The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) offers a competitive and rigorous undergraduate program. As a student in this program, you will be educated in an environment where evidence creates the foundation for curriculum and practice. You will have access to faculty who are leaders in their fields, scientists who are on the cutting edge of nursing research, and expert clinicians who will become your mentors. You will hone your nursing skills in state-of-the-art facilities and build relationships with other highly motivated students. Your clinical experiences will be stimulating and varied. By the time you complete your degree, you will be prepared to apply your comprehensive skills and leadership abilities in a wide variety of settings. In addition, your BSN degree will qualify you for graduate study in nursing.
About the Program
Before matriculating, all students (both traditional BSN and RN-BSN) must complete a minimum of 59 credits of required, lower-division coursework in the social and behavioral sciences, the natural and physical sciences and the arts and humanities. All bachelor's students (both traditional BSN and RN-BSN) must complete their degree program within five years of matriculation.
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Sample Plan of Study
A typical plan of study for full-time, upper-division BSN students in the traditional option is outlined below:
|NURS 304||Introduction to Professional Nursing Practice||4|
|NURS 320||Science and Research for Nursing Practice||3|
|NURS 333||Health Assessment||3|
|NURS 325||Context of Health Care Delivery I||2|
|NURS 330||Adult Health Nursing||7|
|NURS 331||Gerontological Nursing||3|
|NURS 405||Informatics and Technology||3|
|NURS 407||Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family||5|
|NURS 308||Nursing Care of Infants/Children: A Family Perspective||4|
|NURS 402||Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing||5|
|NURS 418||Directive Elective (if not previously completed)||3|
|NURS 403||Community Health Nursing||5|
|NURS 425||Organizational Leadership and Management||3|
|NURS 487||Clinical Emphasis Practicum and Seminar||6|
|General Education & Prerequisite Courses||59|
|Total Credits for BSN Option||120|
Admission to this program is highly competitive.
Minimum Application Requirements
- Official transcripts from all schools attended
- Applicable Advanced Placement (AP) or CLEP score reports
- Entrance Exam Requirement
- Personal resumé
- Prerequisite Course List (Word)
- A statement of goals and objectives
- Two recent academic letters of recommendation (PDF)
- Information for International Applicants (English Proficiency & Foreign Coursework Evaluation)
- Payment of the $50 application fee
To be considered for admission to the BSN program you must also have:
- An overall GPA of 3.0
- A science GPA of 3.0 (chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Microbiology)
To accept our offer of admission to the BSN program you must:
- Complete the Enrollment Agreement and return it to: University of Maryland School of Nursing, Office of Student and Academic Services, Suite 102, 655 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
- Submit a $400 non-refundable enrollment deposit with your completed Enrollment Agreement. The enrollment deposit is credited against your tuition charges. You are encouraged to pay your deposit online at http://www.simsweb.umaryland.edu.
- Complete an American Heart Association or American Red Cross CPR course for the Health Care Provider/Professional Rescuer. You must submit a photocopy of your CPR certification card (front and back) to the Office of Student and Academic Services. Web-based courses are not accepted.
- Successfully complete the required prerequisite courses (PDF) and provide an official transcript of the course(s) and grade(s).
- Provide an official transcript for any coursework in which you are currently enrolled. Our offer of admission will be withdrawn if you fail to submit an official transcript by the deadline noted below. Please note that students admitted to the Traditional BSN Program must earn a minimum grade of “B” in any additional coursework completed prior to enrolling at the School of Nursing and must present a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 (“B”) otherwise admission will be withdrawn.
- Send your Medical History Form to: Student and Employee Health, 29 South Paca Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. Visit UM Student Health for details »
- Submit written notification of any change in your permanent address, mailing address, or telephone number to the School of Nursing Office of Records and Registrations, Room 108