County Community College, pass the NCLEX licensure exam, then finish with a BSN from Chatham by taking online courses at a reduced rate while working as a nurse.

Integrated Degree Programs

RN to MSN Educator Track
RN-to-MSN Educator Track – 47 credits
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The RN-to-MSN Educator Track is for nurses who want to expand their opportunities to educate the nursing workforce in the clinical or academic setting. Both the BSN and MSN degrees are awarded.

Average completion time
Depends on number of credits transferred in. Students transferring in the maximum number of credits can finish full-time in 5 semesters (20 months) or part-time in 8 semesters.



BSN to DNP Executive Track
BSN-to-DNP Executive Track – 53 credits
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Chatham's exclusive BSN-to-DNP Executive Track is for nurses who want to expand their opportunities to lead change at the executive level. Both the MSN and DNP degrees are awarded.

Average completion time
Full-time: 7 semesters (2 years and 3 months); Part-time 9 semesters (3 years)

Master's and Doctoral Programs

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) – 33 credits
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Expand your opportunities by becoming prepared to lead change, teach new nurses, or integrate information technology to improve healthcare through our MSN program's Leadership, Educator, and Informatics tracks.

Pre-requisites: BSN degree; Active RN license
Cost per credit: $730
Avg. time to completion: Full-time: four terms (15 months); Part-time: six terms (2 years)


Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) – 27 credits
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The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree is one of the shortest-to-degree clinical doctorates in the market. Our program offers meaningful, sequential courses that provide practical knowledge for the advanced practice RN.
Note: Requires just one short two-day residency.
Pre-requisites: MSN degree; Active RN license
Cost per credit: $930
Avg. time to completion: Full-time: three terms (1 year); Part-time: five terms (20 months)


Non-degree Programs

Professional Nurse Educator Certificate – 12 credits

The fully online Professional Nurse Educator Certificate is for nurses who want to enhance their understanding of teaching practices, curriculum design and evaluation methods to help meet the demand for qualified nurse educators.


About Chatham Nursing

A LEADER IN ONLINE NURSING EDUCATION

Our online nursing programs make it easy to advance your education on your schedule–and at Chatham, we know how to deliver a superior education in an online format. Our instructors are former and current nurses, with lots of experience both in the classroom and on the ground.

Chatham has been educating nurses online for 10 years

Experience. Chatham has been educating nurses online for 10 years to help nurses reach their career goals and deliver quality care in a variety of healthcare environments.

Star icon - The RN to BSN program earned a Best Online Program ranking by U.S. News & World Report

Best Online Program. The RN-to-BSN program earned a Best Online Program ranking by U.S. News & World Report in their 2015 Best Online Programs edition.

trophy icon - the MSN and DNP programs were named in the Top 100 of all online programs

Top 100. The MSN and DNP Programs were ranked in the top 100 of all programs in the U.S. News & World Report 2015 Best Online Programs edition.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
We use Moodle, a popular online learning platform. Through Moodle, students participate in interactive class discussions held asynchronously in an online "discussion board" forum. The platform enables students to post responses to readings, to course ideas, and to each other, as well as submit assignments and papers electronically via upload to the platform.

Throughout the course, grades and feedback from the instructor will be available through the Moodle grade book. Instructors often hold office hours in which phone calls or emails from students may be immediately addressed.

Outcomes & Alumni Spotlights

Chatham nursing graduates can be found at the bedside and in the boardroom, teaching in colleges and out in communities, in a variety of healthcare settings around the world. Here's a sampling from some of our distinguished alumni:


Dr. Rachel Silva, DNP '14, created the Accessible Healthcare Institute (AHI), which empowers healthcare professionals with dynamic education with the use of digital technology. Through the AHI website (www.yourahi.org), free educational webinars on topics ranging from health promotion, disease prevention, and the management of chronic illness are readily available.

Following a tragic murder-suicide involving a woman with dementia and her care-giving husband, Dawn Frankeny, RN-BSN '15 saw a need for caregiver education and support in the community. She was integral to planning and implementation of the Caregiver Community Resource Event held in Oct. 2014 in Moon Township, PA, which brought together local resources for caregivers to provide information, connections, and support.

Voices of Chatham Nurses

I appreciated having a flexible BSN program that allowed me work full-time while pursuing my degree. I was able to customize my clinical experiences and gain exposure to my senior leadership team.
– Gina R. Quinlan, BSN '14

Chatham's MSN program prepared me for my nursing career by helping me to gain more confidence in myself and my ability to move the nursing profession forward.
– Julie Slade, MSN '08, DNP '09

Chatham helped me achieve parity with other healthcare providers by providing the skills and confidence to expect and receive an equal place at the table.
– Lois Freeman, DNP '11

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