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Nursing, RN to BSN

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The Nursing programme offered by the Chatham University is based on a strong liberal arts and science foundation preparing nursing students with the knowledge, skills, and attitude to perform creatively, ethically, and effectively.


The Nursing programme offered by the Chatham University is focused on developing leadership and professionalism skills and increasing the career mobility of the registered nurse. The program also provides students a gateway for furthering their education.

The RN-BSN program is taught in an accelerated asynchronous online distance learning format. To successfully complete the RN-BSN program, students are required to complete a minimum total of 120 credit hours in college level courses through transfer credits, completion of the 26 core RN-BSN credits, and other courses as needed. Students must maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA or better to be awarded the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

Chatham University accepts a up to 90 transfer credits of college level courses in the RN-BSN program, meaning that many students will be able to complete their degree by earning only 30 credits at Chatham, including the 26 required core RN-BSN credits. Students who graduated prior to 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. 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. All requests for transfer credit must be made prior to enrollment. All newly admitted students will receive an official transfer evaluation to determine their path to degree completion.


The RN-BSN programme at Chatham University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • For priority review and scholarship consideration students should apply by March 15th for the fall term and by November 1st for the spring term.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Nursing Resources
  • Health Policy and Finance
  • Women's Health Nursing
  • Scholarship for Evidence-Based Practice
  • Clinical Prevention, Population and Environmental Health
  • Global Cultural Diversity and Specialty Population Nursing
  • Geriatric Nursing
  • Nursing Communication and Quality Improvement

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General 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

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    530 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    530 USD/credit
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