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Admission Criteria

The following criteria must be satisfied for successful admission into the program:

  • Unencumbered U. S. RN license
  • Completion of 32 credits of the FSU general education program requirements. Students are eligible for admission with Advanced Composition and two electives (Fine Arts, Identity and Difference, or Humanities) incomplete.
  • Completion of the following FSU courses or their equivalent from another institution:
    • ENGL 101 Freshman Composition*
    • CHEM 201 Chemistry 100 Chemistry and Society or Chemistry 201 General Chemistry I
    • BIOL 321 Anatomy and Physiology I*
    • BIOL 322 Anatomy and Physiology II
    • PSYC 150 Introduction to Psychology*
    • SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology*
    • BIOL 304 Microbiology
    • HEED 200 Nutrition
    • MATH 109 Elements of Probability and Statistics
    • PSYC 208 Intro to Lifespan Development or ACM’s Psychology 203 Human Growth and Development or a Human Growth and Development course from another institution approved by the program coordinator. 

*Meets general education program requirements

The RN-BSN Student Handbook can be viewed in pdf format at the following link: /fsu/assets/File/nursing/Student%20Handbook.pdf

The most recent requirements can be viewed at

The Articulation System for Maryland Colleges and Universities

To determine whether a course you have completed at another college or university in the Maryland system will transfer to Frostburg State University, you can click to access The Articulation System for Maryland Colleges and Universities. For a tutorial on how to use this site, click

Applications can be submitted online at: Click on apply now for undergraduate admission or refer to transfer student application procedures.