Transfer & Second Bachelor's Students
Admission Requirements for Transfer and Second Bachelor's Students
- SU Undergraduate online application with major as "Nursing". No separate nursing application is required.
Required documents to be submitted to the Stevenson University Admissions Office:
- Official transcripts from all universities/colleges attended, including evaluation of any foreign transcripts by WES or AACRAO.
- Prerequisite Course List form.
- Essay on why you want to be a nurse.
- Two academic references using our Reference Form.
- Additional documents that may be required for non-U.S. citizens.
- Full-time program for students who do not have a nursing degree as well as those who have a Bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing.
- Fall start only for junior level clinical nursing courses.
- Deadline for completed applications, including all required documents: February 15.
- Minimum cumulative and science GPA: 3.0. For specific criteria, see our Application Guidelines.
- Prerequisites can be completed at any U.S. regionally accredited college.
- Applications are reviewed by the Admissions Office and the Nursing Department concurrently.
- Admission to Stevenson University does NOT guarantee acceptance into the nursing major.
- Nursing program decision letters are mailed after March 1 on a rolling basis.
- Applicants accepted to Nursing will receive registration and orientation information from both the Admissions Office and from the Nursing Department by mail.
- Acceptance/Enrollment deadline: May 1.
- For complete information, please read the Application Guidelines for Transfer and 2nd Bachelor's Degree Students and register online to attend a Closer Look at Nursing information session.
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. I am already a Registered Nurse. Is this the program for me?
A. No. Please see our RN to BS program for information.
Q. I am an LPN. Do you offer an LPN to BS program and will my courses transfer?
A. Stevenson does not offer an LPN to BS program. It is generally advised for LPN's to consider completing an LPN to RN Bridge program at a local community college, since LPN courses do not transfer for credit. For more information, please attend "A Closer Look at Nursing" information session.
Q. How long will it take to complete the nursing program?
A. Students who have completed all prerequisites can complete this full-time program in two years.
Q. When does the nursing program start, and when are classes scheduled?
A. The clinical nursing program begins each FALL semester only, not spring. Classes and clinical experiences may be scheduled for day or evening hours on weekdays or weekends.
Q. What are the criteria for admission to the Nursing major?
A. Visit the Admission Requirements for Transfer/Second Bachelor's Students page to learn about the required academic criteria.
Q. Do I have to take the TEAS Test or another entrance exam?
A. No. Students are currently not required to take the TEAS Test or other entrance exam.
Q. Can I take my prerequisite courses at any regionally accredited college or university?
A. Yes. The equivalent courses at many local community colleges can be found here.
Q. Can I take my prerequisite courses at Stevenson University?
A. If you are interested in completing the nursing prerequisites at Stevenson, please indicate this clearly in your application. However, please be aware that we may advise you to complete prerequisites elsewhere due to possible course sequencing issues.
Q. When will I have my first clinical experience?
A. Your first interaction with patients/clients will be in your junior (300 level) clinical nursing courses.
Q. What is the student-faculty ratio in the clinical experiences?
A. The student-faculty ratio in the clinical area range from 6:1 to 8:1. This ratio varies, depending upon the nature of the clinical experience and patient acuity.
Q. Where do I go for my clinical experiences?
A. Faculty-supervised clinical experiences are scheduled in many hospitals and health care facilities primarily in the Baltimore metropolitan area. Examples of hospitals where students have clinical experiences include: Union Memorial Hospital, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Sinai Hospital, GBMC, Franklin Square Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center, and Mercy Medical Center. Examples of community health experiences include: Baltimore County Public Schools, various homeless shelters, and assisted living facilities.
Q. Do I have a choice of locations?
A. Clinical and Practicum placements are based on student academic learning needs and faculty input. Placements cannot be assigned according to car pool arrangements, geographic location and/or student preference.
Q. Do I need to provide my own transportation to the clinical experiences?
A. Yes, students are responsible for their own transportation to all classes and clinical experiences, including parking and other travel expenses
Q. Who teaches the nursing courses and answers questions about my curriculum?
A. As a nursing student, you will have a nursing faculty and/or staff member as your academic advisor. All nursing courses are taught by qualified nurse educators. Both full-time and part-time nursing faculty are committed to providing quality learning experiences to help you learn to be a nurse.
Q. What is the NCLEX-RN pass rate?
A. Upon graduation, students must take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses in order to become a registered nurse and practice nursing. The passing rate varies from year to year, however, Stevenson has consistently been in the 90% range. Information on NCLEX-RN pass rates is available on the Maryland Board of Nursing website (www.mbon.org). Information on the examination is available on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing website (www.ncsbn.org).
Q. Is the Nursing program accredited?
A. Yes, the program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) * and is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing. Stevenson University has regional accreditation by the Commission on Higher Education, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104.
*Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C., 20036-1120
The purpose of these documents is to assist you and your community college advisor in your completion of the prerequisite courses for the traditional nursing program at Stevenson University.
These are not official documents and are meant for information purposes only.
Please be aware that these guides may change at any time and without notice.
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