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Baltimore County is home to three accredited nursing schools: The Community College of Baltimore County, Towson University, and Stevenson University. Collectively, these institutions prepare aspiring nurses for four distinct roles: certified nursing assistant (CNA), licensed practical nurse (LPN), registered nurse (RN), and advanced practice registered nurse (APRN).

Certified nursing assistant
CNAs provide assistance with daily patient tasks like eating, walking, or bathing. The role requires completion of an eight- to ten-week certificate program. Candidates must also pass a state-administered examination. CNAs in Baltimore County generally earn $23,000-32,000 annually.

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Licensed practical nurse
LPNs are entrusted with measuring and recording vital signs, dressing wounds, and administering medicines and injections. They must complete an intense certificate program that requires one to 1.5 years of fulltime study. LPN candidates must also pass the NCLEX-PN national licensure examination. Baltimore County’s LPNs usually earn between $43,000 and $60,000 per year.

Registered nurse
RNs independently direct patient care and case management in close consultation with medical doctors. Maryland’s RNs may pursue an associate’s degree, prelicensure bachelor’s degree, or direct-entry master’s degree program. All candidates must also pass the NCLEX-RN national licensure examination. The registered nurses of Baltimore County earn $60,000-85,000 annually, depending upon their responsibility and level of education.

Advanced practice registered nurse
APRNs are senior nurses with a master’s degree. They often fill specialized roles like nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, or nurse anesthetist. In Baltimore County, these specialists earn average annual pay of $99,000, $106,000, and $179,000, respectively.

To learn more about nursing education in Baltimore County, please refer to our detailed list below of accredited local nursing schools and programs.

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Baltimore County nursing schools by NCLEX score

Community College of Baltimore County
7201 Rossville Boulevard | Baltimore, Maryland 21237
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 95.3% NCLEX pass rate (2007-08 through 2011-12)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 94.3% NCLEX pass rate (2007-08 through 2011-12)
Stevenson University
1525 Greenspring Valley Road | Stevenson, Maryland 21153
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 87.8% NCLEX pass rate (2007-08 through 2011-12)
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Towson University
8000 York Road | Towson, Maryland 21252
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 80.9% NCLEX pass rate (2007-08 through 2011-12)
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Education
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Community College of Baltimore County Certificate in Practical Nursing 95.3% 2007-08 to 2011-12
Associate's Degree in Nursing 94.3% 2007-08 to 2011-12
Stevenson University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 87.8% 2007-08 to 2011-12
Master of Science in Nursing
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Towson University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 80.9% 2007-08 to 2011-12
Master of Science in Nursing
Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Education
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion