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
Stevenson University’s Master of Science in Healthcare Management is designed for working adults who want to begin or advance their careers in healthcare management. Courses taught by practicing healthcare managers combine theory with applied skills and expertise. Using the case study method and other problem-solving integrative methodologies, the program provides opportunities for students to participate in interdisciplinary team-based activities. Student will learn important competencies in accordance with our mission, vision, and values to help them excel in this field.
Designed for working professionals, this graduate program is offered fully online. Students can select from two concentrations based on their personal interests and career aspirations:
Quality Management and Patient Safety
This concentration prepares students to plan, organize, and lead efforts to improve the effectiveness of patient treatment in healthcare organizations.
Project Management in Healthcare
This concentration teaches students to develop strategies, tools, and skills to assess and manage healthcare organization projects from initiation to execution.
The graduate nursing program at Stevenson University is designed to help meet the significant national and state need for more nurses prepared at the graduate level, with a special focus on education, leadership/management or population-based care coordination. Graduates will earn a Master of Science degree with a major in nursing.
Designed as a part-time accelerated, online program, the program is offered to registered nurses who already have a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
Graduates gain the theoretical and analytical knowledge required to contribute to the nursing profession as educators, leaders/managers or population-based care coordinators. All students participate in a practicum experience, partnered with experienced nurses in their chosen specialty, to have the opportunity to learn and demonstrate new knowledge and skills.
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.