Hi Heather - I also wouldn't completely rule out just going back to a program with a tranditional BSN option. I just recently finished the whole process of taking my pre-requisites and applying, and have just gotten my acceptance letters! I already have my BA, so I had ideally wanted to do an accelerated program, but have decided to leave my options open since there are also many good regular BSN programs in the area. Two other accelerated programs in the DC metro area are George Mason's and Marymount's. I know those aren't in MD, but are worth considering. If you actually look at most of the curricula, even the accelerated programs aren't really any more classes, you just don't have the typical student breaks, and may be taking one more class per semester. Up side to that is you get done sooner, but you (when I keep saying "you," I mean your husband) could maybe swing working if you attend a program with a slightly slower pace, which could help finances, if that is a concern. Other schools
in the area with nursing programs
(regular) are Catholic in DC and Mason also has the traditional option as well. I'd just advise, if you are looking at casting you net wide, pay close attention to requirements - that has been the trickiest part since everyone wants different things and has different deadlines.