Stevenson University Nursing School Review
Stevenson University (SU) began as Villa Julie College, a medical-secretarial training school, in 1947. It was a Catholic institution, and remained affiliated with the Catholic Church until 1967, when it became an independent school. It became co-ed in 1972, and became a four-year school in 1984. In 2008, the name Stevenson University was chosen by the Board of Trustees.
SU enrolls 4000 students each year in undergraduate and graduate programs. There are two campuses, the Greenspring Campus in Stevenson and the Owings Mills Campus in Owings Mills. The University offers many student organizations to help students enjoy their time on campus. There are also a wide range of athletic teams to play on or cheer for.
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nursing
This program is for students beginning their nursing career, and is designed for students coming straight out of high school. Graduates of this program are eligible to take the Registered Nurse (RN) licensing exam. Students begin this program as freshmen, and will generally need four years to finish.
To apply to the BS program, students must apply to the University. They need to submit the application, a writing sample, high school transcript or GED, SAT or ACT scores, and a letter of recommendation.
This program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). It has also been approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing.
Transfer and Second Bachelor’s Students
This program is designed for students transferring in from another school, or who have already earned a bachelor’s degree. Students that have taken the required prerequisite classes are eligible to complete their BS in Nursing degree in two years.
To apply to this program, students must apply to the University, submit their official transcripts, write a statement of their nursing goals, submit a resume, and submit a plan of completion of the prerequisite courses for the program.
The prerequisites for this program are different, depending on whether or not students have a prior bachelor’s degree. For those that do, the required classes are General Biology with Lab, General Organic and Biochemistry with Lab, Human Anatomy with Lab, Human Physiology with Lab, Microbiology with Lab, Nutrition, Statistics, Growth and Development and Computer Technology in Nursing.
For transfer students without a prior bachelor’s degree, the required courses are General Biology with Lab, General Organic and Biochemistry with Lab, Human Anatomy with Lab, Human Physiology with Lab, Microbiology with Lab, Nutrition, Statistics, Growth and Development, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Sociology, English Composition, Writing about Literature, English Writing, Physical Education or Health, a Fine Arts elective, three Humanities electives, and Computer Technology in Nursing.
Students may take their prerequisites at any regionally accredited school.
RN to BS Option
This program is for RNs who wish to continue their education and earn their BS degree. The classroom portion of this program is available online, or is available in partnership with other area colleges and hospitals in an online/hybrid format.
Applicants must have a current RN license, complete the prerequisites with a GPA of at least 2.5, submit their official transcripts, have two letters of recommendation, and have an interview.
The prerequisites for this program are English Composition, Introduction to Literature, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Microbiology, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Sociology, Human Growth and Development, Statistics, English Writing (200 level or higher), Chemistry, Nutrition, Communication, Physical Education, four Humanities electives, and a Fine Arts elective.
Graduates of an accredited associate degree or diploma in nursing program will have taken most of their prerequisites in their previous studies and may transfer the credit.
Master of Science (MS) in Nursing
This program is offered part-time, and is an online, accelerated format. Classes start in the fall, spring, or summer semesters. Students must complete 36 credits to complete this program.
Applicants must have a BS in Nursing with a 3.0 GPA, a current RN license, official transcripts, two recommendation letters, and a personal statement.
Students may choose to study one of two specialty tracks:
- Nursing Education – this program is for RNs interested in becoming nurse faculty. It includes a teaching practicum.
- Nursing Leadership/Management – this program trains RNs to be managers in healthcare, and features a leadership practicum.
RN to MS Option
This program is designed for students who don’t currently hold a bachelor’s degree, who want to pursue an MS in Nursing. This streamlined program allows students to take certain graduate courses to meet both their BS and MS requirements.
Applicants must have an RN license, a GPA of at least 3.0 from their previous nursing coursework, and two letters of recommendation. If they meet these criteria, they will be accepted into the RN to BS option, with provisional entry into the MS program. To progress to the MS program, they must maintain a 3.0 GPA, maintain their RN license, and finish all non-nursing courses.
1525 Greenspring Valley Road,
Stevenson, MD, 21153-0641