Bowie State University
14000 Jericho Park Road
Bowie, Maryland 20715
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated BSN Programs
RN to BSN Programs
RN to MSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
This Nursing Program is an upper division curriculum designed for registered nurses in the state of Maryland who are graduates of associate degree or diploma programs. New graduates are considered for admission pending success on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).
The Department of Nursing goals are consistent with the mission of the University and reflect the philosophy of the nursing faculty. The Department of Nursing goals are:
-To provide quality programs supportive of the learning needs of diverse learners so that they may accomplish their educational goals.
-To provide an environment supportive of quality instruction, the use of technology, scholarly endeavors, and critical thinking.
-To maintain faculty support systems and staff development programs that foster creativity and facilitate the faculty's contributions to higher education and the nursing profession.
-To maximize opportunities for students and faculty to participate in the internal operations of the University so as to foster optimal communications and ensure maximum involvement in the development and maintenance of programs and services.
-To engage in cooperative and collaborative relationships with regional communities that will promote health and nursing.
BSN Program Details
The Traditional Undergraduate (or baccalaureate) Nursing Program offers the Bachelor of Science degree (BS) after the successful completion of four years of nursing curriculum. The program prepares graduates to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nursing Practice (NCLEX-RN). The baccalaureate nursing program prepares the learner as a generalist to practice within the ethical, legal framework of professional nursing. We believe graduates should be prepared to provide therapeutic and culturally congruent care in a variety of settings, to meet the current and future needs of global communities. Graduates are educated to become consumers of research, work collaboratively as a member of the health care team, and utilize emerging new technologies. The following concepts are essential to baccalaureate nursing education: culturally congruent care, research, professional role, and leadership. The generalist role of baccalaureate nursing education is the foundation for specific roles of graduate nursing education.
MSN Program Details
The Master of Science graduate education builds upon the generalist foundation of baccalaureate education to prepare nurses for advanced practice roles. Graduate education provides the student with opportunities to develop expertise and specialized knowledge in the care of clients and populations. The graduate program is organized using core, supporting, and specialty content. Graduate nursing education incorporates evidence-based practice that enables nurses to participate in health policy development, research, health promotion, and management, with emphasis on diverse and vulnerable populations. Advanced practice nursing roles include nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse administrators, and nurse educators. We believe that the advanced practice nursing roles are integral to meeting the current and future health needs of society.
The Master of Science in nursing prepares graduates with the ability to:
-Apply theoretical models to guide advanced nursing practice designed to promote health and wellness in clients across the lifespan.
-Utilize theory from the nursing sciences and related disciplines to design, implement, and evaluate advanced practice nursing interventions.
-Use the research process to promote the development of professional nursing and to facilitate client wellness.
-Explore strategies that may influence health policy development with an emphasis on underserved populations.
-Provide leadership to improve the quality of nursing care to clients.
-Apply legal and ethical principles to implement advanced practice nursing roles.
Accelerated BSN Program Details
This is an 18-month intensive program for highly successful transfer and 2nd degree students. Candidates enter the program having completed all general education requirements and enroll into full-time study of nursing courses. See admission criteria and plan of study. Candidates are admitted each summer as indicated on the progression plan!
-Must be granted general university admissions through the BSU Office of Admissions
-Must have successfully completed all general education courses required for the baccalaureate nurse program
-Must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA
-Must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA in science and math courses
-Science courses completed within 5 years of admission date
-Must have evidence of success as a fulltime student (12 or more credits in one semester)
-Must submit the Accelerated BS Nursing application by posted deadline!
-Must submit sealed official transcripts with the Accelerated BS Nursing application!