A new partnership between Richard Stockton College and Pittsburgh-based university will allow graduates of the nursing program to further their doctoral studies.

The nurse practitioners working with adults can now apply to Chatham University in order to have a "seamless transition to doctoral studies," according a statement from Stockton today.

“This partnership with Chatham University is another illustration of how much our graduates are valued by other universities,” said provost and executive vice president Harvey Kesselman. “Our Health Sciences graduates are going to make a difference in the lives of New Jerseyans.”

Chatham is ranked among top master's-level institutions by U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review. 

“Graduates of our MSN program are already employed as nurse practitioners in many different health care settings throughout our community,” said interim dean Bess Kathrins of Stockton’s School of Health Sciences.

The deadline to apply to start classes in the fall is April 15.