Maryland Nurse Practitioner Programs

According to the Maryland Board of Nursing and Maryland Code, certification to practice as a nurse practitioner in Maryland requires a current Maryland registered nursing license, completion of a master’s degree program with a nurse practitioner track that incorporated courses in Advanced Pharmacology, Advanced Pathophysiology and Advanced Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures and current national certification in the appropriate specialty.

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Below you will find a variety of master’s in nursing nurse practitioner programs offered in Maryland including some online programs as well as other advanced practice options. Programs are listed with their accreditation information. Successful graduates of the online and campus based programs are eligible to sit for the certification examinations offered by the national certifying boards appropriate to the graduate’s specialization.

Masters in nursing nurse practitioner programs build on the baccalaureate nursing education and are designed to prepare leaders in advanced practice specialty areas. Students learn how to apply nursing theory and research to advanced nursing practice. Online nurse program practicums can often be arranged in the student’s local community with the assistance of faculty. The various specializations offered in Maryland can be practiced in any number of health care systems and environments.

The Advance for Nurse Practitioners 2007 Salary Survey found that Nurse Practitioners in Maryland made an average annual salary of $84,412. This number will vary significantly based on location, facility, experience and other factors. The Advance for Nurses 2009 Survey found that only 9.09% of working nurses in Maryland held a master’s degree. That means available career opportunities should be promising for master’s educated nurse practitioners and other advanced practice nurses. Learn about other MSN programs and specializations in Maryland.
(Sources: Advance for Nurses website, Advance for Nurse Practitioners website, Maryland Board of Nursing)

Nurse Practitioner & Related Advanced Practice Online Programs in Maryland

Maryville University

Maryville University – St. Louis offers two CCNE accredited online MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.

Programs Offered Online: MSN – (Family Nurse Practitioner -FNP, Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner – AGNP)

Spring Arbor University

The Spring Arbor University MSN programs are in the accreditation process with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and are accredited by the The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The MSN – Nurse Practitioner program is designed to prepare graduates to sit for National certification as an Adult and/or Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. Request information about these MSN programs today.

Programs Offered: Online MSN – (Concentrations: MSN/MBA, MSN/Education, MSN/Nurse Practitioner)

Frontier Nursing University – Distance Education

The Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. They offer online MSN Programs with post masters certificates in the following areas: Certified Nurse Midwifery (accredited by ACME), Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner (accredited by the NLNAC). FSMFN also offers an online DNP program accredited by the AACN.

Programs Offered: Online ADN – MSN (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery) , Online MSN – (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery), DNP (Online)

Graceland University – School of Nursing

The RN-BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN programs are CCNE and NLNAC accredited. RN to BSN and RN to BSN/MSN program Practicums can be completed in the student’s community.

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN – (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), Post-Graduate Certificate (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Education), Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP (Online)

Regis University – Loretto Height School of Nursing

The Regis University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MS in Nursing (Tracks: Leadership in Health Care Systems – Management or Education), Online DNP – (Tracks: Advanced Practice Nursing, Advanced Leadership in Health Care)

Nursing Schools Based in Maryland Offering Nurse Practitioner Programs

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, MSN – Nurse Practitioner 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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