Nursing Schools in Maryland - MD

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Nursing programs in Maryland are struggling to graduate enough nurses with baccalaureate degrees in nursing to meet the demand of Maryland hospitals and health care agencies. Maryland nursing schools just don’t have the nursing faculty to keep up with the demand for nurses and are actually turning away hundreds of qualified applicants each year. This is not a reason to be discouraged from applying to nursing school. Projected demand for nurses will continue as 1) the elderly population grows in the state, 2) a large number of nurses in Maryland are approaching retirement age, which will open more positions and 3) the potential impact that health care reform will have on the number of people seeking health care.

What is being done to address the critical shortage of nurses? Organizations, such as the Maryland Higher Education Commission are offering grants to colleges and universities with nursing programs that will enable these schools to enroll more students. Some colleges have developed accelerated nursing programs designed to prepare students for professional nursing but also as nursing faculty. The Community College of Baltimore County, Towson University, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and Stevenson University are four schools that have implemented these accelerated programs to address the nursing faculty shortage and ultimately the shortage of nurses in Maryland. Learn more: Becoming a Nurse in Maryland.

Online Nursing Schools in Maryland

Accredited online nursing schools based in Maryland as well as around the country offer programs for registered nurses including LPN to BSN, RN to BSN, a variety of MSN programs including a nurse educator certificate for those with a Master’s degree or currently pursuing a Master’s degree in nursing and DNP programs.

Maryland Nursing Job Outlook and Salary Information

The job outlook for nurses in Maryland is fantastic. There are many state and federal initiatives aimed at alleviating the nursing shortage in Maryland, but the projected outcomes are that there will continue to be a shortage of nurses in Maryland. This means that there will be many opportunities for new and veteran nurses, especially those with an advanced education working in specialty areas. Maryland hospitals pay staff nurses an average of $34 per hour. Salary.com reports that the median annual salary for a registered staff nurse is $60,938. Salary of course varies by facility, experience, certifications and education, but these numbers can be used as a ballpark estimate.

The CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) accredited online nursing schools featured on this site aim to aid in alleviating the struggle Maryland is experiencing with this nursing shortage. Online nursing programs do not have the classroom space issue or the lack of nursing faculty that one finds at a campus based nursing school. The cost per credit at an online nursing school is competitive with that of programs at campus based schools.

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Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Programs Approved by the Maryland State Board of Nursing 

ALLEGANY COLLEGE OF MARYLAND
12401 Willowbrook Road
Cumberland, MD 21502
(301) 784-5568

Anne Arundel Community College
Arnold, Maryland 21012
(410) 777-1310
Baltimore City Community College
2901 Liberty Heights Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215
(410) 462-8315

Carroll Community College
1601 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157
410-386-8231

Cecil Community College
One Seahawk Drive
North East, Maryland 21901
410-287-6060 ext. 333

College of Southern Maryland
P.O. Box 910, Mitchell Road
La Plata, Maryland 20646
(301) 934-7534

Chesapeake College/MGW Nursing Program
P.O. Box 8
Wye Mills, MD 21679
410-770-3511

THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF BALTIMORE COUNTY- Catonsville:
Admissions Office
800 S. Rolling Road
Catonsville, Maryland 21228
(410) 455-6991

THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF BALTIMORE COUNTYEssex:
Office of Selective Admissions
CCBC, Essex Campus
7201 Rossville Boulevard
410-780-6363

Frederick Community College
7932 Opossumtown Pike
Frederick, Maryland 21702
(301) 846-2652

Hagerstown Community College
Hagerstown, Maryland 21742
(301) 790-2800, ext. 276

Harford Community College
401 Thomas Run Road
Bel Air, Maryland 21014
(410) 836-4438
(410) 879-8920 x438

Howard Community College
Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, Maryland 21044
(410) 772-4856

Montgomery College
7600 Takoma Avenue
Takoma Park, Maryland 20912
(301) 650-1501

Prince George’s Community College
301 Largo Road
Largo, Maryland 20772
(301) 322-0801

Wor-Wic Community College
Nursing Department
32000 Campus Drive
Salisbury, Maryland 21804
(410) 572-8700

Baccalaureate Degree Programs (BSN) Approved by the Maryland State Board of Nursing

Bowie State University
Dept. Of Nursing
Bowie, Maryland 20715
(301) 860-3202

Columbia Union College
7600 Flower Avenue
Takoma Park, Maryland 20912
(301) 891-4144

Coppin State University
2500 W. North Avenue
Baltimore , Maryland 21216
(410) 951-3600

School of Nursing
525 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21205
(410) 955-7548

Salisbury University
1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, Maryland 21801
(410) 542-6161

College of Health Professions
8000 York Road
Towson, Maryland 21252-0001
(410) 704-4170

University of Maryland at Baltimore
621 West Lombard Street, Room 334
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
(410) 706-7347

Villa Julie College
Greenspring Valley Road
Stevenson, Maryland 21153
(410) 486-7001

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