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
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.
The RN-BSN, MSN, and DNP programs at Chatham University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 463-6930.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) 120 credits
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
Avg. time to completion: Depends on the number of credits transferred in. Students transferring in 90 credits can finish two full-time terms.
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 47 credits
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.
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 53 credits
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.
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) 33 credits
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
Avg. time to completion: Full-time: four terms (15 months); Part-time: six terms (2 years)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) 27 credits
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
Avg. time to completion: Full-time: three terms (1 year); Part-time: five terms (20 months)
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.
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.
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.
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?
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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