Frequently Asked Questions

Which Towson University sites offer the RN to B.S. nursing option?
The RN to B.S. option is offered at Towson University’s main campus in Towson, Maryland: Towson University Northeast (TUNE) in Bel Air, Maryland, and at the USMH Building in Hagerstown, Maryland. 

If I am an international student, may I still apply?
Yes. The RN to BS application process is the same. Please contact University Admissions for details about admission to Towson University.

May I apply if I haven’t completed all of my prerequisite courses?
Yes, applicants may apply to the RN to B.S. option before their prerequisite courses are finished. Admission would be contingent upon completion of all prerequisites before the entry semester begins. Official transcripts are required to show proof of completed prerequisites.

May I apply before I graduate from my A.S. nursing program and/or before I successfully complete the NCLEX-RN?
Yes, applicants may be admitted prior to the completion of their nursing program and pending successful completion of the NCLEX-RN. Admission to the nursing major would be contingent on the submission of an official transcript confirming nursing education and proof of successful completion of the NCLEX-RN licensure examination. NCLEX-RN licensure must be from Maryland or a compact state.

Are courses offered online or face-to-face? Is there a weekend or evening option?
Courses are offered in three formats: face-to-face, online, or hybrid. The face-to-face format would be your traditional classroom setting. The online format would be taught fully online and the hybrid format is a combination of face-to-face and online. The hybrid format allows for traditional face-to-face sessions some weeks and fully online sessions other weeks. Courses in the RN to B.S. option are offered during the day. Evening and weekend offerings are not an option at this time.

What are the number of credits required each semester and how long do I have to finish the degree?
RN to B.S. students may choose to complete the course requirements on a full-time or part-time basis. It is possible to complete the coursework in a full calendar year by taking 12-15 credits per semester. From the time you begin coursework at Towson University, you have 10 years to complete the degree.