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McDaniel's new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) has received approval by the Maryland Board of Nursing. Additionally, the Kahlert Foundation has donated $150,000 to support development of the B.S.N. program, which officially launches at McDaniel in fall 2024.

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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 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.

Nursing Program Admissions

McDaniel College offers several pathways for admission to the Nursing program. Admission consideration for nursing is a multi-step process. In all cases, applicants will first be reviewed for admission to McDaniel College. Only those who are admitted to McDaniel will be considered for the nursing program. The strongest applicants will be invited to a mandatory interview as part of the nursing admissions process. Following the interview, candidates will be notified if they have been admitted to the nursing program.
Direct Entry:
McDaniel College is pleased to admit a small number of students directly into the pre-health nursing track as incoming first-year students. This guarantees a spot in the Nursing cohort assuming all prerequisite requirements are met.
Gated Entry:
Some students may not be sure of their interest in pursuing Nursing until they are already enrolled at McDaniel, or they may not be admitted to the direct-entry program. These students will have an opportunity to apply to the Nursing program at the end of their third semester.
Transfer Entry:
Students from other colleges or universities are eligible to apply to transfer to our B.S.N. program.

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

6%

Job growth for registered nurses from 2022-23 (higher than national average)

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New Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) receives Maryland Board of Nursing approval

McDaniel's new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) has received approval by the Maryland Board of Nursing. Additionally, the Kahlert Foundation has donated $150,000 to support development of the BSN program, which officially launches at McDaniel in fall 2024.

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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.

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Green Terror Outcomes Meet an Alum "McDaniel set a great foundation for me for nursing school and my nursing career."

Registered nurse Taylor Bauman McWilliams ’19 fell in love with nursing during a McDaniel January Term internship at University of Maryland Medical Center’s R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. Professors like Susan Parrish and Steven McCole helped guide her path to discovering her career in the medical field.

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.