Stevenson's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program 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 degree requirements, you are eligible 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.
Nursing students went cross-curricular last semester when they worked together with Theatre students. The collaboration resulted in simulated scenarios in which an end-of-life situation was at hand. While Theatre students acted as patients and family, Nursing students used their learned skills to act as hospice-care workers.
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 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||Communication and Cultural Competence in Professional Nursing||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 360SE||Nursing Simulation Experience||0 credits|
|NURS 405||Care of Vulnerable Populations in the Community||4 credits|
|NURS 405SE||Nursing Simulation Experience||0 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 460SE||Nursing Simulation Experience||0 credits|
|NURS 470||Medical/Surgical Nursing III||6 credits|
|NURS 470SE||Nursing Simulation Experience||0 credits|
|PHIL 215||Ethics||3 credits|
|PSY 101||Introduction to Psychology||3 credits|
|PSY 108||Human Growth & Development||3 credits|
|SOC 101||Introduction to Sociology||3 credits|
|CMH 210||Introduction to Community Health||3 credits|
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.
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.
Explore our academic catalog for a full listing of courses, course descriptions, suggested course sequences, and more.
A minor in Nursing is not available.
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.
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.