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Registered nursing (RN) to master of science in nursing (MSN) programs
An RN-to-MSN program is geared towards nurses who already hold a bachelor’s degree in nursing, are licensed as RNs, or are eligible for licensing in Maryland. The MSN program provides specialized training in various fields including nursing administration, nursing education, family practice nursing, and community-based nursing. Full-time and part-time options are available, with more classes offered in the evenings to allow current working professionals to pursue further education. RN-to-MSN degrees are offered at Salisbury University, Towson University, and the University of Maryland - Baltimore.

Direct-entry MSN programs
Direct-entry MSN programs are also available for students who have already completed a bachelor of arts or science but do not yet hold a nursing license. These MSN programs enable professionals from previous non-nursing careers to pursue a profession in healthcare. However, some programs might require that an MSN candidate have previous experience in the healthcare industry so that they are able to understand the medical environment before beginning their master’s degree. Some programs support online coursework, allowing for greater flexibility and enabling students to pursue other professional goals simultaneously. John Hopkins University and the University of Maryland - Baltimore are two such universities that offer the direct-entry MSN program.

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Specializations
MSN candidates are equipped to practice as specialists in the following areas: clinical nurse leader, nurse educator, certified nurse midwife, and certified registered nurse anesthetist. Nurses also receive training and experience in areas of indirect care, such as public health education and the coordination of clinical research.

Employment and salary
Maryland’s healthcare industry has a growing demand for specialized nurses, especially anesthetists, midwives, and nurse practitioners. According to BLS data, there are 2,270 nurse anesthetists practicing in Maryland, earning an average of $92,590 per year. Nurse midwives earn an average annual income of $104,970, while nurse practitioners can receive an average of $184,330 per year.

To begin your path towards an MSN degree, check out our list below of the best programs in Maryland.

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Baltimore metro area

Coppin State University
2500 West North Avenue | Baltimore, Maryland 21216
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Johns Hopkins University
3400 North Charles Street | Baltimore, Maryland 21218
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Morgan State University
1700 East Cold Spring Lane | Baltimore, Maryland 21251
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Notre Dame of Maryland University
4701 North Charles Street | Baltimore, Maryland 21210
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Stevenson University
1525 Greenspring Valley Road | Stevenson, Maryland 21153
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Towson University
8000 York Road | Towson, Maryland 21252
  • Master of Science in Nursing
University of Maryland
620 West Lexington Street | Baltimore, Maryland 21201
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
Coppin State University 2500 West North Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21216
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Johns Hopkins University 3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Morgan State University 1700 East Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, Maryland 21251
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Notre Dame of Maryland University 4701 North Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21210
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Stevenson University 1525 Greenspring Valley Road
Stevenson, Maryland 21153
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Towson University 8000 York Road
Towson, Maryland 21252
  • Master of Science in Nursing
University of Maryland 620 West Lexington Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion

Washington, DC suburbs

Bowie State University
14000 Jericho Park Road | Bowie, Maryland 20715
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Washington Adventist University
7600 Flower Avenue | Takoma Park, Maryland 20912
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
Bowie State University 14000 Jericho Park Road
Bowie, Maryland 20715
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Washington Adventist University 7600 Flower Avenue
Takoma Park, Maryland 20912
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion

Other Maryland cities

Salisbury University
1101 Camden Avenue | Salisbury, Maryland 21801
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
Salisbury University 1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, Maryland 21801
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion