The Department of Nursing offers coursework leading to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
degree with a major in nursing for traditional (pre-licensure) students taking the
basic program option and for students interested in degree completion options.
Nursing Basic Program Option/Nursing Major
The basic program option is for those who do not have a previous nursing degree, as
well as those 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 degree completion option includes the RN-to-BS option and the Associate-to-Bachelor’s
(ATB) option. The degree completion option offers 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:
- 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 inter-professional
- Incorporate psychosocial - cultural knowledge and sensitivity in the care of the individual,
community, or population.
- Promote a culture of caring in diverse settings for the individual, community, or
- Participate in quality improvement and patient safety initiatives in a variety of
- Assist all clients who are experiencing stress to move towards adaptation through
the use of evidence- based nursing practice.
- Use and manage information and clinical technology to deliver effective and efficient
- 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.
- Use communication, leadership and collaborative skills in the delivery of high-quality,
patient-centered care for the individual, family, community or population.
- Demonstrate clinical reasoning, management and evaluation skills in the development
and delivery of patient-centered care for multiple clients with complex needs.
- Implement holistic, patient-center care across the life span that reflects an understanding
of the sciences, nursing and the humanities.
- Integrate profession values and a commitment to lifelong learning into one’s professional