Looking to earn your ATB Nursing degree online? Stevenson University Online and Cecil College have formed a partnership that will allow students to expedite the process of earning their nursing degree online. Students accepted into the online Associate to Bachelor’s in Nursing 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 Cecil College.  

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 offered entirely online. Cecil College students in the ATB option can begin twice each academic year in the fall, spring, or summer semesters. The program length is 8 terms, including summer sessions, and takes approximately three years to complete.  Eligible Cecil nursing students have the opportunity to enroll in the online associates to bachelor’s in nursing option, and Stevenson courses after successful completion of their first year of the Cecil College Nursing program.  

Logo CCNE Accredited

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

Major Requirements

  • GPS 200 Adult Learning Theory & Practice
  • NATB 312 Physical Assessment & Pathophysiology
  • 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

Additional Program Requirements

  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Microbiology
  • Composition & Literature
  • Statistics
  • Psychology
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Sociology

Cecil Transfer Guide

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 in nursing and RN to BS options. Students are required to complete 120 credits to earn the bachelor of science in nursing.

*Clinical Experience

Students must successfully pass the NCLEX-RN prior to taking Stevenson’s NATB 424 – Health in the Community course.

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.

What are the online associate nursing program deadlines? 
Cecil College students will follow Stevenson University’s online associate nursing program admissions deadlines listed on our Getting started page here

When am I eligible to start the online associates to bachelor’s in nursing option? 
Students are eligible to begin dual enrolled courses with Stevenson after completion of their first semester of Nursing at Cecil College. Students can begin the application process for ATB within the semester they are projected to complete their first semester of nursing at Cecil College. 

How long will it take me to graduate? 
Each student’s expected time frame 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 for your nursing degree 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’s online associates to bachelor’s in nursing programs have a high-rate of career success. Within six months of graduation, nearly 99 percent of our surveyed 2017-2018 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 us at suo-inquiry@stevenson.edu or call 1-877-531-7118. 

Tuition Per Credit$396.00*Cost per Course
(3-Credit Course)

Stevenson University’s online nursing program has simplified the cost of your education by eliminating all fees.

Students enrolled at Cecil 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 Cecil’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 Partnerships page. For more information about the tuition discount available through Cecil’s partnership with Stevenson, please contact us at suo-inquiry@stevenson.edu or call 1-877-531-7118.

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