Assistant professor will oversee curriculum development, student progression, didactic instruction, and academic advising.
The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) has appointed Celeste M. Seger, PhD ’19, MS ’13, BSN ’10, RN, assistant professor, as director of the RN-to-Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. She succeeds Linda Murray, DNP ’16, MS ’84, CPNP-Ped, who retired in 2021.
As program director, Seger will oversee curriculum development, student progression, didactic instruction, and academic advising. She will also be heavily involved in student recruitment, selection, and advisement.
UMSON’s RN-to-BSN program, ranked among the top 10 BSN programs nationwide by U.S. News & World Report, is offered entirely online and prepares students to excel in nursing careers across a broad spectrum of acute, chronic, and community-based settings. Students who complete the RN-to-BSN position themselves to grow into nurse leadership roles, remain competitive by gaining the essential skills and knowledge necessary to thrive across practice settings, and expand their career opportunities by being the BSN-prepared nurse that Magnet institutions are seeking. National data indicates that employers increasingly prefer and, in some cases require, a baccalaureate degree. The RN-to-BSN program also offers two distinct optional focus areas, in Care Coordination with Health IT and in Substance Use and Addictions Nursing.