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RN to MS in Nursing

Take your Nursing Career to the Next Level

Concurrently earn your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing.

  • Program Overview

    Stevenson University's RN to MS in Nursing is designed for working adults who are ready to excel in their field and earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree. RN to MS students can take one graduate nursing course while completing their undergraduate work. The graduate-level nursing course satisfies the final undergraduate elective while at the same time counting as the first course in the graduate program.

    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 the 16-week course, NURS 424 Health in the Community, a 45-hour clinical that provides registered nurse students an opportunity to immerse themselves in community-focused health care.    

    Student can choose from three concentrations based on their personal interests and career aspirations: Nursing Education, Nursing Leadership/Management, and Population-Based Care Coordination. 

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


  • Courses


    Core Courses

    The RN to MS 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 MS option.

    • 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
    • NURS 515 Concepts of Nursing Informatics

    Concentration Requirements

    Students are required to complete courses within their chosen concentration of Nursing Education, Nursing Leadership/Management, or Population-Based Care Coordination. 

    Course Requirements 

    Course requirements prior to acceptance into the RN to MS 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 MS 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 3.0. 
    • Official college transcripts from each college previously attended.
    • 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



    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

    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

    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


    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

    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

    Tuition (per credit): $495

    Fees (per semester) Summer 2016: $125
    No Fees beginning Fall 2016

    Stevenson University has simplified the cost of your education by eliminating all fees beginning Fall 2016.

    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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