College of Health Professions

Department of Nursing

Maryland RN to B.S. Articulation Model

According to the Maryland RN to B.S. Articulation Model, RNs pursing a bachelor's degree in nursing are allowed a maximum of 90 transfer credits. Of those 90 transfer credits, 60 credits may be lower-level liberal arts and science credits (the number of credits depends on community college non-nursing credits earned) and 30 credits may be upper-level nursing credits based on unencumbered Maryland licensure.

Completion of the following nursing courses at Towson University fulfills the requirements for a bachelor’s degree in nursing based on an active unencumbered Maryland or compact RN license.

• NURS 330 Professional Nursing Bridge (3)
• NURS 347 Health Assessment Across the Lifespan (3)
• NURS 333 Professional Nursing II: Issues (3)
• NURS 416 Cultural Diversity and Healthcare (3)
• NURS 435 Professional Nursing III: Research in Nursing (3)
• NURS 460 Nursing & Healthcare IV: Older Adults (2)
• NURS 476 Nursing & Healthcare VIII: Community Health (3)
• NURS 476C Nursing & Healthcare VIII: Community Health Clinical (2)
• NURS 484 Professional Nursing IV: Leadership and Management (3)
• Upper level electives (5)

Maryland community college students with an associate’s degree in nursing must apply to both the Undergraduate Admissions Office and the Department of Nursing at Towson University.

The minimum number of units that must be completed at Towson is 30; this may vary depending on the number of credits transferred from the community college. To ensure successful progress through the Nursing major, students must complete prerequisite courses: General Chemistry, Nutrition and Microbiology. If these courses were not part of the associate’s degree, they must be completed prior to full acceptance into the Nursing major—which could add additional units to the program. A statistics course is needed prior to enrolling in NURS 435. In addition an Ethics course is a Towson University requirement and will need to be completed before being awarded a bachelor’s degree from Towson University.



Department of Nursing
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Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2067
Fax: 410-704-4325





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