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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 may begin courses toward a baccalaureate degree in nursing through Stevenson's ATB option while they are simultaneously completing their associate degree in nursing at HCC. 

    Overview

    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, eventually transitioning to a fully online format. 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. 

     

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

  • Courses

    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

    General Education Courses

    Through Stevenson University Online’s Articulated College Transfer (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 ATB and RN to BS options.

  • Admission Requirements

    Admission Requirements

  • FAQ

    FAQ

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

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

    When am I eligible to start the ATB option?
    HCC nursing students are eligable to apply for the ATB 2.0 Option when they are ready to begin their second year of HCC's nursing program.  

    How long will it take me to graduate?
    Each student's expected timeframe to graduation is unique. We can provide you with an unofficial credit evaluation to identify your predicted graduation timeline from Stevenson University Online.

    Why choose Stevenson University Online?

    • Stevenson University has an exceptional reputation in the healthcare community of graduating nurses who are prepared for the rigors of the field.
    • Graduates from Stevenson nursing programs have a high-rate of career success. Within six months of graduation, 94 percent of our surveyed 2015-2016 Stevenson University Online graduates were employed or continuing their education.
    • Each Stevenson nursing student works individually with a Student Success Coach. The Coaches support students to help them reach their goals and accommodate their work schedules, financial situations, and family and personal obligations. The Coaches also help students create a path to graduation and assist them in visualizing and achieving their goals.

    Who do I contact if I have questions?
    Please contact Kristin Richards at karichards@stevenson.edu or call 443-334-3340.

  • Tuition

    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.

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

    For more information about the tuition discount available through HCC's partnership with Stevenson, contact Kristin Richards at karichards@stevenson.edu or call 443-334-3340.

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

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