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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and the master’s degree program in nursing at Stevenson University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Stevenson University is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing (MBON; https://mbon.maryland.gov). Upon successful completion of all degree requirements, you are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become a registered nurse.
Admission is competitive and based on a review of all application materials. Acceptance into the University does not guarantee admission or progression in the nursing program.
Stevenson’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing prepares you for the critical and expanding role of the nurse in today’s healthcare system. The program’s philosophy and focus emphasize the ethic of care, critical thinking, and a spirit of inquiry in education, practice, service, and research.
You enter the Nursing major upon admission to Stevenson, which provides you with program-specific guidance and continuity from the first semester. Clinical nursing courses begin in the third year and engage you in dealing with real-life issues in the world of healthcare. Small classes and clinical groups afford rich opportunities for you to build one-on-one professional mentoring relationships with nursing faculty.
As a Nursing student, you will complete clinical experiences at local hospitals and community-based settings to ensure breadth and depth in your applied nursing education.
Graduates of the Nursing program will:
- Integrate the concepts of caring in nursing practice in diverse health care settings across the health-illness continuum.
- Engage in holistic reflective nursing practice informed by the arts, sciences, and humanities.
- Exhibit competencies in critical thinking, communication, evidence-based decision making, scholarly inquiry and technical skills in the practice of nursing.
- Integrate professional competencies in the nursing roles of provider, designer, manager, and coordinator of care and participate as an active member of the profession.
- Assume ethical and legal responsibility and accountability in nursing practice, exemplifying the values of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice.
- Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision-making in creating caring environments to promote health and healing in individuals, families, communities, and global populations.
Connection to Career
A Closer Look at Nursing
Transfer students seeking either their first or second bachelor’s degree in nursing are invited to attend an information session to learn more about Stevenson’s nursing program. Representatives from the Nursing Department and Admissions Office will be available to discuss the Bachelor of Science degree with students wishing to become a nurse.
Study Nursing at Stevenson
Career Paths for Nursing Majors
Stevenson nursing graduates are prepared to meet the challenges and demands of nursing in the 21st century. As members of a multidisciplinary health team, nurses address various health needs of individuals, families, groups, and communities. Nurses practice in a wide variety of settings – clinics, schools, hospitals, businesses, and urgent care centers, to name a few. In addition to the satisfaction a person gains from helping others in needed, the reasons to consider nursing as a profession include intellectual stimulation, continued educational development, and the opportunity to work with allied health professionals. Nurses deliver expert, compassionate, complex and holistic care.
The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor’s degree with a major in nursing for students following the full-time curriculum plan beginning fall, 2018. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE).
Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.
In general, students take lower-level (100- and 200-level) courses in freshman or sophomore years and upper-level (300- and 400-level) courses in junior or senior years. Courses in the nursing program are carefully sequenced to provide students with a growing theory base to promote success in subsequent courses. It is critical that nursing students on this plan consult their academic advisor when planning their course schedule.
|FYS 100||First Year Seminar||1 credit|
|BIO 112||Principles of General Biology||3 credits|
|BIO 113||General Biology I: Cell Biology and Genetics||3 credits|
|BIO 113L||General Biology I Laboratory: Cell Biology and Genetics||1 credit|
|BIO 203||Microbiology||4 credits|
|BIO 222||Human Anatomy||4 credits|
|BIO 322||Human Physiology||4 credits|
|CHEM 110||Foundations of General, Organic and Biochemistry||3 credits|
|CHEM 110L||Foundations of General, Organic and Biochemistry Laboratory||1 credit|
|MATH 135||Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning||3 credits|
|NURS 110||Computer Technology in Nursing||3 credits|
|NURS 240||Nutrition||3 credits|
|NURS 310||Introduction to Clinical Nursing||6 credits|
|NURS 310SE||Nursing Simulation Experience||0 credits|
|NURS 311/MLS 311||Communication and Cultural Competence in Health Care||3 credits|
|NURS 317||Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I||3 credits|
|NURS 318||Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II||3 credits|
|NURS 330||Health Assessment||3 credits|
|NURS 337||Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing||4 credits|
|NURS 337SE||Nursing Simulation Experience||0 credits|
|NURS 338||Care of the Childbearing Family||4 credits|
|NURS 338SE||Nursing Simulation Experience||0 credits|
|NURS 360||Medical/Surgical Nursing I||4 credits|
|NURS 405||Care of Vulnerable Populations in the Community||4 credits|
|NURS 409||Care of Children and Families||4 credits|
|NURS 409SE||Nursing Simulation Experience||0 credits|
|NURS 435||Professionalism in Nursing||2 credits|
|NURS 437||Introduction to Nursing Research||3 credits|
|NURS 440||Leadership Practicum in Contemporary Nursing Practice||4 credits|
|NURS 460||Medical/Surgical Nursing II||4 credits|
|NURS 470||Medical/Surgical Nursing III||6 credits|
|PHIL 215||Ethics||3 credits|
|PSY 101||Introduction to Psychology||3 credits|
|PSY 108||Human Growth and Development||3 credits|
|SOC 101||Introduction to Sociology||3 credits|
|CMH 210||Introduction to Community Health||3 credits|
Minors and Other Options
A minor in nursing is not available.
