Students who wish to take 本科 or 研究生 classes at Chatham University without enrolling in a degree program may apply to the University as a Non-Degree-Seeking Student. Chatham also offers affordable non-degree certificates for those who want to quickly earn valuable skills. 
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Non-degree-seeking 学生s include visiting high school dual enrollment 学生s, Pittsburgh Consortium of Higher Education (PCHE)学生, visiting college 学生s outside of PCHE, 或者一个dult 学生s wishing to take courses for continuing education.

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Students taking classes in one of 查塔姆的 programs but not yet admitted to the program are not eligible for financial aid through the Federal Stafford Loan program. Non-Degree-Seeking Students can take up to six credits before having to enroll in the program, at which time they become Degree-Seeking Students eligible for financial aid as either an 本科 或者一个 研究生 学生.

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Nurse Educator Certificate

The Nurse Educator Certificate is a 12-credit online certificate that provides nurses with the basic tools necessary to teach nursing and/or nurses in an academic or clinical setting. The Certificate can be completed in two semesters. The completing of the nurse educator certificate indicates you have successfully passed the coursework and earned the associated credits. Completion of the certificate does not result in certification as a nurse educator.

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Alumna Profile: Rachael Levitt, Travel Writing Certificate '14

Rachael grew up in Philadelphia, acquired her BA at the University of Pittsburgh and MFA in Creative Writing at Chatham University, and lived and taught in San Francisco and Austin, 德州. Currently, she works as the Managing Editor of Fodor的旅游 digital site creating and editing original content, managing an editorial calendar and budget for 100+ freelance writers and a staff of in-house editors, and traveling the world. Rachael was nominated f或者一个 Pushcart Prize in 2018 and won a Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award in 2019.