Nursing

BSN Degree Completion Program

The Maria College Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree completion program has two (2) academic tracks:

Track 1:  This is designed for graduates of an accredited associate degree or diploma program in nursing who also hold a New York State unrestricted RN license, to complete the last two years of a four year bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Track 2:  This is designed for applicants who have a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in a non-nursing discipline; three-semester program.  

See below for detailed information on both Track 1 and Track 2.

The Maria BSN degree completion program's goal is to develop nurses who utilize evidence for practice decisions in a variety of healthcare settings and have knowledge of the issues shaping nursing and healthcare today. It also provides exposure to community health practices, outreach programs, quality improvement, nurses, sensitive indicators, informatics and alternative or complementary therapies.

Courses are offered both on the Maria College campus and in collaboration with area healthcare institutions.

The Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Further information on the program may be obtained by contacting the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and/or ACEN:

ACEN Accreditation

 

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
P: (404) 945-5000
www.nlnac.org/ACEN

 

REQUIREMENTS

All applicants must meet the following requirements: 
  • Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited associate degree or diploma program in nursing.
  • Hold a current New York State, unrestricted RN license (or receive the RN license by the start of the clinical course(s)).

Please contact admissions@mariacollege.edu for enrollment information.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-MARIA STUDENTS

Above and beyond the general requirements for transfer admission or re-admission to Maria College, students applying to the BSN degree completion program are required to complete or submit the following:

Additional Requirements:

  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5
  • Prerequisite Coursework:*

 3 Credits of English Composition
 3 Credits of Developmental/Life span Psychology
 8 Credits Anatomy and Physiology
12 Credits Liberal Arts Electives

  • Ability to meet both College and clinical agency health requirements. 
  • Two favorable references that address professional and/or academic ability (e.g., nursing faculty member, nursing supervisor).
  • Have appropriate health clearance requirements on file in the Nursing Program office prior to clinical facilities visits.

Course work within the BSN degree completion program will require the student to have a firm foundation in liberal arts and nursing, as well as a RN license to practice nursing. These requirements will ensure that the student is prepared to meet the program’s demands. Diploma graduates must have completed their non-nursing course work at a college or university for credits to be applicable for transfer into Maria College.

*If you have questions or feel that you do not meet all the requirements to be admitted to the program, please contact the Office of Admission to discuss possible options.  Phone: 518.861.2517 or Email: admissions@mariacollege.edu

CURRENT AAS NURSING STUDENT APPLICATION INFORMATION

If you are a current Maria AAS Nursing student, you are eligible to apply for the BSN degree completion program with a "change of status" form.  The form can be found in the Registrar’s Office or download by clicking here.  Please complete and submit prior to graduation.

ALUMNI OF MARIA COLLEGE'S AAS NURSING PROGRAM

Please contact the Admission Office for the simplified admission process steps and to also complete the Re-Enrollment Application.  You can also download the form by clicking here.

BSN DEGREE COMPLETION - TRACK 1

The Maria College Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree completion program is designed for graduates of an accredited associate degree or diploma program in nursing, who also hold a New York State unrestricted license, to complete the last two years of a bachelor's degree in nursing.

Track 1 Curriculum

Course First Semester Credits
ENG 300   Advanced Compostition 3
MAT 200   Statistics 3
NUR 301 Nursing Theory & Practice Issues 3
NUR 360   Health Assesment, Promotion and Diagnostic Reasoning 3
PSY 300   Organizational Psychology 3
    15
Course Second Semester Credits
HOS 320   Complementary and Alternative Therapies 3
NUR 310   Pathophysiology 3
NUR 340   Intro to Research and Evidence-based Research                3
*NUR 385  Community Health Nursing and Epidemiology 6
     15
Course Third Semester Credits
NUR 308   Healthcare Informatics 3
NUR 410   Pharmacology 3
NUR 421   Leadership, Management and Ethics in Nursing                3
*SOC 410  Heath Promotion Across Life Span 6
    15
Course Fourth Semester Credits
*NUR 460  Nursing Specialty and Synthesis Seminar 6
PHI 300   Heath Care Ethics 3
  Sociology or Cultural Studies (300/400 Level)                     3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3
    15

*Experiential learning or clinical required for course.

BSN DEGREE COMPLETION - TRACK 2

A second three semester program option is available to applicants who also have a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in a non-nursing discipline.

Track 2 Curriculum

Course First Semester Credits
MAT 200 Statistics 3
NUR 301   Nursing Theory and Practice Issues 3
NUR 360   Health Assesment, Promotion and Diagnostic Reasoning 3
*SOC 410  Health Promotion across Life Span 6
    15

 

Course Second Semester Credits
HOS 320   Complementary and Alternative Therapies 3
NUR 310   Pathophysiology 3
NUR 340   Intro to Research and Evidence-based Research                3
*NUR 385  Community Health Nursing and Epidemiology 6
    15

 

Course Third Semester Course
NUR 308   Healthcare Informatics 3
NUR 410   Pharmacology 3
NUR 421   Leadership, Management and Ethics in Nursing                3
*NUR 460  Nursing Specialty and Synthesis Seminar 6
    15

 

*Experiential learning or clinical required for course.