RN to MSN Programs in Maryland

Find Online Master of Nursing Programs in Maryland

There are 13 Master of Science in Nursing Programs in Maryland in our online directory, with 6 programs being CCNE accredited, and 2 programs being ACEN accredited. 46% of the Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs are CCNE accredited.

According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, NPs in Maryland have full practice authority. This means that state law and rule allow NPs to practice to the full extent of their education and training without requirements for formal physician supervision, collaboration, or delegation in order to provide direct patient care. This form of regulation is considered to be the ideal by numerous national organizations.

Typical Curriculum for a Master's in Nursing Degree

Typical curriculum for MSN programs vary based on the specialization and track selected. Many programs prepare students for certification as a Nurse Practitioner.

According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, NP programs should provide theoretical and evidence-based clinical knowledge that prepare students for national certification in their anticipated area of population-focused practice.

Coursework at Frostburg State, for example, includes advanced physiology and pathophysiology across the lifespan, advanced health assessment, advanced pharmacology, primary care management, pediatrics, and women's health.

- George Mason University: MSN-FNP
- Campbellsville University: Online MSN Family Nurse Practitioner
- Simmons University: Doctor of Nursing Practice

Finding a MSN Specialty Track

According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, nurse educators must have a solid clinical background, strong communication skills, and a high level of cultural competence. Typical courses include curriculum development, theoretical foundations and instructional strategies, experiential learning, and strategies for assessment and evaluation.

Graduates of Nursing Education MSN programs are prepared to be faculty or clinical instructors in schools of nursing or employment in staff development positions in health care institutions. Most of these programs can be completed in two years.

The MSN program at the University of Maryland includes courses in managerial health finance, organizational theories, administration of nursing and health care services, and technology solutions for health care.

All Accredited Schools with MSN Degrees in Maryland

Online Programs That May Be Currently Accepting Applicants
Bowie State University
Bowie
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Bowie State University offers students a Master of Science in Nursing program that is accredited by the CCNE.  Concentrations available include Family Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Educator.
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore
CCNE
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • The Nursing program Johns Hopkins assists nurses to develop knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. Areas of specialization include Entry into Nursing and Advanced Nursing Practice.
Morgan State University
Baltimore
CCNE
  • Master of Science - Nursing
  • The Nursing program at Morgan State University assists nurses to develop knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Baltimore
ACEN
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) 
  • Notre Dame of Maryland offers an MSN program, which prepares registered nurses to function and excel in various advanced nursing roles. The program is accredited by the ACEN and concentration areas are available in Leadership in Nursing Education and Leadership in Nursing Administration.
Salisbury University
Salisbury
CCNE
  • Master of Science (Nursing) - Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing
  • The Master of Science in Nursing program at Salisbury University prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system.
Stevenson University
Stevenson
CCNE
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • The Master's in Nursing program at Stevenson University prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program is accredited by the CCNE and concentrations are available in Nursing Leadership/Management and Nursing Education.
Towson University
Towson
CCNE
  • Nursing (M.S.)
  • The Nursing (M.S.) Program at Towson University prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program is offers concentrations in Nursing Education and Clinical-Administrator Transition.
University of Maryland
Baltimore
CCNE
  • MS in Nursing - Graduate School of Nursing
  • The MS in Nursing program at the University of Maryland prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program offers specialties in Community/Public Health Nursing, Nursing Informatics, Clinical Nurse Leader, and more.
Washington Adventist University
Takoma Park
NA
  • RN-MSN Nursing
  • The RN-MSN Nursing program at the Washington Adventist University prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
  • Master of Science (MS) in Nursing Education
  • The Nursing Education program at the Washington Adventist University prepares nurses for teaching positions in schools of nursing, staff development, and patient education. The program is accredited by the CCNE.