Chatham University

Bachelor of Science in Nursing for RNs (RN-BSN) Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Applicant must:

  • Complete the online application
  • 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

Additional Information

Transfer Credits

Students may transfer up to 90 credit hours of college level courses into the 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.

Second Degree Students

Students who have already earned a 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.

Articulation Agreements

Chatham University currently 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. Please see the Articulation Agreements link for further details. Articulation Agreement

Scholarship Information

A limited number of nursing scholarships may be available. For information about potential scholarships contact the Chatham University Financial Aid department. A FAFSA form must be completed and on file to be considered for scholarships. To fill out the FAFSA, please visit (school code: 003244).


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 has 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