Undergraduate Program

The Department of Nursing offers coursework leading to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a major in nursing for traditional students through a basic/pre-licensure option and for students in associate degree nursing programs through two degree completion options.

Basic/Pre-licensure Nursing Major

The basic/pre-licensure nursing major is for students who do not have a previous nursing degree or who have a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than nursing. The curriculum includes courses in the liberal arts, the sciences, and nursing. This option is offered in Towson, MD, and Hagerstown, MD.

Nursing Degree Completion Options

The nursing degree completion options include the Registered Nurse-to-Bachelor of Science (RN to B.S.) option and the Associate-to-Bachelor’s (ATB) option. Degree completion options offer an innovative and flexible curriculum that meets the needs of a diverse nursing community.

Undergraduate Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Nursing program, the graduate will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide and manage effective patient-centered nursing care of the individual, community, or population as a member of the interprofessional team.
  2. Incorporate psycho-social-cultural knowledge and sensitivity in the care of the individual, community, or population.
  3. Promote a culture of caring in diverse settings for the individual, community, or population.
  4. Participate in quality improvement and patient safety initiatives in a variety of health-care settings.
  5. Assist all clients who are experiencing stress to move towards adaptation through the use of evidence-based nursing practice.
  6. Use and manage information and clinical technology to deliver effective and efficient patient-centered care.
  7. Evaluate the impact of socio-economic, ethical, legal, and political factors on health care delivery and professional nursing practice as it relates to the individual, family, community, or population.
  8. Use communication, leadership and collaborative skills in the delivery of high-quality, patient-centered care for the individual, family, community, or population.
  9. Demonstrate clinical reasoning, management, and evaluation skills in the development and delivery of patient-centered care for multiple clients with complex needs.
  10. Implement holistic, patient-centered care across the life span that reflects an understanding of the sciences, nursing, and the humanities.
  11. Integrate professional values and a commitment to lifelong learning into one’s professional practice.