RN to MSN Bridge Programs in Maryland

The RN to MSN offers registered nurses with an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing an opportunity to gain the competencies of a baccalaureate of science in nursing (BSN) degree followed immediately by entering the MSN programs of study with a choice in specialization tracks. RN to BSN programs coupled with credit transfers through articulation and other means reduce the amount of time it takes for a registered nurse to earn a master’s degree in nursing. An RN to MSN bridge program will take around three years to complete.

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RN – MSN Online Programs in Maryland – No Residency Restrictions

Various specialization tracks are offered by online RN to MSN programs as well as the two programs through nursing schools based in Maryland. The most popular specialization with RN to MSN programs are nurse educator, nurse administrator/health systems management, and informatics all three of which prepare students for in demand career paths in Maryland as well as in most states.

The job outlook is very promising for MSN/MS educated nurses in Maryland. Only 9.09% of working nurses in Maryland hold a MSN/MS, according to the Advance for Nurses 2009 Salary Survey. Nursing faculty is in high demand, as is true for most states, and a master’s education is the minimum qualification for faculty positions at community colleges and other entry-level nursing education facilities. The master’s is also the stepping stone to doctorate programs. A doctorate is often the minimum required to teach nursing at the 4-year college and university level and other nursing higher education.

According to the Advance for Nurses 2009 Salary Survey, Nurse Administrators in maryland made an hourly wage of $52.16, Nurse Educators or Faculty made an hourly wage of $35.17 and Advanced Practice Nurses made an hourly wage of $36.50. As you can see an RN to MSN program can prepare you for in demand and well paying careers in Maryland. Learn more about the RN to MSN programs available in Maryland from the list provided below. You may also be interested in the RN to BSN programs in Maryland.

Nursing Schools Based in Maryland Offering RN to MSN Programs

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

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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