Credits Needed from Notre Dame
A minimum of 30 earned credits from Notre Dame of Maryland University is required for graduation. The final 30 credits for the degree must be earned at Notre Dame of Maryland University.
Specific course requirements for the RN to BSN program include:
General Education requirements (21 Credits)*
200-level Philosophy (3)
200-level Religious Studies (3)
300/400-level Religious Studies (3)
English Composition (3)
Math (Basic Statistics) (3)
*The General Education Requirements for Natural and Social Sciences are part of the Department requirements.
Please Note: As part of the degree program (120 credits) at least one course must be focused on Gender Studies and one on Cross-Cultural Studies. Students who take the upper-level Religious Studies course as part of the accelerated sequence will fulfill the Gender Studies requirement through that course. The Cross-Cultural Studies requirement will be fulfilled through the upper-level nursing course NUR-412 Population Health through a Caring Lens. NUR-412 is a required nursing course.
Students who have earned an Associate Degree prior to admission to the University are exempt from the Gender and Cross-cultural Requirement. However, most students will need to complete the upper-level Religious Studies course at NDMU in order to fulfill General Education Requirements.
Department Requirements for the Nursing Major
Human Anatomy & Physiology (6-8)*
Introduction to Psychology** (3)
Human Growth & Development ** (3)
Introduction to Sociology (3)
**Challenge Exam Available
Upper-Level Nursing Courses
30 upper-level nursing credits from an associate degree or diploma program may be granted through the Maryland Nursing Education Articulation Model.
Upper-level Nursing courses at Notre Dame (30 credits)
NUR-306 Writing for Professionals (1)
NUR-309 Foundations of Caring Science: Nursing Situations, Scholarly Analysis, and Calls for Justice (3)
NUR-319 Holistic Health Assessment & Nutrition Across the Lifespan for Professional Nurses (5)
NUR-400 Information Systems for Caring Practice (3)
NUR-411 Healthy Aging for Professional Nurses (3)
NUR-412 Population Health through a Caring Lens (4)
NUR-420 Nursing Research for Professional Nurses (3)
NUR-440 Caring Nursing Leadership for Professional Nurses (3)
NUR-450 Capstone Experience (2)
One Nursing Elective:
NUR-314 Nursing Situations in Palliative Caring (3) or
NUR-315 Advocacy, Politics and Power (3)
International/Study Abroad Opportunities
Special topics focused on nursing practice may be taken in partial fulfillment of select nursing courses. Contact the School of Nursing at 410-532-5526 for more information.