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RN to BS in Nursing

Building on Your Experience

This program builds on your current expertise and focuses on professionalism, excellence in practice, and strategies to meet the challenges of the workplace.

  • Program Overview

    Earning bachelor's in nursing is becoming critical for RNs.

    Fortunately, Stevenson's RN to BS program was designed to help working nurses like you to earn your bachelor's online while you work.

    Overview

    In its December 2011 report, the Institute of Medicine called for more bachelor's educated nurses in the workforce. Stevenson's innovative, accelerated BS in Nursing is designed for working adults like you who want earn your bachelor's degree as well as to expand your career horizon. This program builds on your current expertise and focuses on professionalism, excellence in practice, and strategies to meet the challenges of the workplace.

    The programs are flexible and convenient, with courses are offered in two formats: online, which allows for the entire program to be completed online, and hybrid, which is a combination of online and face-to-face. The hybrid courses are taught at several locations throughout Maryland, and more locations are being added upon interest and demand. The online courses are offered in 8-week sessions that are available in as many as six different start terms during the year. (The only exception is NURS 424, which runs for a full 16-week semester.)

    Stevenson's nursing programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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  • Courses

    Courses

    Course Schedule 2014-15

    Download the PDF below to view the courses scheduled through fall 2015.

    Course Schedule

    The RN to BS option for registered nurses is 120 credits. Registered nurses may transfer prerequisite courses, college core, and nursing program requirements or take them at Stevenson University. In accordance with the Maryland RN to BS articulation model, 30 upper-division nursing credits are awarded to the registered nurse with an active, unencumbered Maryland or Compact state license upon enrollment into the RN to BS option.

    Course Requirements for RN to BS Students

    Course Requirements Prior to Acceptance into the RN to BS Option at Stevenson:

    • English Composition
    • Introduction to Literature

    Note: Registered nurses with an associate's degree or diploma from an accredited nursing program have completed most of the prerequisite courses as a part of their basic education.

    The following courses must be successfully completed prior to beginning the 300-level RN to BS courses:

    • Anatomy and Physiology I and II
    • Microbiology
    • Introduction to Psychology
    • Introduction to Sociology
    • Human Growth and Development
    • English Composition
    • Introduction to Literature
    • Communication

    The following courses must be successfully completed before taking 400-level RNBS courses:

    • English Writing at the 200-level or above
    • Chemistry
    • Nutrition
    • Statistics
    • Physical Education (or Life Skill or Wellness Learning)
    • Four humanities courses from three different disciplines: Philosophy, History, Literature, or Religion. An Ethics course (listed as Philosophy) must be one of the four courses.
    • Fine Arts

    RN to BS Option Program Requirements

    Students enrolled in the RN to BS option will complete the following 30 credits at Stevenson University.

    Major Requirements

    • NURS 312 Physical Assessment and Pathophysiology
    • NURS 313 Professional Seminar I
    • NURS 315 Information Technology in Nursing and Health Care
    • NURS 414 Nursing Leadership for RNs
    • NURS 415 Professional Seminar II
    • NURS 418 Nursing Research for RNs
    • NURS 424 Health in the Community
    • NURS 434 Professional Seminar III
    • Upper Level Elective*

    * RN to MS Student will take 1st graduate course

  • Admission Requirements

    Admission Requirements

    • Completed online application.
    • Current Maryland registered nurses license in good standing.
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
    • Official college transcripts from each college previously attended. (If the transcripts are from an institution located outside of the United States they will need to be evaluated by either WES or AACRAO)
    • Writing Sample (250-300 words) on the following topic: Why do you want to pursue this degree? Please include what plans you envision for yourself upon graduation.

