Master's in Nursing/MSN Programs in Maryland

Master's Nursing programs build on the baccalaureate of science in nursing education. MSN/MS nursing degrees cover core courses in nursing research, theory, concepts, leadership, communication and then cover topics relevant to the chosen specialty track. MSN/MS programs take 18 to 24 months to complete depending on the specialization. Upon successful completion of the programs below, graduates are eligible to sit for national certification exams in their respective specialization.

The MSN or masters nursing degree is the essential step for registered nurses seeking career advancement into advanced practice, education, nurse executive positions, policy making, consulting and other areas of nursing that require higher education. It is also required for entry to DNP or PhD programs.

MSN Online Programs in Maryland - No Residency Restrictions

Online programs have gained in popularity and reputation as many online master's nursing programs hold national accreditation by CCNE or NLNAC or both. The online format allows for flexibility not found in a traditional campus based format. The online format has also made higher education accessible to nurses that are rurally located or those that carry a full workload with little time to attend classes. The AACN and ANA have voiced their support for online educational programs and the access they provide to higher education that had not previously been available. Below you will find the master's in nursing programs available in Maryland, both online and at nursing schools based in Maryland.

The job outlook for master's educated nurses is very positive given that the Advance for Nurses 2009 Salary Survey reports 9.09% of working nurses hold a masters degree in nursing in Maryland. That means there should be plenty of career opportunities for master's educated nurses in Maryland. You may also be interested in nurse practitioner programs in Maryland.

Featured MSN Program Offered in Maryland

Schools Click here to find Schools based in Maryland that offer MSN Programs.

Nursing Schools Based in Maryland Offering MSN Programs

Bowie State University - Department of Nursing

The Nursing Programs are NLNAC accredited.

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, MSN

  • 14000 Jericho Park Road, Bowie, MD 20715, PH: 301-860-3202

Coppin State University

The Nursing Programs are NLNAC accredited.

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, MSN - FNP

  • Helene Fuld School of Nursing, 2500 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21216, PH: 410-951-3600

Johns Hopkins University - School of Nursing

The Nursing Programs are NLNAC and CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, MSN - (Tracks: Clinical Nurse Specialist - Forensic Nursing Focus, Women's Health, Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse - Midwifery Track, Clinical Nurse Specialist/Health Systems Management, Health Systems Management, Health Systems Management: Emergency Preparedness/Disaster Response, MSN/MBA, MSN/MPH, Public Health Nursing and Master of Public Health, Nurse Practitioner with a Public Health Nursing focus, MSN-PhD, Primary Care: Adult, Family, or Pediatric, Adult Acute/Critical Care), PhD, DNP

  • 525 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, PH: 410-955-7548

Salisbury University

The Nursing Programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: BSN, 2nd Degree (RN to BSN), RN to MSN, MSN - (Tracks: FNP, Clinical Nurse Educator, Health Care Leadership), Post-master's certificate - FNP

  • Salisbury University, Devilbiss Hall 235, 1101 Camden Ave., Salisbury, MD 21801, PH: 410-543-6420

Towson University - Department of Nursing

The Nursing Programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, MSN - (Tracks: Nursing Practice Clinician, Nursing Education, Clinician- Administrator Transition), Post-master's certificate - Nursing Education Certificate, Clinician-Administrator Transition Certificate

  • 8000 York Road, Towson, Maryland 21252-0001, PH: 410-704-4170

University of Maryland - School of Nursing

The Nursing Programs are NLNAC accredited.

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, RN to MS, MSN - (Specializations: clinical nurse leader, clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner, CRNA, administrator, or informatician), Post-Masters Certificate - (Specializations: Advanced Practice Pediatric Nursing, Community/Public Health Nursing - Emphasis in Environmental Health, Family Nurse Practitioner, Health Services Leadership and Management, Nursing Informatics, Oncology Nursing, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Trauma/Critical Care and Emergency Nursing: A Blended Clinical Nurse Specialist and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner), PhD, DNP

  • School of Nursing, 655 West Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-1579, PH: 410-706-7522

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