The Traditional Undergraduate (or baccalaureate) Nursing Program offers the Bachelor of Science degree (BS) after the successful completion of four years of nursing curriculum. This program track is designed for freshman entry level candidates, however, transfer applicants may also apply. 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.
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:
(Traditional nursing admission is designed for freshman status students at Bowie State University, who have completed the required general education courses to become eligible for admission to the Traditional Baccaulaureate Nursing Program. Candidates for this program track are admitted for the fall semester only. Nursing entrance examinations are not required! In order to be considered for this program track, you must meet the following requirements:
*Please know that all Transfer Credit Evaluations are conducted by the BSU Office of Admissions upon completion of the on-line BSU general admissions application. Please visit the BSU "admissions" webpage to learn more about the credit evaluation process.
Application Submission Date: March 3, 2014 (Please do not send applications until this date!)
Application Deadline: April 4, 2014 (This process is now closed!)
(Note: All admitted nursing students must have a criminal background check (conducted in federal and state standards).
Please understand that admission to the Tradtional BS Nursing program track is highly selective. There are many more applicants than there is available space. While you may meet the criteria above, there may be more candidates that surpassed the criteria.
For questions or concerns, prospective candidates are required to send inquiries via email to our Nursing Academic Advisor: