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Howard Community College ATB Nursing

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Stevenson University's ATB option empowers HCC nursing students to concurrently earn an associate's and bachelor's degree in nursing.

  • Program Overview

    Howard Community College Associate to Bachelor's Partnership

    Stevenson University Online and Howard Community College (HCC) have formed a partnership that will allow students to expedite the process of earning their nursing degree. Students accepted into the Associate to Bachelor's (ATB) option of Stevenson's nursing program may begin courses toward a baccalaureate degree in nursing from Stevenson University Online while they are completing their associate degree in nursing at HCC.


    Stevenson University's ATB option is offered in 8-week sessions, with the exception of NATB 424 Health in the Community which is taught in a full semester. The program is flexible and convenient with courses initially offered in a hybrid format that transitions to a fully online program. HCC students in the ATB option can begin twice each academic year in the fall and spring semesters. The program length is 10 terms, including winter and summer sessions and takes approximately three years to complete.  Eligible HCC nursing students have the opportunity to enroll in the ATB option and Stevenson courses at the beginning of their second year of the HCC Nursing program. 

    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.

    For more information, please contact Tonia Cristino at or call 443-352-3336.


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

  • Courses


    Major Requirements

    • GPS 200 Adult Learning Theory & Practice
    • NATB 313 Professional Seminar I
    • NATB 315 Information Technology in Nursing and Health Care
    • NATB 414 Nursing Leadership for RNs
    • NATB 415 Professional Seminar II
    • NATB 418 Nursing Research for RNs
    • NATB 424 Health in the Community
    • NATB 434 Professional Seminar III
    • NATB 312 Physical Assessment & Pathophysiology

      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
  • Admission Requirements

    Admission Requirements

  • FAQ


    What are the Admission deadlines?
    HHC students will follow Stevenson University Online Admissions deadlines listed on our Important Dates page here.

    What is a hybrid course format?
    A combination of face-to-face and online learning. Students will begin with onsite evening courses and progress toward a completely online program.

    Who is eligible to apply to the HCC ATB program?
    HCC’s first year nursing students are eligible to apply to the ATB program. Students will begin the program in their second year of the HCC nursing program.

    What additional courses do I need in order to graduate?
    We can provide you with an unofficial credit evaluation to identify your predicted attendance costs and graduation timeline.

    Why choose Stevenson?
    Our students have access to financial aid, flexible courses, and numerous benefits and amenities:

    Who do I contact if I have questions?
    Please contact Tonia Cristino at or call 443-352-3336.

  • Tuition


    Tuition (per credit): $396*
    Stevenson University has simplified the cost of your education by eliminating all fees.

    Students enrolled at HCC are eligible to receive Stevenson University Online’s Preferred Tuition Rate which includes the opportunity to reduce tuition costs by 20 percent. Stevenson University and HCC's partnership is one of many relationships with employers and academic institutions across the region that offers ambitious individuals an accessible avenue for obtaining a valuable education. To see a full list of our partners, visit our Partners page.

    For more information about the tuition discount available through HCC's partnership with Stevenson, contact Tonia Cristino at or call 443-352-3336.

    *This represents a 20-percent reduction on tuition to all HCC ATB students.

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