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Nursing is one of the most rewarding and challenging professions you can choose. Beyond the personal satisfaction of treating patients with care and compassion, few professions give you as many choices of where (and when) to work, areas of specialization, and opportunities for advancement.  

Washington College offers more than one way to earn your nursing degree. You could earn a bachelor of science degree at Washington College first and apply to the nursing schools of your choice, or opt for our 3:2 program that awards two bachelor’s degrees.

We have partnered with the University of Maryland to offer a dual-degree approach that you can complete in five years. This approach allows you to enjoy the full benefit of a liberal arts experience while fulfilling the prerequisites for entrance into one of these top nursing schools.

The first three years are spent here, where nursing students typically major in biology or psychology. Both nursing programs recommend that you participate in a nursing internship program.

Some students elect to complete the bachelor’s degree at Washington College before admission to nursing school. The prerequisites for nursing schools differ slightly for these students, who may then complete the BS or MS in nursing.

  • Now a nursing coordinator at a Washington, D.C., clinic for people who lack health care options, Lauren Myers-Bromwell ’09 says her undergraduate education combined with two years in the Peace Corps laid the foundation for her career.

  • Francesca DiPaula ’15, a biology major in the 3:2 nursing program, is one of five Washington College juniors applying to the University of Maryland School of Nursing this spring.
  • With the guidance of 3:2 nursing advisor Rosemary Ford, Ashley Sowers ’15 is following a sure path to nursing school.

  • With two bachelor of science degrees in biology and nursing, Taylor Robinson ’10 now works as an RN at Beaufort Memorial Hospital in Beaufort, SC.