Nursing (Pathways to Nursing), B.Sc. | Chatham University | Pittsburg, United States
B.Sc. On Campus

Nursing (Pathways to Nursing)

48 months
42125 USD/year
42125 USD/year
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Chatham University and UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing are proud to offer Nursing (Pathways to Nursing), a collaborative track to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Nursing (Pathways to Nursing) prepares world-ready nurses to develop the skills necessary in today's healthcare system.


In four years, a Nursing (Pathways to Nursing) student at Chatham University can graduate with a BSN, RN license, and a year of work experience as an RN. 

  • Take general education and science courses at Chatham's Shadyside Campus, and prelicensure nursing courses at UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing (SSON).
  • You will officially become an RN when you pass the NCLEX-RN after completing the SSON program your third (junior) year.
  • After successfully passing the NCLEX-RN you will enter Chatham's accredited online RN-BSN program for your final (senior) year.

Program Highlights

  • Get the most out of Chatham's excellent science curriculum, our 150-year heritage of education, and the ability to experience the full undergraduate experience, including residential life, student activities and all the added benefits of living in Pittsburgh – consistently voted one of America's and the world's most livable cities.
  • Chatham and UPMC SSON offer dedicated nursing faculty (not teaching assistants) and the same academic advisor for all four years.
  • Earn your nursing diploma through UPMC SSON, a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence in Nursing Education and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
  • Chatham's RN-BSN program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Professional Concepts of Nursing
  • Foundational Concepts of Nursing
  • Physiological Concepts of Nursing
  • Complex Individual and Family Nursing Concepts
  • Advanced Nursing Concepts
  • Transition Into Nursing Practice
  • Health Policy and Finance for Nurses

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Chatham University online application
  • The supplemental UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing application
  • High School transcripts showing graduation date and 2 years of science with related lab coursework
  • Post-secondary Education: all transcripts must be submitted
  • Completion of the following high school courses with a “C” or higher
    • 4 years of English
    • 2 years of Science (Biology or Chemistry) with a related Laboratory
    • 2 years of Mathematics (1 of which is Algebra)
    • 3 years of Social Studies
  • High school GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • SAT > 1050 or ACT > 21 or TEAS test score of 62% or higher. Offered by ATI and required for admission to UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42125 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 42125 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    42125 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42125 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Pittsburg

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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