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  • Admission Requirements

    Stevenson University’s Nursing Program prepares students for the critical and expanding role of the nurse in today’s healthcare system through personalized instruction, supportive services and excellent clinical experiences. Students who have completed all prerequisite courses can finish this full-time clinical nursing program in two years.  Upon successful fulfillment of all degree requirements, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become Registered Nurses.

    Admission Requirements

    Deadlines:

    • Applicants seeking direct entry into the junior-level clinical program:
      • Fall start only: February 15
    • Applicants seeking to complete prerequisites at Stevenson:
      • Fall start – May 1
      • Spring start – November 1

    Please submit all documents to: Stevenson University, Undergraduate Admissions Office, Garrison Hall, 100 Campus Circle, Owings Mills MD 21117.

    Requirements to be submitted to the Stevenson University Undergraduate Admissions Office:

    • Stevenson University Undergraduate Application. No separate application for nursing is required. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
    • Official college transcript(s) from ALL colleges attended, including evaluation of any foreign transcripts by WES or AACRAO
    • Completed Prerequisite Course List
    • Completed Reference Form from two college professors
    • Essay on why you want to be a nurse (300-350 word minimum)
    • Resume
    • Official TEAS V Transcript- only required for direct entry into junior-level clinical program
    • Note: Additional documents may be required for non-U.S. citizens.

    Admission Guidelines: Direct Entry Junior-level Clinical Nursing Courses

    • Admission is competitive and based on a review of all application materials
    • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all prior college coursework, the required sciences and other prerequisite courses
    • “Proficient” or higher on the Academic Preparedness Category on the TEAS V exam to be competitive for admission
    • A maximum of one required science course may be repeated one time to improve a grade. Repeating science courses because they are older than 5 years does not count against the one-course maximum.
    • Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology and Nutrition must be completed within five years of program entry.
    • For more information, please see the Guidelines for Applicants Who Are Completing Prerequisites at Other Colleges.

    Admission Guidelines: Completing Prerequisites at Stevenson University

    • Admission is competitive and based on a review of all materials.
    • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all prior college coursework, the required sciences and other prerequisite courses completed to date.
    • Students are eligible to apply to Nursing after they have successfully completed a minimum of 30 prerequisite credits, including a writing course equivalent to English 151 and at least three required science courses.
    • A maximum of one required science course may be repeated one time to improve a grade. Repeating science courses because they are older than 5 years does not count against the one-course maximum.
    • Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology and Nutrition must be completed within five years of program entry. For more information, please see the Guidelines for Applicants Who Want to Complete Prerequisites at Stevenson.

    Admission Decisions:

    • Acceptance into the University does not guarantee admission or progression in the nursing program.
    • Complete applications are carefully reviewed by the Admissions Office and Nursing Department concurrently. All submitted documents are considered. 
    • The Nursing Department will directly contact all qualified applicants who meet the admission criteria for an in-person or phone interview after a review of all required documents.
    • Completed applicants are notified by mail on a rolling basis beginning in March for the fall semester and November for the spring semester.

    The baccalaureate and master's degree programs in nursing at Stevenson University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q. I am already a Registered Nurse. Is this the program for me?

    A. No, this program is for pre-licensure students. Please see information about our RN to BS program that is designed for current RN's wishing to complete our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

    Q. How do I apply and is there a separate application for nursing?

    A. You will need to complete the undergraduate application. Please visit the Admission Requirements for Transfer/Second Bachelor’s Student page for more information.  There is no separate nursing application.

    Q. What is the deadline for applying for direct entry into the clinical nursing program?

    A. All required documents must be submitted by February 15.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

    Q.  What is the application deadline if I would like to complete my prerequisites at Stevenson University?

    A.  The deadline for Fall admission is May 1.  The deadline for Spring admission is November 1.

    Q. How can I check the status of my application?

    A. You may check your application status on WebXpress through the SU Now Portal.

    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. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

    Q.  Do I need to submit an official transcript from every college or university I have attended?

    A.  Yes, you must submit official transcripts for every college or university that you have previously attended or are currently attending to Stevenson University, c/o the Transfer Admissions Office.  This includes evaluation of any foreign transcripts by WES (World Education Services) or AACRAO (American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers). 

    Q. At the time of application, I will not have completed all of the prerequisites.  Can I still apply for direct entry into the junior level clinical nursing program?

    A. Applicants can apply if they have five or less prerequisites to complete during the spring semester if they wish to begin the junior-level clinical courses in the fall.  However, a maximum of only two science prerequisites should be left to take during that spring semester.

    Q. Do I have to take the TEAS Test or another entrance exam?

    A.  Currently, only applicants seeking direct entry into the junior level clinical nursing program are required to take the TEAS V exam.  It is strongly recommended that applicants take the exam by January 30.

    Q. When does the clinical nursing program start?

    A. The clinical nursing program begins each FALL semester only, not spring.

    Q.  When are classes and clinicals scheduled?

    A. Classes and clinical experiences may be scheduled for day or evening hours on weekdays or weekends.

    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. 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. What is your course repeat policy?

    A. Only one science course may be repeated once in order to improve a grade.

    Q. If I took some of my prerequisites a long time ago, must they be repeated?

    A. The prerequisites that must be completed within the last five years of the intended start term are Microbiology, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, and Nutrition. If you repeat any of these because of the age of the course, it will not count against you (see course repeat policy question above).

    Q. Are online prerequisites acceptable?

    A. Stevenson University will review all non-science courses for equivalency.  Science courses must be taken in person; online science courses will not be accepted.

    Q. Are CLEP and AP prerequisite courses acceptable?

    A. Students can earn college credit for CLEP exams and AP courses at Stevenson University in multiple subjects. 

    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. 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. Where do I go for my clinical experiences?

    A. Faculty-supervised clinical experiences take place 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. No. 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. 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. 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 to this program.  However, LPN’s who wish to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing without first completing an LPN to RN Bridge program are encouraged to attend a Closer Look at Nursing session for more information. 

    Q. Is the Nursing program accredited?

    A. Yes, the baccalaureate and master’s programs in nursing at Stevenson University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and 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.

    Q. What is the NCLEX-RN pass rate?

    A.  Information on NCLEX-RN pass rates is available on the Maryland Board of Nursing website. Information on the examination is available on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing website.

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