Our entry-into-nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is a rigorous and nationally respected program that transforms students who are new to the field into top-tier nurses — professionals who can make an immediate and lasting impact in any health care setting.

During your coursework, you will:

  • build your nursing competencies in state-of-the-art facilities
  • develop relationships with bright, driven students like you
  • take part in engaging clinical experiences that challenge you to succeed in real-life situations and teach you clinical decision making — simulation is integrated into all clinical courses.

Upon completing the BSN, you will:

  • be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam, qualifying you for positions in a variety of health care settings
  • be prepared to succeed in a wide range of health care environments
  • have the qualifications you need to pursue graduate studies.



Quick Facts:

  • Length: As little as 2 years
  • Format: In person; Full-time
  • Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

In-Person Admissions Counseling Sessions:

Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., you can benefit from our in-person admissions counseling sessions offered by UMSON’s Office of Admissions and Student Scholarships at the Universities at Shady Grove. Schedule an admissions counseling session to gain further insights about our programs, requirements, and more. Walk-ins are also welcome during this time for your convenience.

The Universities at Shady Grove
9640 Gudelsky Drive
Building 1, Room 107
Rockville, MD 20850

“I chose nursing because I can practice, I can travel, I can educate, and I can get into policy. There are so many avenues to have an impact as a nurse, and we have a unique opportunity to change people’s perspectives and challenge their biases.”
Julie Factor