RN to Master of Science in Nursing Educator Track | Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

Chatham University

RN to Master of Science in Nursing Educator Track

The RN to MSN Educator Track allows students to acquire two degrees and expand their opportunities as nurse educators.

While enrolled in the BSN courses, students will develop clinical decision-making and management skills. The MSN component of the program provides students with the knowledge and skills to become leaders and educators for nurses and other healthcare professionals in a variety of settings. A total of 260 experiential practice hours are acquired throughout the RN-MSN Educator track.

Program Structure

By combining both degrees, nurses can earn their BSN and MSN at a lower cost and in less time. Instead of 59 credits required if taking the programs separately, nurses can complete both degrees with 47 credits by substituting BSN courses with MSN courses that meet the BSN program outcomes.

Educational Impact

"National nursing organizations, such as the National League of Nursing and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, have stated that nurses planning a career in education should enroll in programs that provide discipline-specific pedagogy. Here at Chatham, we're excited to offer more options for those interested in nursing education."

– Diane Hunker, Ph.D., M.B.A., R.N., Nursing Programs Director and Associate Professor

Accreditation Information

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

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.