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Health Sciences - Nursing

McDaniel College has received approval from the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) to develop a comprehensive four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The launch of this new degree program awaits final approval from the Maryland Board of Nursing, and is expected to be available for students beginning in the Fall of 2024. Interested students should plan to begin in the Health Sciences - Nursing specialization, and expect to transfer to the new degree program once full approval has been received.

Degree Types
Major , Specialization
Complementary Programs
Distinctive Requirements
Professional Development

Why McDaniel for Nursing?

You’ve always been a helper, are never one to overlook someone in need, and want to pursue a career in health. Sound about right? Nursing may just be the perfect career path for you.

If you have plans to pursue a career in nursing, McDaniel’s Nursing program (currently located within the Health Sciences degree) will prepare you for the role of your dreams. Comprised of a comprehensive set of courses with accompanying lab or experiential components, the Nursing specialization will give you the solid foundation you need in the field of health. Dedicated McDaniel faculty members provide comprehensive support in courses and practicums, so you can graduate with all you need to know for a career in nursing.

Career Pathways for Nursing Majors

McDaniel students have gone on to graduate and professional programs in allied health fields. Allied health advising can begin as early as the first semester on campus or whenever a student first decides to pursue a health-related career. Advisors work individually with students to build their McDaniel Plan.

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$ 92,800

Annual Median Wage for a Registered Nurse in Baltimore, MD


Job growth for Registered Nurses from 2022 - 2023 (higher than national average).

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McDaniel College names inaugural Nursing program director

Heather A. Gable has been named the inaugural program director for McDaniel's new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Gable brings 25 years of nursing experience in acute and long-term care, including as a licensed nursing home administrator, and comes to McDaniel after serving as dean at Centra College.

Distinctive Courses in Nursing

KIN 2001 - Medical Terminology

This course examines medical vocabulary including root words, prefixes and suffixes used in various health professions. Students review the nervous, skeletal, cardiovascular, muscle and other major systems of the human body, and discuss terms related to physiology, anatomy and pathological conditions. Students will develop a working knowledge of medical terms and abbreviations.

BIO 2203 - Genetics

A study of the concepts of classical and contemporary genetics. The action of genetic mechanisms at various levels of biological organization (molecular, cellular, organismal, and population) and in a variety of cells and organisms is included.

BIO 2212 - Microbiology

A study of structure, metabolism, growth, and reproduction of microorganisms with emphasis on bacteria. Course includes laboratory.

PSY 2209 - Developmental Psychology

The study of developmental changes from the prenatal period through adolescence, with particular emphasis on how physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development interact in forming the whole person. Special attention will be given to theoretical perspectives, the contexts within which development operates (home/school), and the application of research to current topics.

Health Sciences - Nursing Specialization Requirements

The McDaniel Commitment in Action

The McDaniel Commitment—a series of opportunities guaranteed to all students—provides enhanced mentoring and coaching, and ensures every undergraduate student completes at least two meaningful experiential learning opportunities.