Program Overview

The online RN to BSN degree completion program from the University of Maryland-Baltimore is designed to help registered nurses expand their education and career opportunities by sharpening their critical thinking skills and strengthening their communication and leadership competencies. Coursework explores topics such as:

  • ​Evidence-Based Care
  • Health Informatics
  • Nursing Leadership and Management
  • ​Public Health

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


    Degree completion requires 120 credits, including transfer credits.

    • Online curriculum: 31 credits
    • Must hold either a diploma in nursing or an associate degree in nursing
    • An overall GPA of 3.0 and a preferred science GPA of 2.75
    • Official transcripts from all schools attended
    • Official scores (if applicable)
    • RN license, Maryland or compact state licensure
    • Completion of prerequisite coursework
    • Essay
    • Two letters of recommendation

    *This state is a member of the Nurse License Compact granting nurses to have one multi-state license in participating states. Non-resident students will need to check with both the school and their state of residence for approval to complete this degree program.

    School Overview

    Founded in 1807, the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is Maryland’s only public health, law, and human services university, dedicated to excellence in education, research, clinical care, and public service. Six professional schools and a Graduate School train the majority of the state's physicians, graduate nurses, dentists, lawyers, social workers, and pharmacists. UMB operates with a mission “to improve the human condition and serve the public good of Maryland and society at-large through education, research, clinical care, and service.”

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    • School of Pharmacy 
    • School of Social Work

    Each school operates its own online education program, leading to degrees at all levels which can be earned entirely online.


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