Frostburg State University Offering Two New Programs in Nursing

Jan 30, 2023 10:00 AM

Students Gain Healthcare Knowledge with BSN for First Time Students & Online LPN to BSN Programs

Frostburg State University is proud to offer two new programs in nursing. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program allows first time students to explore the variety of pathways that a career in nursing has to offer. Additionally, students interested in advancing their healthcare knowledge can now enroll in FSU’s online Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) to BSN program to expose themselves to expanded job opportunities in leadership roles or careers in specialized care areas. Both programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Students who choose FSU as the foundation for their nursing career will gain hands-on experience in the University’s soon-to-open state-of-the-art Education and Health Science building with faculty who are committed to their success. Those enrolled in the BSN program will complete 56 credits of general education and pre-requisite courses, 65 credits of specialized nursing courses and 720 hours of hands-on learning. Juniors and seniors in this program will complete courses in an active learning classroom, skills and simulation lab and local healthcare settings. Previously, students had to complete early courses at a 2-year institution but can now complete all credits in four years at FSU.

Frostburg is committed to providing opportunities for LPNs to advance their degree while still maintaining obligations in their careers and home lives. The newly implemented, part-time and fully online LPN to BSN program allows students flexibility completing their studies. LPNs will be awarded 15 college credits toward their BSN degree, and graduates of the program are eligible to complete the national RN licensure exam in the state of their choice. Students enrolled in this program will complete 50 credits of specialized nursing courses, will be able to transfer in general education and pre-requisite requirements and will complete 480 hands-on learning hours through lab and clinical experiences.

FSU realizes that a degree in nursing is the key to endless opportunities in healthcare, industry, technology, education and beyond, and its affordability will help graduates advance their nursing careers with the help of experientially and educationally prepared staff who create and deliver high quality courses to equip graduates for a complex and ever-changing healthcare environment.

You can learn more about the new nursing programs on the Frostburg State University web site.