• Program Overview

    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.

    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. 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. 

    Logo CCNE Accredited 

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

    Associate to Bachelor's (ATB) in Nursing Option

    Once accepted to a partnering community college nursing program and Stevenson's Associate to Bachelor's (ATB) in Nursing option, students may begin courses toward a bachelor's degree from Stevenson’s RN to BS option while they are completing their associate degree.

    RN to MS in Nursing

    The RN to MS in Nursing option offers courses taught in two formats — either fully online or in a hybrid format that supplements online instruction with on-site courses. On-site courses are offered at higher education centers, community colleges, or select hospitals throughout Maryland.

    Traditional Nursing Degree

    Stevenson's undergraduate program in Nursing is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing (MBON). Upon successful completion of all Bachelor's of Science degree requirements, you are eligible for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become a registered nurse.

    Online Master's in Nursing

    Those pursuing a master’s in nursing already have busy schedules. To accommodate these schedules, Stevenson University Online offers master’s of nursing online classes. All courses except the capstone are offered online in 8-week formats. Additionally, students aspiring to earn a Master of Science in Nursing online can choose from three concentrations.

  • Admissions / Tuition

    Admissions / Tuition

    • Completed online application.
    • Current registered nurses license in good standing.
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work.
    • 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).
    • Completion of ENG 151 or equivalent.
    Tuition Rate Partnership Standard
    Per Credit $396.00 $495.00
    Per Course (3-Credits) $1,118.00 $1,485.00
    • Stevenson University offers a partnership tuition rate through our relationships with local community colleges, hospitals, and organizations. A full list of our partners can be found here.
    • Stevenson University Online has simplified the cost of your education by eliminating all fees. 
    • We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify.
    • 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.

    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

    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

    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

    Laura K. Culbertson, RN (2009)
    Adjunct Instructor, Nursing
    B.S., M.S., University of Maryland at Baltimore

    Nora Hamilton, RN (2011)
    Adjunct Instructor, Nursing
    A.A.S., Illinois Valley Community College
    BSN, Olivet Nazarene University
    MSN, University of Phoenix

    Gary N. Hicks, RN (2005)
    Adjunct Professor, Nursing 
    A.A., Harford Community College
    B.S., Villa Julie College
    M.S., Towson University

    Geetha Kada (2013)
    Adjunct Professor, Graduate Nursing
    B.S., MSN, Omayal Achi College of Nursing
    M.A., University of Chennai
    Ph.D., Capella 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

    Stephanie Watkins, RN (2009)
    Adjunct Professor, Nursing
    B.S., Stevenson University
    M.S., Towson University

  • Program Requirements

    Program Requirements

    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

    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.) in nursing have satisfied all general education requirements for Stevenson University Online’s ATB and RN to BS options. Students are required to complete 120 credits to earn the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

    Clinical Experience 

    A part of 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.