The Bachelor of Science in Nursing for registered nurses at University of Maryland Global Campus provides a pathway for career advancement in clinical research or public health nursing, as well as preparation for graduate study, by building on your established clinical and practical experiences. Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, this program will help equip you to assume the role of the professional nurse in diverse and challenging settings, take on responsibility for client care, and provide exceptional evidence-based nursing care to patients.

These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021–2022 academic year. For prior year academic requirements, visit our catalog archive.


Program Mission Statement

To prepare graduates to assume leadership roles in diverse and challenging settings, be accountable for their patients' care, provide exceptional evidence-based nursing care to all patients, and be equipped for graduate study and leadership positions in nursing.

About the Nursing for Registered Nurses Bachelor's Degree

What You'll Learn

Through your coursework, you will learn how to

  • Demonstrate clinical reasoning in selecting and applying healthcare approaches for individuals, families, and communities
  • Evaluate and apply research to promote evidence-based nursing practice
  • Apply management and leadership concepts in various settings to promote health
  • Evaluate and communicate the effects of health policy and healthcare systems on the nursing profession and the delivery of care
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the value of continuous personal and professional development as healthcare evolves

Coursework Examples

In past projects, students have had the opportunity to

  • Evaluate and critique research findings
  • Develop an evidence-based patient care proposal
  • Devise a plan to address a global healthcare issue
  • Develop and implement a community health promotion plan
  • Create a quality improvement plan for a patient care issue

Nursing for Registered Nurses Bachelor's Degree Requirements

Our curriculum is designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars. You'll learn theories combined with real-world applications and practical skills you can apply on the job right away.

Courses in the Major

Total Credits Required: 120

If you were admitted to this program prior to the fall 2018 term, contact an advisor before enrolling in courses.

Required Major Courses

  • NURS 300
  • NURS 305
  • NURS 362
  • NURS 350
  • HMGT 372
  • NURS 420
  • NURS 410
  • NURS 462
  • NURS 485

Related Required Courses

The following may be applied to general education or elective requirements:

  • STAT 200
  • PSYC 100
  • SOCY 100
  • BIOL 230
  • Anatomy and physiology I with lab
  • Anatomy and physiology II with lab

RN License

Your active unencumbered RN license, a program admission requirement, counts for an additional 30 credits.

General Education Requirements

UMGC outlines the options available to fulfill the 41 credits of general education coursework for bachelor's degrees on the General Education Requirements webpage.

In addition to the major, elective, and general education courses and requirements outlined on this page, please review the overall bachelor's degree requirements.

Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for career advancement in clinical research or public health nursing and provides preparation for graduate study in nursing.

Program Admission Requirements

UMGC's Bachelor of Science in Nursing for registered nurses (RN to BSN) is only open to students who have an associate's degree in nursing or a diploma from a registered nursing education program that is recognized by the appropriate State Board of Nursing.

State-Specific Details

Students must reside in and have an active, unencumbered nursing license in one of the following approved states at the time of admission and throughout completion of the program: Arizona; Arkansas; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Illinois; Indiana; Kansas; Kentucky; Maine; Maryland; Michigan; Mississippi; Montana; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Texas; Vermont; Virginia; West Virginia; Wisconsin; and Washington, D.C.

Learn more about professional licensure and how to contact your state's licensing board.

Note: This program is not intended to lead to initial professional licensure.

Student Clubs and Organizations

    Available To: Undergraduate

    The Nursing Club is a student- and alumni-led group where members can collaborate and share information on resources, scholarships, and career opportunities. Students and alumni are encouraged to network with one another and discuss topics that are of interest to the nursing community.

Program Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)The baccalaureate degree in nursing at UMGC is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001-2399, 202-887-6791.