College of Health Professions

Department of Nursing

Degree Requirements

The university requires a minimum of 120 units for graduation. However, established departmental requirements must also be completed for graduation with a Nursing major. This necessitates completion of more than 120 units for most students enrolled in the department.

Prerequisites for Courses:  Registered Nurse Degree Completion Option (RN to BS)

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.

Nursing Prerequisite Equivalencies for Community Colleges in Maryland (PDF)

Required Courses:  Registered Nurse Degree Completion Option (RN to BS)

• 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)

From the time you begin courses at Towson you have 10 years to complete the degree. Students can choose to complete the course requirements full-time or part-time. It is possible to finish coursework in a full calendar year. Courses are planned in a specific sequence.

Sample Plans of Study (PDF)


Department of Nursing
Linthicum Hall, Room 301 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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





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