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ATB Nursing Pathway with American Public University System

Contact Info

  • For more information contact:

    Mona Weber
    ATB/Dual Admissions Coordinator
    rvweber@csmd.edu 301-934-7638

Frequently Asked Questions for the American Public University ATB Nursing Pathway

  1. How do I get started? Contact Mona Weber, ATB/Dual Admissions BSN Coordinator, rvweber@csmd.edu to discuss your program plan. 
  2. What are the application the deadlines? American Public University System has rolling admission.  You can apply after your first nursing semester and once you have completed the non-nursing requirements for the APUS program - statistics (MTH 1015) and fourteen credits of electives.
  3. I took courses years ago at a different college. Do any of these courses expire for this Dual Admission program? Prior coursework does not expire.
  4. How many nursing courses are in the program? There are nine nursing courses with two courses having a clinical components which will take place in your area. 
  5. What are some of the prerequisite courses? A&P I and II with lab, BIO 2070 and lab, BIO 2080 and lab (4 each); Microbiology w/ lab BIO 2010 and lab (4); Statistics, MTH 1015 (3); English I, ENG 1010 (3 each); Intro to Psychology, PSY 1010 (3); Intro to Sociology, SOC 1010 (3) and fourteen credit hours in electives.
  6. In which semester of my CSM nursing program am I eligible to begin the application process? As soon as you have complete your first semester in the CSM nursing program.
  7. I am a CSM student, but not in the nursing program yet. Can I apply to the Dual Admission program? You must be admitted to the nursing program at CSM. However, you can still meet with Mona Weber, ATB/Dual Admissions BSN Coordinator, rvweber@csmd.edu to discuss a program plan and complete pre-requisite courses.
  8. How are the nursing courses taught? All of the nursing courses are online. In addition students can complete other non-nursing course requirements either face to face or completely online at CSM.
  9. How and when will I know if my application has been accepted and approved for enrollment as a special student? Once you have completed the online application, presented the University with official transcripts from all of your schooling and have met the required cumulative grade point average of a 3.0 or higher, the applicant will be notified of admission within 2-3 weeks.
  10. If I have questions about the ATB, who do I contact? Contact Mona Weber, ATB/Dual Admissions BSN Coordinator,rvweber@csmd.eduwith any questions.
  11. If I have questions about my application, who do I contact? Contact Mona Weber, ATB/Dual Admissions BSN Coordinator, rvweber@csmd.edu with any questions.
  12. Are the nursing programs at CSM and APU accredited? Both nursing programs are fully accredited.
  13. Why are hospitals encouraging nursing staff to obtain their BSN? The Institute of Medicine’s report on the future of nursing states that nurses should achieve a higher level of education and training through an improved education system that promotes a seamless academic progression. 
  14. How long does the ATB program take in order to obtain my BSN? This will vary for every student and will depend on the number and nature of prerequisite courses needed, how many courses individuals will be able to take each semester and the schedule of course offerings.