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RN to BS in Nursing

Advance your Nursing Skills & Knowledge

Enhance your nursing expertise by earning your bachelor’s degree.

  • Program Overview

    Associate to Bachelor's Partnerships

    Once accepted to a partnering community college nursing program and Stevenson's Associate to Bachelor's (ATB) Partnership, students may begin courses toward a bachelor's degree from Stevenson’s RN to BS option while they are completing their associate degree.

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    Stevenson University's RN to BS in Nursing is offered to working adults who want to earn a bachelor’s degree to advance their career potential. This program builds on current expertise and focuses on competencies in critical thinking, communication, evidence-based decision making, scholarly inquiry, and technical skills in nursing.

    Designed for the working registered nurse, courses are taught in two formats-fully online or hybrid. On-site courses are offered at select hospital, higher education centers, and community colleges throughout Maryland. Primarily offered in 8-week sessions, courses are available at multiple start dates during the year. The only exception is NURS 424, which runs for a full 16-week semester.

    Clinical Experience 

    A part of NURS 424 Health in the Community, a 45-hour clinical provides registered nurse students an opportunity to immerse themselves in community-focused health care. Theoretical concepts will be applied in a mentored clinical experience where public or community health concerns can be identified. The setting will be selected under the guidance of the faculty. Students will explore nursing care provided to groups within the community based on nursing research and using the nursing process, community assessment, goal setting, and community planning. This course is offered in spring, summer, and fall semesters.

    The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Stevenson University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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  • Courses


    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.

    Major Requirements 

    • GPS 200 Adult Learning Theory & Practice
    • 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

    Course Requirements 

    Course requirements prior to acceptance into the RN to BS option at Stevenson University:
    • Composition and Writing
    • Writing about Literature

    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
    • Communication

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

    • English Writing at the 200-level or above
    • Chemistry
    • Nutrition
    • Statistics
    • General Elective
    • 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
  • 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
    • Personal statement

    Guides for transfer students

  • Faculty



    Judith A. Feustle, RN, Sc.D. (1991)
    Associate Dean of Nursing
    B.S.N, The University of Maryland School of Nursing
    M.Ed., The Johns Hopkins University
    M.S., The University of Maryland School of Nursing
    Sc.D, The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health

    Lisa Gotschall, RN (2011)
    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


    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


    Tuition (per credit): $495
    Stevenson University has simplified the cost of your education by eliminating all fees.

    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. For a full list of Stevenson's healthcare organization partners, please visit our Partnerships page. For more information about the tuition discount available through your employer's partnership with Stevenson University, email .

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