A Maryland statewide nursing education articulation agreement among all public and some private nursing programs is in effect. The goal of the Maryland statewide education articulation agreement is to minimize barriers to educational advancement for nurses, thereby encouraging nurses to reach the highest possible level of education. Well educated nurses are essential to providing Maryland citizens with the best possible nursing care.
- RN to BSN articulation model: No more than half of the baccalaureate degree, with a maximum of 70 non-nursing credits, will be accepted from a community college. Nursing credits will not be transferred. However, Registered Nurses with an active unencumbered Maryland or compact RN license articulating to the baccalaureate level are awarded a minimum of thirty (30) upper division nursing credits in the program they are entering.
- LPN to RN articulation model: Practical Nurses with an active unencumbered Maryland or compact LPN license articulating to the Associate Degree level are awarded a maximum of one year of nursing courses in the program they are entering, following successful completion of the program's transition course(s), if required.
Transfer credits: Under the Maryland Nursing Articulation Model, credits are awarded for transferable nursing and non-nursing courses at the college level. Vocational-technical and non-college general education courses do not transfer, subject to individual college policies. No more than half of the credits for a degree can be transfer credits.