Collaborative Pathway for Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Dual Enrollment Pathway: Frostburg State University and Allegany College of Maryland


Program Overview:

The collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a full time, four-year nursing pathway that combines Frostburg State University’s (FSU) general education and RN-BSN program while dually enrolled with Allegany College of Maryland’s (ACM) associate degree nursing program. Students complete general education and pre-requisite courses during their first two years through Frostburg State University. After completion of pre-requisite courses students are eligible to apply for acceptance to Allegany College of Maryland’s associate degree nursing program. Once students are accepted to ACM nursing program, they become dually enrolled and complete pre-licensure didactic and clinical courses at ACM, while simultaneously completing online RN-BSN level courses at FSU. Students are eligible to sit for the RN NCLEX licensure exam upon successful completion of associate degree in nursing at ACM.

Delivery Format:

Students will complete coursework at both FSU and ACM campuses. A variety of coursework will be offered across traditional classroom and online, skill and simulation laboratories, as well as clinical rotations in a variety of settings.


At FSU, we care deeply about your success. In order to support you throughout your degree, FSU has a nursing mentorship program. As part of this program, we offer job shadowing experiences, lunch and learns, tutoring, team building with your fellow classmates, living learning community, and support from a nursing faculty member throughout your degree. Many of our current students feel that these mentoring experiences have improved their success in their nursing program.

Curriculum Map:

Year 1-2
Pre-Requisite & Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

-IDIS 150
-IDIS 350
-EXSS 200 (Nutrition)
-Biology 149
-Identity and Difference
-Chemistry 150 or 201
-Advanced English 308
-Fine Art

Pre-requisite Requirements

-English 101
-Math 109 (Statistics)
-Psychology 150
-Psychology 208 (Introduction to Lifespan Development)
-Sociology 100
-Humanities (6cr)
-Biology 304 (Microbiology)
-Biology 321(Anatomy & Physiology 1)
-Biology 322 (Anatomy & Physiology II)

Year 2-4
Dual Enrollment

Allegany College of Maryland-37 Credits

-NURS 120
-NURS 150
-NURS 204
-NURS 205
-NURS 206
-NURS 215

Frostburg State University RN-BSN Program- 32 Credits

-NURS 401
-NURS 402
-NURS 403
-NURS 404
-NURS 405
-NURS 406
-NURS 491
-NURS 495
-NURS 496
-MGMT 356
-Nursing Elective


Frostburg State University RN-BSN program is fully accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Allegany College of Maryland associate degree nursing program is fully accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Inc. (ACEN).


Tuition and Cost»

University Billing

You will not receive a bill in the mail. It will be on your PAWS account. For questions regarding your bill, or for information on payment plans, please contact University Billing at 301/687-4321 or email at The Nursing Department does not have access to your bill.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is arranged through Frostburg State University Office of Financial Aid. For questions regarding financial aid, FAFSA, promissory notes, and scholarships please contact the Financial Aid Office at 301/687-4301 or by emailing to The Nursing Department does not have access to your financial aid information.


Frostburg State University offers a variety of institution and departmental scholarships. Students must complete the Institutional Scholarship Form, along with a one-page essay, and submit these materials to the Financial Aid Department by March 1st in order to be considered for these awards.

How do I apply?

Who do I contact for additional information?

  • Lindsey Staggers-Gardner is the coordinator for the Pre-Nursing Program and can be reached via email (preferred method of contact) at or via phone at 301-687-4791.


BSN Program Contact:

Lindsey Staggers

Department Location: Education and Health Science Center

For more information or to send transcripts, please use the department email at

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The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master’s degree in nursing at Frostburg State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.