University of Maryland
620 W. Lexington St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated MSN Programs
DNP Programs (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
Nursing Science - Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Nursing Science - Master's degree
RN to BSN Programs
RN to MSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
The RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) option at the University of Maryland School of Nursing allows registered nurses to broaden their education and greatly increase their career options. Through the course of study, critical thinking skills are sharpened, communication and leadership abilities are strengthened, and relationships are built with other highly motivated students. Research concepts are woven throughout the curriculum and evidence forms the foundation for learning and practice. Before matriculating, all students must complete a minimum of 59 undergraduate credits in the social and behavioral sciences, the natural and physical sciences, and the arts and humanities. Full-time or part-time options are available and credit is awarded for having a valid nursing license. The RN to BSN is offered at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, Md. and at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Md.
BSN Program Details
The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) offers a competitive and rigorous undergraduate program. As a student in this program, you will be educated in an environment where evidence creates the foundation for curriculum and practice. You will have access to faculty who are leaders in their fields, scientists who are on the cutting edge of nursing research, and expert clinicians who will become your mentors. You will hone your nursing skills in state-of-the-art facilities and build relationships with other highly motivated students. Your clinical experiences will be stimulating and varied. By the time you complete your degree, you will be prepared to apply your comprehensive skills and leadership abilities in a wide variety of settings. In addition, your BSN degree will qualify you for graduate study in nursing.
Before matriculating, all students (both traditional BSN and RN-BSN) must complete a minimum of 59 credits of required, lower-division coursework in the social and behavioral sciences, the natural and physical sciences and the arts and humanities. All bachelor's students (both traditional BSN and RN-BSN) must complete their degree program within five years of matriculation.
MSN Program Details
Master's degree program outcomes are formulated on the clear assumption that graduate education builds upon undergraduate education. Graduate education is an intensive and analytic expansion of knowledge, enabling the perception and development of new and more complex relationships that affect nursing. Graduate education provides and ensures further opportunity for our students to think conceptually, to apply theory and research to practice, and to develop in-depth knowledge in a specialized area of advanced practice nursing.
RN to MSN Program Details
The RN Master of Science (RN-MS) option gives individuals the opportunity to earn both the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and the MS degree in Health Services Leadership and Management. The curriculum combines elements of the BSN program with the MS program by substituting the master's core courses for BSN core courses. This option is designed for both registered nurses with a baccalaureate degree in another discipline and for registered nurses who do not have a baccalaureate degree but possess the background and ability to pursue leadership and specialty preparation at the master's level. The RN-MS is offered at UMSON; however, some of the courses may be taken at The Universities at Shady Grove and online. Full-time and part-time options are available. RN-MS students must complete the full course of study within six years.
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Details
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a practice-focused doctorate based on the recommendations of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's "Position Statement on the Practice Doctorate in Nursing" and on their "Essentials of the Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice." Master's prepared nurses who hold positions such as nurse executives, nurse informaticians, nurse educators, clinical nurse specialists, nurse midwives, nurse anesthetists, and nurse practitioners are ideal candidates for this terminal professional doctoral degree.