Stevenson University provides a distinctive, career-focused, and personalized environment for undergraduate and graduate students. Challenging academic courses are complemented by an invitation to explore the world outside of the classroom. The SU experience is geared toward broadening students' horizons and giving them the tools to adapt to the changing world in which we live.
Online learning offers many benefits, especially to non-traditional and working professionals. It provides greater flexibility because you can learn any time and any place. It lets you use traditional learning skills in new and exciting ways with a greater emphasis on independent learning.
We have created a learning environment that optimizes your virtual classroom experience. Stevenson uses Blackboard® as its course management system. Once logged into Blackboard®, you can access everything you need for your online classes.
The online courses are in 8-week sessions. The online courses at Stevenson University are generally asynchronous, therefore, you select the times during the week that are best for you to progress on your studies and achieve your academic goals.
Think you'll be isolated and alone by studying online? Think again! Online courses at Stevenson provide students new ways to collaborate with one another via chats, discussion boards, white boards, e-mail, audio and/or video conferencing. Course discussions happen over an extended period of time rather than a short course meeting, allowing each member of the class to participate.
Stevenson offers orientation sessions for online students. The orientation sessions have been tailored for different degree programs to provide the best information about their online classroom.
Additionally, after you have started your online courses, Stevenson has a partnership with Smarthinking® to provide 24/7 tutoring help. This service gives you the ability to:
Experiencing a technical problem? Help desk support is available during regular business hours as well as after-hours. Students can also access support specifically for Blackboard®.
All Stevenson students are able to access the materials in our main library. The University library has online resources, such as full-text journals and periodicals as well as tutorials.
Financial aid is available for students who qualify. Most financial aid programs require at least half-time enrollment (6 credits for undergraduate students; 3 credits for graduate students) each semester. Stevenson requires the submission of the FAFSA form. Stevenson's school code is 002107.
Stevenson University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; 267-284-5000).
Stevenson University's RN to BS in Nursing is offered to working adults who want to earn a bachelor’s degree to advance their career potential. This program builds on current expertise and focuses on competencies in critical thinking, communication, evidence-based decision making, scholarly inquiry, and technical skills in nursing.
Designed for the working registered nurse, courses are taught in two formats-fully online or hybrid. On-site courses are offered at select hospital, higher education centers, and community colleges throughout Maryland. Primarily offered in 8-week sessions, courses are available at multiple start dates during the year. The only exception is NURS 424, which runs for a full 16-week semester.
Earn clinical experience as part of NURS 424 Health in the Community, a 45-hour clinical provides registered nurse students an opportunity to immerse themselves in community-focused health care. Theoretical concepts will be applied in a mentored clinical experience where public or community health concerns can be identified. The setting will be selected under the guidance of the faculty. Students will explore nursing care provided to groups within the community based on nursing research and using the nursing process, community assessment, goal setting, and community planning. This course is offered in spring, summer, and fall semesters
Healthcare Management will prepare students for careers in medical and health administration. Given that healthcare remains a strong growth sector in the economy – one with a workforce expected to grow by 16 percent by 2018 – the Healthcare Management degree aims to produce graduates with competencies in leadership, business, marketing, communications, and organizational development. Stevenson University’s innovative accelerated master’s degree is designed for working adults who want to complete their degree quickly and expand their career horizons by strengthening their credentials as healthcare managers, administrators, and consultants. A minimum of 120 hours of the curriculum must be completed face-to-face with faculty members.
There is a significant need for nurses prepared at the graduate level, both statewide and across the nation. Stevenson University offers an online graduate program to registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree in nursing who want to earn their master’s degree. With multiple start dates and accessible online courses, the Master of Science in Nursing program is designed for working adults ready to expand their career horizons. The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Student can choose from three concentrations based on their personal interests and career aspirations:
Providing students with the skills to become leaders in nursing, this concentration will include analyzing managerial difficulties in healthcare and providing resource solutions as well as promoting best business management practices that improve the health of our citizens. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to apply leadership theories and principles of human resource management to improve and promote nursing care.
Preparing students to become nursing educators in an academic or clinical setting as they implement and evaluate courses using multiple strategies. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to develop curriculum designs appropriate to the educational setting and utilize concepts of health protection, promotion, and maintenance to address the needs of relevant cultures.
Population-Based Care Coordination
Preparing students for roles that have increased in demand since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, this concentration will include evaluating quality and safety outcomes within community healthcare systems. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to design a plan of care for specific populations incorporating knowledge of community resources, health care law, and regulations.
The Master of Science in Healthcare Management prepares its graduates for leadership positions in which they plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations. The program has two areas of concentration: (1) Quality Management and Patient Safety and (2) Project Management. The curriculum includes integrative experiences that require students to draw upon, apply, and synthesize knowledge and skills covered throughout the program. Using the case study method and other problem-solving integrative methodologies, the program provides opportunities for students to participate in team-based activities.
Stevenson's innovative accelerated M.S. in Healthcare Management is designed for working adults who want to complete their degree quickly and expand their career horizons by strengthening their credentials as healthcare managers and administrators. All of the coursework can be completed online.
Facts & Figures
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Private, not-for-profit, Higher Education
Trimester schedule (Fall,Spring, Summer)
Courses are offered in an 8-week accelerated online format using start-of-the-art delivery with Blackboard platform.
Must be equipped with high speed Internet connection. Configuration must support Windows XP or greater. Additional requirements may apply to specific technology courses.
No geographic restrictions.
All programs are offered entirely online with the exception of Forensic Studies which requires a one-week residency capstone requirement at the end of the program.
Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA code 002107).
A university representative will contact you to assist you with the application process.