Placement into the third- and fourth-year clinical experiences at hospitals and other sites requires the completion and documentation of several medical and placement-specific requirements. Some requirements must be fulfilled prior to the start of the third-year clinical experiences while others must be fulfilled annually prior to the start of classes in the third and fourth years of the nursing program. A summary of these requirements are below. Detailed descriptions of all requirements and the accepted documentation are included in the School of Nursing and Health Professions Student Policy Manual on the SU portal. NOTE: Medical and clinical requirements are subject to change and students should refer to the portal page for the School of Nursing and Health Professions for the most up to date requirements.
- Physical Examination (within one year of starting third-year clinical courses)
- Required Vaccinations – Tdap, Varicella, Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR), Hepatitis B (HepB)
- Fingerprinting (prior to enrollment in NURS 405)
- Proof of Health Insurance
- CPR Certification – certification must be in the American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers course and must be current for the entire academic year
- Tuberculosis Screen Test
- Seasonal Influenza (Flu) Vaccine
- Background Check and Drug Screen
- Dosage Exam – Score of 100% required in fall and spring of each year in clinical courses
- Clinical Site-Specific Documentation
It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all medical and clinical requirements are met as described using the procedures and deadlines published in the School of Nursing and Health Professions Student Policy Manual. Failure to provide acceptable documentation of medical requirements and/or clinical site-specific documentation by the established deadlines may result in a student being ineligible to begin any clinical experience.
It is possible to earn a nursing degree at Stevenson and practice as a nurse outside of Maryland upon graduation. Graduates planning to work as a nurse in locations other than Maryland should check with that State’s Board of Nursing for specific licensure requirements for that location. Additionally, graduates may obtain Uniform Licensure Requirements from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. Your professors and advisors in the School of Nursing and Health Professions will be happy to work with you to understand the licensure requirements for states outside of Maryland.
Information on NCLEX-RN pass rates is available on the Maryland Board of Nursing website. Information on the examination is available on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing website. The Bachelor’s degree in nursing at Stevenson University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C., 20036, 202-887-6791.
Admission Requirements for High School Graduates
Nursing is one of the most challenging and rewarding majors at Stevenson University. Proper academic preparation provides a solid foundation for your academic career and enables you to make the most of your nursing education. Typically students who complete high school biology, chemistry, and three years of preparatory math will be ready for their first year classes.Furthermore, in recent years, successful nursing students enter the program with unweighted GPA’s greater than 3.4 and SAT scores greater than 1100 (critical reading and math only). Admission is competitive and based on a review of all application materials. Acceptance into the University does not guarantee admission or progression in the nursing program.
For additional information, please call the Admissions Office toll free at 1-877-468-6852 or locally at 410-486-7001. You may also register to attend an Undergraduate Open House.
The baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in nursing at Stevenson University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Transfers and Second Bachelor’s Students
Stevenson University’s Nursing Program prepares students for the critical and expanding role of the nurse in today’s healthcare system through personalized instruction, supportive services and excellent clinical experiences. Students who have completed all prerequisite courses can finish this full-time clinical nursing program in two years. Upon successful fulfillment of all degree requirements, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become Registered Nurses.
- Victoria High Fidelity Birthing Manikin
- Victoria’s Baby
- Simulation code cart
- IV Pumps
- Simulation Med Cart
- Simulation Computer Station
- Computer used as Electronic Health Record
- Wall Monitor
- Pediatric HAL Baby High Fidelity Manikin
- Simulation Medication Cart
- Computer monitor for Hal’s data and vital signs.
- Infant Crib
- Health Assessment Lab