    Guides for transfer students

  • Faculty

    Faculty

    Full-Time

    George Aboagye, RN (2011)
    Adjunct Professor, Nursing
    A.A.S., B.S.N., M.S. N., Marymount University;
    D.N.P., University of Massachusetts, Boston

    Lisa Gotschall, RN (2011)
    Associate Professor, Nursing
    B.S.N., Russell Sage College
    M.S.N., Columbia University
    Ph.D., Capella University

    Inex A. Scholler-Jaquish, RN (2007)
    Associate Professor of Nursing
    B.S.N., Arizona State University;
    M.S., Loyola College;
    Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park

    Joyce Williams, RN (2012)
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    B.A., Antioch University
    M.F.S.A., Oklahoma State University
    D.N.P., University of Tennessee

    Adjunct

    Wynne Aroom, RN (2010)
    Adjunct Instructor, Nursing
    B.S.N., Northeastern University
    M.S., University of Maryland

    Nora Bazydlo, RN (2011)
    Adjunct Instructor, Nursing
    A.A.S., Illinois Valley Community College
    B.S.N., Olivet Nazarene University
    M.S.N., University of Phoenix

    Dona H. Benford, RN (2009)
    Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
    B.A., Arcadia University;
    B.S.N, University of Maryland at Baltimore County
    M.S.N., University of Maryland at Baltimore

    Noni L. Bodkin, RN (2005)
    Adjunct Professor of Nursing
    B.S. Indiana University;
    M.S., University of Illinois, Chicago;
    Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Linda K. Cook, RN (2008)
    Adjunct Professor of Nursing
    A.S., Monroe Community College;
    B.S.N., Alfred University;
    M.S., Ph.D., University of Maryland,Baltimore.

    Laura K. Culbertson, RN (2009)
    Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
    B.S., M.S., University of Maryland at Baltimore

    Marie A. DiPasquale, RN (2004)
    Assistant Professor of Nursing
    A.A.S., B.S., M.S., Pace University;

    Gary N. Hicks, RN (2005)
    Instructor, Nursing
    A.A., Harford Community College
    B.S., Villa Julie College
    M.S., Towson University

    Robyn Holley, RN(2002)
    Adjunct Instructor, Nursing
    B.S., Villa Julie College
    M.S., The Johns Hopkins University

    Sandra Lucci, RN (2009)
    Adjunct Instructor, Nursing
    B.S., Rutgers University
    M.S., University of Maryland

    Rose Miller, RN (2008)
    Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
    A.A., Wallace Community College;
    B.S.N., Troy State University;
    M.S.N., University of Alabama;
    M.S., University of Auburn

    Ellen L. Neu, RN (2009)
    Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
    B.S., Wichita State University
    B.S., Stevenson University

    Dixie D. Poe, RN (2008)
    Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
    B.S.N., Medical College of Georgia;
    M.G.A., University of Maryland University College;
    M.S., Bowie State University.

    Karen Russell, RN (2008)
    Adjunct Professor, Nursing
    A.A., College of Southern Maryland
    B.S.N., University of Maryland, Baltimore;
    M.S., University of Maryland, Baltimore

  • Tuition & Fees

    Tuition & Fees

    Part-time tuition (per credit): $495
    Fees: $125

    The School of Graduate and Professional Studies partners with local hospitals to offer a tuition discount to employees who continue their education at Stevenson University in either the RN to BS, RN to MS, or Graduate Nursing programs. Eligible hospital partners are listed below.

    • Anne Arundel Health System
    • Carroll Hospital Center
    • Dimensions Health System
      • Bowie Health Center
      • Dimensions Surgery Center
      • Glenridge Medical Center
      • Laurel Regional Hospital
      • Prince George's Hospital Center
      • Rachel H. Pemberton Senior Center
    • Frederick Memorial Hospital
    • Greater Baltimore Medical Center
    • Holy Cross Hospital
    • Lifebridge Health
      • Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Hospital and Center
      • Northwest Hospital
      • Sinai Hospital
    • Med Star Franklin Square Medical Center
    • Med Star Union Memorial Hospital
    • Mercy Health Systems
      • Mercy Hospital
      • Stella Maris
    • St. Agnes Hospital
    • University of Maryland Medical Center
    • University of Maryland Shore Regional Health
      • Chester River Hospital Center
      • Dorchester General Hospital
      • The Memorial Hospital at Easton
    • Upper Chesapeake Health Systems
      • Harford Memorial Hospital
      • Upper Chesapeake Medical Center

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