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An RN-to-BSN program enables an existing registered nurse (RN) who holds an associate’s degree to earn a bachelor’s (BSN) degree. These programs are offered both on-campus and online, to cater to the varied needs of students. Candidates on a full-time track complete the program in 18-24 months and can look forward to broadened career options, greater credibility in the workplace, and increased earnings. The BSN degree is offered at such schools as Stevenson University and University of Maryland - Baltimore.

Skills
Through the RN-to-BSN program, students are equipped with leadership skills. They have the opportunity to increase their knowledge base by better understanding policy and legislation in healthcare management. Candidates also learn about preventative healthcare and gain insight into human behavior in the healthcare workplace. The program ensures that the student is up-to-date on the latest medical software, programs, and databases.

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Employment
BSN nurses are highly and increasingly sought after in Maryland. Their extensive skills in specialized areas such as intensive care and pediatric care put them in advantageous positions, especially with premier hospitals that are introducing policies to hire more BSN nurses. The National Institutes of Health is one of the most well-known and biggest employer of RNs in Maryland, with renowned research facilities. Johns Hopkins Medicine also employs many nurses in its network of facilities in Baltimore, including Johns Hopkins Hospital.

A registered nurse with a BSN degree can catapult to the top of the RN salary range, typically between $60,000 and $85,000 annually in Maryland. Our list below of top RN-to-BSN programs provides a solid starting point for those interested in pursuing this career path.

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Baltimore metro area

Coppin State University
2500 West North Avenue | Baltimore, Maryland 21216
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Notre Dame of Maryland University
4701 North Charles Street | Baltimore, Maryland 21210
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Stevenson University
1525 Greenspring Valley Road | Stevenson, Maryland 21153
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Towson University
8000 York Road | Towson, Maryland 21252
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Maryland
620 West Lexington Street | Baltimore, Maryland 21201
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
Coppin State University 2500 West North Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21216
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Notre Dame of Maryland University 4701 North Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21210
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Stevenson University 1525 Greenspring Valley Road
Stevenson, Maryland 21153
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Towson University 8000 York Road
Towson, Maryland 21252
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Maryland 620 West Lexington Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Washington, DC suburbs

Bowie State University
14000 Jericho Park Road | Bowie, Maryland 20715
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Hood College
401 Rosemont Avenue | Frederick, Maryland 21701
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
Bowie State University 14000 Jericho Park Road
Bowie, Maryland 20715
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Hood College 401 Rosemont Avenue
Frederick, Maryland 21701
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Other Maryland cities

Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road | Frostburg, Maryland 21532
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Salisbury University
1101 Camden Avenue | Salisbury, Maryland 21801
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
School Address Programs offered
Frostburg State University 101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, Maryland 21532
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Salisbury University 1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, Maryland 21801
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN