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The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) has launched its 13th dual admission program in partnership with the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC). UMSON’s dual admission programs allow students to transition from earning an associate degree in nursing (ADN) to UMSON’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. 

Students from 13 community colleges around the state of Maryland can take part in the dual-admission program. Continuing to grow its dual admissions program is part of an effort by UMSON to increase the number of collaborative pathways toward earning a BSN in Maryland. Students at any of the 13 partner community colleges can apply to, be admitted to, and begin taking classes in UMSON’s BSN program while still working toward their ADN, saving them time in completing both degrees. Dual enrolled students also receive transfer credits from UMSON for the coursework they complete at a partner community college. 

UMSON is also currently covering the cost of its BSN courses for students participating in the dual admission partnership while they are still enrolled in an ADN program. CCBC is one of the largest community colleges in the state, serving a wide geographic area across two campuses. 

The dual admission program is aimed at increasing the number of qualified nursing candidates entering the field. The agreement is helping to further the mission of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the AARP to transform health care through nursing. The campaign is based on a goal set by the Institute of Medicine to increase the number of nurses holding baccalaureate degrees to 80 percent by 2020. 

To learn more about the University of Maryland School of Nursing’s latest dual admissions partnership to allow associate’s degree nursing students to earn their bachelor’s degrees in nursing, visit here

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