Notre Dame of Maryland University

Notre Dame of Maryland University’s Nursing Programs

Notre Dame of Maryland University offers an on-campus Accelerated 2nd Degree ABSN program as well as a Hybrid Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN program.

Their Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program can be completed in as little as 15 months. This program is comprised of three parts: nursing theory coursework, skills and simulation labs, and clinical rotations. Students who enroll in the hybrid ABSN program complete their nursing theory coursework online. For students who learn better with more structured, in-person lectures, an on-campus ABSN program with classes held in person at the Baltimore campus is also available.

Skills and simulations labs allow for hands-on learning opportunities with lifelike medical manikins to practice on. During clinical rotations, students will have the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of areas of nursing practice and clinical settings across the Baltimore metro area. Overall, graduates will have completed 56 credit hours over the course of four full-time semesters within 15 months.

Both the on-campus and online-based ABSN programs offered by NDMU have three start dates each year, in January, May, and September, so no matter when you decide to take the leap to start nursing school you won’t have to wait long to begin.

If you are considering a Master of Science in Nursing after obtaining your BSN, the ABSN program at NDMU is a good choice, as it is designed to be a natural progression into their MSN program.

ABSN Admission Requirements

NDMU applicants must meet a few requirements to be eligible to apply to their ABSN program. Students must hold a non-nursing bachelor’s degree while having completed their undergraduate program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. There are also several prerequisite courses which applicants must complete while meeting minimum grade requirements. Applicants must also earn a minimum composite score of 65% on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), and the application to the program must be submitted with a resume, a personal essay, and two letters of recommendation.


Notre Dame of Maryland University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), located at 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267.284.5000. The MSCHE is a voluntary regional membership association that helps to protect student interests by evaluating the quality of education being provided by colleges and universities in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Notre Dame of Maryland University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

The degree and certificate programs across the University are approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), located at 6 North Liberty Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, 410.767.3300. MHEC collaborates on the approval of nursing programs with the Maryland Board of Nursing, located at 4140 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215, 888.202.9861.

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