There are a decent number of accelerated BSN degrees to choose from in Maryland, and many colleges have on-campus locations. Featured online programs and the full list of accelerated bachelor’s of science in nursing programs are highlighted below.
Bowie State University
14000 Jericho Park Road, Bowie, MD 20715-9465. Tel: 301-860-4000.
Bowie State University is a public college located on a 300-acre campus in Bowie, Maryland, in between Baltimore and Washington, DC. It is part of the University System of Maryland and is the state’s oldest historically black university. It was founded in 1865 by the Baltimore Association for the Moral and Educational Improvement of Colored People to train African- American teachers. It was originally called the Baltimore Normal School.
The institution went through several name changes until 1988 when it achieved university status and its name was changed to Bowie State University. Today, Bowie State offers over 40 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 4 colleges. The nursing department offers an Accelerated BSN track that allows students to earn a BSN degree after 18 months of full-time classroom and clinical work. To qualify for this BSN second degree program the student must have completed all general education classes necessary for a bachelors degree and must have completed the prerequisite math and science classes with a GPA of at least 3.0. The application deadline is in February.
Coppin State University
Coppin State University
2500 West North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21216-3698,
Coppin State University is a public university located on a 50-acre campus in Baltimore, Maryland. It is part of the University System of Maryland and is a historically black university. It was founded in 1900 as the Colored High School by the Baltimore City School Board to train African-American elementary school teachers. By 1902 the teaching training program had expanded to a 2-year program and in 1926 was renamed the Fanny Jackson Coppin Normal School in honor of Fanny Jackson Coppin, an African-American leader in teacher education. Having expanded its curriculum beyond teacher education, its name was changed to Coppin State University. Today, Coppin State offers over 40 degree programs in 7 schools and colleges.
The Helene Fuld School of Nursing offers the Accelerated Second Degree BSN program to adult learners who already have a bachelors degree in a field other than nursing. The program focuses on disease prevention, health promotion, pharmacology, women’s health assessment, informatics, pathophysiology, mental health and health of families and populations. To qualify for this 2nd degree BSN program, the student must also have completed the prerequisite coursework prior to admission. The application deadline is in April.
Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University
School of Nursing, 525 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205,
Johns Hopkins University is a private, research university located on a 140-acre campus in Baltimore, Maryland. It was founded in 1976 after Johns Hopkins, a Quaker philanthropist, bequeathed funds for the establishment of a school in Baltimore. Today, Johns Hopkins offers over 200 undergraduate and graduate academic programs in 9 schools. The nursing training program as Johns Hopkins was created in 1889 at the same time that the Johns Hopkins Hospital was established. The School of Nursing became a separate division in 1983. The Accelerated Program was first offered at the School of Nursing in 1990. It allows students with a bachelors degree in another discipline to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 13 months. To qualify for this BSN second degree program, the student must have already earned a bachelors degree in a field other than nursing and must have completed the 5 prerequisite classes with a grade of “B” or better in each. The prerequisite classes include: Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Nutrition, Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan, and Statistics. The application deadline is in November for summer entry and January for fall entry.
1101 Camden Ave., Salisbury, MD 21801,
Salisbury University is a public college located on a 173-acre campus in Salisbury, Maryland. It was founded in1925 as Maryland State Normal School to train elementary school teachers. By 2001 the school had expanded to offer several bachelors and masters degrees, and the name was changed to Salisbury University. Today, Salisbury University offers over 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 4 schools. For 15 consecutive years Salisbury University was named one of the “Top Public Regional Universities in the North” by U.S. News & World Report.
The Department of Nursing offers 3 tracks to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree: the Traditional Track, the RN to BSN Track and the 2nd Degree Track. The 2nd Degree Track allows students to earn a BSN degree after 3 semesters of full-time classroom and clinical work. Clinical rotations begin in the fall semester and take place in hospitals and clinics within a 30-60 minute drive from campus. To qualify for this ABSN (Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing) degree program, the student must have already earned a bachelors degree in a field other than nursing and must have completed the 6 prerequisite classes. The application deadline is in December for fall entry.
1525 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson, MD, 21153-0641,
Stevenson University is a private university located on a 60-acre campus in Stevenson, Maryland. It has a second campus in Owings Mills. It was founded in 1947 as Villa Julie College by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur as a one-year Catholic training school for medical secretaries. Since then the school has become independent of the Catholic Church, adopted a liberal arts curriculum and changed its name to Stevenson University. Today Stevenson University enrolls over 4,000 students and offers over 30 degree programs. The school of nursing provides several flexible ways for students to pursue a career in nursing, including the Second Bachelors program. This accelerated BSN track allows students to earn a BSN degree after 16 months of full-time classroom and clinical work. To qualify for this BSN second degree program, the student must have already earned a bachelors degree in a field other than nursing and must have completed the 9 prerequisite classes with a grade of “C” or better in each. The application deadline is in February.