School of Nursing
SU nursing graduates have one of the highest five-year average NCLEX-RN pass rates in Maryland for baccalaureate programs at 92.28% (2009 - present). Our recent accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for the maximum period is further validation of the quality of our curriculum, faculty and resources.
Students in SU nursing programs pride themselves on involvement, participating in a host of community service projects, on and off campus. Our Student Nurses Association has been nationally recognized for community service and has a 21-year record of success with passage of its resolutions at the annual NSNA Convention.
Our faculty engage in research and clinical practice publishing their work in such esteemed journals as Journal of Nursing Education, Nurse Educator and Journal of Professional Nursing and practicing at area hospitals and clinics. They also lend their expertise to national and regional health organizations and advisory boards.
Meet the School of Nursing faculty and staff.
Our Academic Programs
The School of Nursing offers three tracks to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.): one for traditional undergraduate students (1st B.S.N.), a second for non-nursing college graduates (2nd B.S.N.) and a third for registered nurses (RN). Baccalaureate preparation for the practice of professional nursing requires a substantial liberal education base for the study of the theory and practice of nursing.
The School of Nursing also offers two options within its Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.), the Nurse Educator and Health Care Leadership tracks. A Registered Nurse without a B.S.N. can also elect the RN-to-M.S.N. option and move directly through undergraduate courses into one of these tracks without stopping to complete the B.S.N. The latest addition to the School of Nursing is its Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program with both post-baccalaureate and post-master’s options.
Learn more about the programs offered by our department:
- Nursing major with the following options:
- Traditional B.S.N.
- Second Degree B.S.N.
- RN to B.S.N. for Registered Nurses
- Post-Baccalaureate Certificate: Health Care Management
- M.S.N. with the following options:
- RN to Master’s (No Previous Bachelor’s)
- Health Care Leadership Track
- Nurse Educator Track
- Doctor of Nursing Practice with the following options:
- Post-Baccalaureate to D.N.P.
- Post-Master’s to D.N.P.
- Post-Doctorate of Nursing Practice Certificate of Completion: Family Nurse Practitioner
What’s Special About SU Nursing?
Close faculty supervision in clinical courses. For all direct care experiences, clinical groups are typically no larger than eight students. This allows for personal attention and coaching while learning how to think like a nurse. Students also develop close friendships with classmates that last through their years at SU and beyond.
Expert faculty who practice what they teach. All classroom teachers also supervise clinical practice so what is taught in the classroom is readily applied and reinforced in a clinical setting bridging the gap between the “textbook” and the “real world.”
Excellent clinical facilities. SU has clinical affiliations at a variety of hospitals, clinics, health departments and mental health care facilities. Among the hospitals is an award-winning regional trauma center that recently received recognition as one of the “Most Wired Hospitals” in the U.S.
An advisor in your field. All nursing students are assigned a nursing faculty member for academic advisement.
Undergraduate Programs in Brief
The School of Nursing offers three tracks to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing: one for traditional undergraduate students (1st B.S.N.), a second for non-nursing college graduates (2nd B.S.N.) and a third for registered nurses (RN). Baccalaureate preparation for the practice of professional nursing requires a substantial liberal education base for the study of the theory and practice of nursing.
Program Information and Resources
Learn the expectations of the school’s various programs through our Student Handbooks.
- 5 Program Offerings
- 65 First-Degree B.S.N. Cohort Seats
- 750 Sq. Ft. for Simulation Training