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Start work on your BSN while at AACC

If you are interested in launching a career as a nurse, you’ve come to the right place. At AACC, you can earn your BSN faster and more affordably while attending college at Maryland’s top nursing program in the state and region.

 

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The demand for nurses with a BSN degree continues to grow. In fact, many health care organizations are now requiring nurses with associate and diploma degrees to enter baccalaureate nursing programs within five years or less of graduation. Let us help you. AACC nursing graduates are successful:

  • 96%-100% of graduates pass the NCLEX exam for nursing licensure.
  • AACC faculty work closely with each student to promote success.
  • AACC students have access to the best and newest technology to adequately prepare for the workforce.
  • The new Health and Life Sciences Building opens fall 2021 to accommodate more students and meet the needs of the community.

Associate to Bachelor’s

Want to command a higher salary and be considered a competitive job candidate among health care employers? AACC offers an RN to BSN program that allows you to earn your associate degree and bachelor’s degree at the same time! All eligible AACC nursing students have access to a special dual admission option that allows them to work toward these goals concurrently. This puts AACC nursing students on the path to finishing their degree at half the cost and in less time!

  • Start working as an RN sooner
  • Save money
  • Priority admission to our university ATB partnerships

Dual Agreements for Associate to Bachelor's

AACC nursing students can dually enroll in an Associate to Bachelor's (ATB) degree program through the following schools. Each university has additional requirements for their programs.

American Public University System

This dual enrollment Associate to Bachelor’s option with American Public University System is available to eligible students once they are accepted to AACC's nursing program and beginning their second term. Admission is competitive and based on completed courses and grade point average (GPA). The program is flexible and convenient; it includes all online learning with some practicums near the end of the BSN program.

  • AACC Prerequisites:
    • MAT-135 – Statistics
    • 14 additional general elective credits
  •  AACC term start: second term or after
  • Tuition: $285 per credit

Learn more about the APUS RN to BSN partnership on their website.

Frostburg University

This dual enrollment Associate to Bacheolor's option with Frostburg University is available to eligible students once they are accepted to AACC's nursing program. Admission is competitive and based on completed courses and grade point average (GPA). The flexible, convenient program includes all online learning with a practicum near the end of the BSN program.

  • AACC Prerequisites:
    • CHE-111 – Chemistry
    • MAT-135 – Statistics
    • BIO-135 – Nutrition
    • 6 credits in Humanities
    • 3 credits in Arts
    • Will count two of the Arts and Humanities taken at AACC
  • AACC term start: first term or after
  • Tuition: $305/credit; for additional fees, see Frostburg's website.

Learn more about the Frostburg RN to BSN partnership on their website.

Stevenson University Online

AACC and Stevenson University Online have formed an ATB Nursing partnership that will allow students to expedite the process of earning their nursing degree. The flexible, convenient program features several eight-week course options, all online learning, and includes a practicum near the end of the BSN program.

  • AACC Prerequisites:
    • CHE-111 – Chemistry
    • MAT-135 – Statistics
    • BIO-135 – Nutrition
    • COM-111 – Communication
    • PHI-142 – Ethics
    • Will accept COM-111 and PHI-142 if taken as prerequisites for AACC
  • AACC term start: first term or after
  • Tuition: $396/credit (includes 20% discount)

Learn more about the Stevenson University Online RN to BSN partnership on their website.

University of Maryland School of Nursing

AACC and the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) have partnered to ensure students have a seamless transition from AACC’s Associate Degree in Nursing program to UMSON’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Students enrolled in the program will receive transfer credits from UMSON for completed coursework at AACC and will be granted special student status, allowing them to take UMSON courses while still working on their associate degree. The BSN program portion is all online learning with a practicum near the end.

Learn more about the Universit of Maryland RN to BSN partnership on their website.

How to Get Started

Enrollment in the Associate to Bachelor's Degree in Nursing program is a multistep process.

  1. If you are new to AACC you must apply as a credit student to the college and complete the free application process. You can apply online to become a current AACC student. There is no cost to apply and you are accepted immediately.
  2. After you have completed the credit application, you will be ready to start the Registered Nursing (RN) application through AACC's School of Health Sciences. Health Science applicants have additional admission requirements and it is required that you attend a RN information session before getting started.
  3. Once you become a current nursing student at AACC, you can begin the process for dual enrollment. Any interested students are required to meet with Lauren Decker, nurse progression navigator for the Associate to Bachelor's program. 

Questions?

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School of Health Sciences

Lauren Decker MHA, BSN, NE-BC

410-777-7022

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