Associate-to-Bachelor Degree Option (ATB)

The ATB option is an undergraduate-level year-round option designed for students dually enrolled in a contracted partner community college. Current partners are Community College of Baltimore County (Essex and Catonsville campuses), Harford Community College, Cecil College, Carroll Community College, and Frederick Community College’s nursing programs.

Eligibility and Screening

Admission to this option is a collaborative decision between the TU's Department of Nursing and the respective community college. Prospective students in the ATB option are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in the community college’s required admission courses. Eligible students are recruited from those already accepted to the respective community college’s nursing program. Students are expected to follow a plan of study developed collaboratively between faculty and administrative members at both institutions. 

Degree Requirements 

Transfer Work60
NURS 333WRITING FOR EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE: ISSUES IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING3
NURS 349HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND HEALTH PROMOTION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN4
NURS 416DIVERSITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN HEALTHCARE3
NURS 435NURSING RESEARCH FOR EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE3
NURS 460NURSING & HEALTHCARE IV: OLDER ADULTS2
or NURS 486 SEMINAR IN NURSING
NURS 476PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING3
NURS 484NURSING LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT3
NURS 489DEGREE COMPLETION PRACTICUM3
Upper-Level Elective: a 300 or 400 level course at Towson University (must be in ethics if not previously taken) 3
Upper-Level Elective: a 300 or 400 level course at Towson University (health related courses are encouraged)3
Upper-Level Nursing Units30
Proof of Maryland or Compact RN license
Total Units120