Chatham University

What to Expect with Pathways to Nursing

  • Complete the program in four years.
  • General education and science courses taught at Chatham's Shadyside Campus, prelicensure nursing courses at UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing, and RN-BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) courses online through Chatham University.
  • Once you complete the nursing diploma program at UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing you become eligible to take the NCLEX-RN (National Council for Licensing Examination of Registered Nurse) to obtain a license as a registered nurse (RN). You will officially become a Chatham RN-to-BSN student when you pass the NCLEX-RN during your third (junior) year.
  • After successfully passing the NCLEX-RN you will enter Chatham's Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited on-line RN-BSN program for the final (senior) year.
  • Enhance your nursing education through Chatham's additional post-graduate online degrees: