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Online RN to BS in Nursing

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

Rn to BS in Nrsing
  • Program Overview

    Stevenson University Online’s RN to BS in Nursing offers working registered nurses the opportunity to advance their careers by earning their bachelor’s degree. With a bachelor’s degree to supplement their professional experience, working registered nurses can add new potential to their careers and position themselves to take advantage of greater opportunities. As one of the top RN to BS options in Maryland, Stevenson University’s nursing programs are tailored for the professional needs and demanding schedules of working registered nurses. Stevenson University’s RN to BS in Nursing builds on the expertise registered nurses have earned in their existing careers and focuses on developing competencies in areas such as critical thinking, communication, evidence-based decision making, and scholarly inquiry.

    Courses within the RN to BS in Nursing include physical assessment and pathophysiology, information technology in nursing and healthcare, nursing leadership for RNs, and nursing research. These and other courses are taught by Stevenson University Online’s accomplished faculty, consisting of numerous registered nurses and healthcare professionals. The experience and expertise our faculty bring to the program provide RN to BS in Nursing students substantial resources to draw from as they work to enhance their careers. 

    Tailored to Nursing

    Designed for the working registered nurse’s busy schedule, the RN to BS in Nursing option offers students courses taught fully online or in a hybrid format that supplements online courses with on-site instruction. On-site courses are offered at select hospitals, higher education centers and community colleges throughout Maryland. Students also have the option of taking any non-nursing-related courses required for the program at a partnered community college. For a full list of Stevenson University’s partners, please visit our Partnerships page. Primarily offered online in 8-week sessions, courses are available at multiple start dates during the year. The only exception to this is NURS 424, which runs for a full 16-week semester. 

    Stevenson University Online Articulated College Transfer (SUO ACT)

    Through SUO ACT, nursing students who have earned an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) may be awarded up to 21 credits towards general education requirements and electives in Stevenson University Online’s RN to BS or RN to MS option.

    Effective Spring 2017, SUO ACT is a new transfer pathway that enables students to easily transfer general education credits and electives into Stevenson University Online’s RN to BS and RN to MS options.

    Clinical Experience 

    NURS 424 Health in the Community is a 45-hour clinical experience that provides registered nurse students an opportunity to immerse themselves in community-focused healthcare. 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.

    Stevenson University Online’s RN to BS in Nursing option is open to current registered nurses with licenses in good standing. Financial aid packages are available to those who qualify.  

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

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    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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  • Courses

    Courses

    The online 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 Online. 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

    Additional Program Requirements 

    • Anatomy and Physiology I
    • Anatomy and Physiology II
    • Chemistry
    • Communication
    • Composition & Writing from Sources
    • Ethics
    • Human Growth and Development
    • Introduction to Psychology
    • Introduction to Sociology
    • Microbiology
    • Nutrition
    • Statistics

    *Required Clinical

  • Admission Requirements

    Admission Requirements

    • Completed online application.
    • Current 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 WES)

    Guides for Transfer Students

    Anne Arundel Community College
    Baltimore City Community College
    Carroll Community College
    Community College Baltimore County
    Chesapeake College
    College of Southern Maryland
    Hagerstown Community College
    Harford Community College
    Howard Community College
    Montgomery College
    Prince George’s Community College

    For more information, please contact Ruth Berenson at rberenson@stevenson.edu or call 844-698-0893.

  • Faculty

    Faculty

    Full-Time

    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

    Beverly Bye, RN (2011)
    Associate Professor, Nursing
    B.S., Ed.D., Towson University
    M.Ed., Loyola University Maryland
    M.S., University of Maryland, Baltimore

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

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

    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

    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, Nursing
    B.S. Indiana University
    M.S., University of Illinois, Chicago
    Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Lynn Marie E. Bullock (2013)
    Adjunct Professor, RNBS Nursing
    B.S., Syracuse University
    M.S., Towson University
    DNP, The Johns Hopkins University

    Linda K. Cook, RN (2008)
    Adjunct Professor, 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, 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)
    Adjunct Professor, Nursing 
    A.A., Harford Community College
    B.S., Villa Julie College
    M.S., Towson University

    Stephanie Kratzen (2015)
    Adjunct Professor, RNBS Nursing
    B.S.N., Towson University
    M.S., D.N.P., University of Maryland, Baltimore

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

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

    Lisa Paris (2013)
    Adjunct Professor, RNBS Nursing
    B.S.N., University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    M.A., Hood College
    D.N.P., The Johns Hopkins University

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

    Maureen Roecker (2011)
    Adjunct Instructor, Nursing RNBS
    B.A., B.S.N., Notre Dame of Maryland University
    M.S., Stevenson University

    Donna R. Swope, RN (1994)
    Adjunct Professor, RNBS
    Nursing B.S.N., M.S., University of Maryland, Baltimore

  • Tuition

    Tuition

    Established in 1947, Stevenson University has a long history of providing students an affordable, private education. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, in addition to a reduced-tuition rate through partnerships with community colleges, healthcare organizations, and other organizations and corporations. For a full list of Stevenson's partners, please visit our Partnerships page.

    The following reflects the total cost of a bachelor's degree if transferring in 60-credit hours. Students are eligible to transfer up to 70-credit hours from a community college or up to 90-credit hours from a 4-year institution if applicable. 

    Stevenson University Online has simplified the cost of your education by eliminating all fees.

    Bachelor’s Program Cost Per
    Credit Hour
    Cost Per Course
    (3-Credit Hours)
    Total Cost of Bachelor’s
    (60-Credit Hours)
    RN to BS Option $495.00 $1,485.00 $29,700.00*

    *Does not include books.

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