Nursing Degree Albany, NY

Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Nursing

BS Degree Plan:  This is designed for graduates of an accredited Associate degree or Diploma program in nursing, who hold a current unrestricted RN license (or receive the RN license by the start of the clinical course(s)), to complete the last two years of a four year bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Private College Albany, NY

Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Nursing | Class of 2016

See below for detailed information on the Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree Plan.

The Maria Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Nursing's goal is to develop nurses who utilize evidence for practice decisions in a variety of healthcare settings and have knowledge of the issues shaping nursing and healthcare today. It also provides exposure to community health practices, outreach programs, quality improvement, nurses, sensitive indicators, informatics and alternative or complementary therapies.

Courses are offered both on the Maria College campus and in collaboration with area healthcare institutions.

The Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Further information on the program may be obtained by contacting the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and/or ACEN:

ACEN Accreditation

 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
P: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020



Please contact for enrollment information.


Above and beyond the general requirements for transfer admission or re-admission to Maria College, students applying to the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Nursing are required to complete or submit the following:

Additional Requirements:

  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5
  • Prerequisite Coursework:*

 3 Credits of English Composition
 3 Credits of Developmental/Life span Psychology
 8 Credits of Anatomy and Physiology
 4 Credits of Microbiology
12 Credits of additional courses in the Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Ability to meet both College and clinical agency health requirements. 
  • Two favorable references that address professional and/or academic ability (e.g., nursing faculty member, nursing supervisor).
  • Have appropriate health clearance requirements on file in the Nursing Program office prior to clinical facilities visits.

Course work within the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Nursing program will require the student to have a firm foundation in liberal arts and nursing, as well as a RN license to practice nursing. These requirements will ensure that the student is prepared to meet the program’s demands. Diploma graduates must have completed their non-nursing course work at a college or university for credits to be applicable for transfer into Maria College.

*If you have questions or feel that you do not meet all the requirements to be admitted to the program, please contact the Office of Admission to discuss possible options.  Phone: 518.861.2517 or Email:


If you are a current Maria AAS Nursing student, you are eligible to apply for the Maria Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Nursing "change of status" form.  The form can be found in the Registrar’s Office or download by clicking here.  Please complete and submit prior to graduation.


Please contact the Admission Office for the simplified admission process steps and to also complete the Re-Enrollment Application.  You can also download the form by clicking here.


The Maria College Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Nursing is designed for graduates of an accredited associate degree or diploma ogram in nursing, who hold a current unrestricted RN license (or receive the RN license by the start of the clinical course(s)), to complete the last two years of a bachelor's degree in nursing.

BS Degree Plan

Course First Semester Credits
ENG 300   Advanced Composition 3
MAT 200   Statistics 3
NUR 301 Nursing Theory & Practice Issues 3
NUR 360   Health Assessment, Promotion and Diagnostic Reasoning 3
PSY 300   Organizational Psychology 3
Course Second Semester Credits
HOS 320   Complementary and Alternative Therapies 3
NUR 310   Pathophysiology 3
NUR 340   Intro to Research and Evidence-based Research                3
*NUR 385  Community Health Nursing and Epidemiology 6
Course Third Semester Credits
NUR 308   Healthcare Informatics 3
NUR 410   Pharmacology 3
NUR 421   Leadership, Management and Ethics in Nursing                3
*SOC 410  Heath Promotion Across Life Span 6
Course Fourth Semester Credits
*NUR 460  Nursing Specialty and Synthesis Seminar 6
PHI 300   Heath Care Ethics 3
  Sociology or Cultural Studies                     3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3

*Experiential learning or clinical required for course.