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Meeting a Need

By earning a master's in Nursing from Stevenson, you'll be ready to positively impact people's lives.

  • Program Overview

    Preparing registered nurses to advance in their careers.

    Today, there is a significant need for nurses prepared at the graduate level, both statewide and across the nation. Stevenson's master's in Nursing program is a part-time accelerated, online program offered to registered nurses who already have a bachelor's degree in nursing and want to earn their graduate degrees. The program is designed to allow you to continue to work while you earn your degree. It is flexible and offers multiple starting points, allowing you to focus on one course at a time, building a foundation for future coursework as you progress.


    Stevenson University's accelerated online graduate program was created for registered nurses with a bachelor's degree in nursing who would like to earn their master's degree. Designed to help meet the significant need for more nurses prepared at the graduate level nationally and statewide, the program offers its courses in convenient eight-week sessions.

    In this program, you will gain the theoretical and analytical knowledge required to contribute to the nursing profession. All students participate in a practicum experience, partnered with experienced nurses in their chosen specialty, to have the opportunity to learn and demonstrate new knowledge and skills. You can also choose from one of three concentrations: Nursing Education, Nursing Leadership/Management, or Population-Based Care Coordination.

    If you choose the Nursing Education concentration, you'll be positioned to help meet the critical need for nursing faculty, a shortage that is limiting enrollment in nursing schools nationwide. If you choose the Nursing Leadership/Management concentration, you'll be prepared to serve in a key leadership role in hospitals and healthcare organizations, opportunities that are expected to continue to open as existing leaders begin to retire. If you choose the Population-Based Care Coordination concentration, you will be prepared to make an impact on a community's overall health profile through the implementation of care activities to improve health outcomes for specific groups.

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

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  • Courses


    Course Schedule 2015-16

    Download the PDF below to view the courses scheduled through fall 2016.

    Course Schedule

    Core Courses

    • NURS 515 Concepts of Nursing Informatics
    • NURS 520 Quantitative Methods in Nursing Research
    • NURS 530 Qualitative Inquiry in Nursing
    • NURS 547 Global Health Care Perspectives
    • NURS 557 Project and Resource Management


    Nursing Education Concentration

    This area of concentration is designed to help meet the tremendous need for nurse faculty-a shortage that is limiting enrollment in nursing schools nationwide. Education is practiced by all nurses in formal and informal settings. This concentration recognizes the changing practice of nursing education, whether in the academic or clinical setting. From the increasing use of simulation to online courses, nursing educators in today's healthcare environment must be able develop, implement, and evaluate courses using multiple teaching strategies, including online course delivery.

    Concentration-Specific Courses

    • NURS 610 Advanced Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
    • NURS 615 Advanced Physical Assessment
    • NURS 632 Curriculum Design: Innovation in Clinical and Academic Settings
    • NURS 635 Teaching and Learning Strategies/Evaluation
    • NURS 642 Instructional Media in Education
    • NURS 740 Nursing Education Capstone (6 credits-full semester)

    Leadership/Management Concentration

    This area of concentration recognizes that all nurses, regardless of position, can be called on to serve in leadership roles. This area also addresses the key workforce need for more nurse managers, as many existing nurse leaders in hospitals and healthcare organizations will retire in the coming years. In challenging economic times, leadership is critical to the success of healthcare institutions.

    Concentration-Specific Courses

    • NURS 650 Organizational Behavior in Health Care
    • NURS 652 Health Care Finance: Challenges of the Future
    • NURS 660 Planning for Evidence-Based Practice
    • NURS 662 Quality Management in Health Care: Innovation Strategies
    • Graduate Level Elective
    • NURS 750 Nursing Leadership/Management Capstone (6 credits)

    Population-Based Care Coordination

    This area of concentration is designed to prepare nurses for roles that have increased in demand since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Nursing professionals will gain appropriate skills that enable them to make ongoing changes in the health systems they serve, as well as acquiring the knowledge and abilities to adapt to the future challenges in nursing. Graduates of this program may work in a variety of roles, such as case managers with hospital systems, nurse community liaison’s with third-party organizations, nurse navigators within hospitals or community coordinators within health departments.

    Concentration-Specific Courses

    • NURS 600 – Managerial Epidemiology and Statistics
    • NURS 670 – Communication and Conflict Resolution
    • NURS 672- Population-Based Care – Vulnerable Populations
    • NURS 674 – Professional/Legal Issues in Population-Based Care
    • Elective course from existing Healthcare Management or Graduate Nursing courses
    • NURS 760 – Population-Based Care Coordination Capstone
  • Admission Requirements

    Admission Requirements

    • Completed online application.
    • Completion of a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution.
    • Cumulative GPA in past academic work of no less than 3.0 on a four-point scale.
    • Official transcripts from each college or university 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- 250-350 words.
    • Two Professional Letters of Recommendation (Download Recommendation Form).
    • Current Maryland registered nurses license in good standing.
    • Resume of professional experience.
  • Faculty



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

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

    Inex A. Scholler-Jaquish, RN, Ph.D. (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


    Sharon B. Buchbinder, RN, Ph.D. (2011)
    Adjunct Professor, Nursing
    B.A., University of Connecticut
    M.A., University of Hartford
    A.A.S, Maria College of the State University of New York
    Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago

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

    Sandra Genrich, RN, Ph.D. (2011)
    Adjunct Professor, Nursing
    B.S.N., M.S.N., Wayne State University
    Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington

    Deborah E. King, RN, Ph.D. (2009)
    Adjunct Professor, Nursing
    B.S.N., City University of New York
    M.S., University of MD, Baltimore
    M.A., Ph.D., University of Baltimore

    Darryl W. Roberts, RN (2011)
    Adjunct Professor, Nursing
    A.S., Essex Community College
    B.S.N., M.S., University of Maryland, Baltimore
    Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore County

    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

    Elizabeth Thomas, RNC (2011)
    Adjunct Professor, Nursing
    B.S.N., Virginia Commonwealth University
    M.S.N., Troy State University
    MPHE, Ph.D., University of Arizona

  • Tuition & Fees

    Tuition & Fees

    Part-time tuition (per credit): $625
    Fees (per semester): $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. For more information about the tuition discount available through your employer's partnership with Stevenson University, email .

    • 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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Why Choose Stevenson?

Yellow Ribbon Program

Stevenson University participates in the VA's Yellow Ribbon Program to help veterans with programs and funding to realize their educational goals.

Flexible Start Dates

Our graduate and adult undergraduate programs are scheduled in 8-week or 16-week sessions, making starting and completing your degree easier to fit into your busy schedule.

In-Demand Degrees

Our programs and services are tailored for working professionals focused on advancing or changing their careers.

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