Nursing Major


ACEN Accreditation

The baccalaureate nursing program at Bowie State University is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for
Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the baccalaureate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program.

For almost 30 years, Bowie State has cultivated naturally caring people into dynamic nursing professionals. The Bachelor of Science program, one of the most respected in the region, features a state-of-the-art simulation laboratory and community-based clinical placements to prepare students to deliver the best in client care. You’ll think critically, master new technologies, develop leadership skills and work collaboratively as part of a health care team to meet the needs of global communities, from your own neighborhood to developing regions abroad. Graduate with the education and skills necessary to begin a career providing exceptional service to those in need.

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What sets us apart from other programs: our passion for increasing the number of qualified people of color in the nursing field. We believe well-rounded students make the best nurses and our liberal arts-based curriculum, infused with content from the social sciences, arts, humanities and computer science as well as health and science, opens up possibilities and opportunities in a broad range of careers.

As a nursing major, your end-of-program student learning outcomes (EPSLOs) will be the ability to:

  • Implement the nursing process and caring behaviors with individuals, families, and communities.
  • Utilize critical thinking and clinical reasoning to promote optimal wellness with individuals, families and communities.
  • Utilize communication, technology, and inter-professional collaboration to provide safe and effective nursing care.
  • Integrate culturally congruent care concepts for clients across the lifespan.
  • Utilize evidence-based findings for clinical decision-making in nursing practice.
  • Apply health policies, and legal and ethical concepts in nursing practice into clinical nursing practice while adhering to legal and ethical principles.
  • Demonstrate the ability to address the changing health care needs of diverse populations representing the global community.

The baccalaureate nursing program prepares students to become generalists practicing within the ethical and legal framework of professional nursing. Your education will equip you to not only meet the changing health care needs of diverse populations, but it will also prepare you to be a leader.