Maryland Nursing Schools

Explore Nursing in Maryland

Maryland is in great need of nurses as the current workforce ages and retires and healthcare requirements grow. By 2015, it is predicted only 73% of nursing jobs in Maryland will be employed. As the nursing shortage intensifies, the need for nurses educated at the baccalaureate level or higher is becoming more pronounced. Over recent years, there has been a rise in baccalaureate nursing program admissions and graduation rates, as well as in associate’s degree programs in Maryland. Nurses who obtain their bachelor’s degree or higher receive larger salaries and better scheduling choices. This is because the demand for specialty nurses is high in Maryland. In particular, Maryland has experienced an increased petition for nurses in home healthcare sectors, particularly nurse health advisers, nurse managers for health centers, home infusion therapy, and disability management, just to name a few. Some of the top employers of nurses in Maryland include Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Mercy Medical Center.


About Maryland

Although Maryland is one of the smallest states size-wise, it is one of the most densely populated states in the nation. Maryland is also the wealthiest state out of all fifty states, with the highest median household income. The capital of “The Old Line State” is Annapolis while the largest city is Baltimore. A majority of the population in Maryland lives in surrounding areas of Washington D.C and in Baltimore. Climates vary across the state as does the landscape, which ranges from sand dunes to marshlands, vast coastlines to rolling hills and mountains, and plains to dense forests. Recreation is never far from reach, as year-round outdoor activities are available, museums and historic landmarks are plentiful, and there are sporting events during all seasons for the minor and major league sports teams in Maryland, including the NFL Baltimore Ravens and the Baltimore Orioles of MLB.

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Nursing programs offered in Maryland

  • Bowie State University +
    • Programs Offered

      • Traditional (BS) Nursing Program Track
      • RN to BS Program Track
      • Accelerated BS Nursing Program Track
      • Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
      • Nurse Educator (MSN)



  • College of Southern Maryland +
    • Programs Offered

      • Nursing - Associate's Degree
      • Pre-Nursing - Associate of Arts Degree
      • Practical Nursing - Certificate



  • Coppin State University +
    • Programs Offered

      • Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program
      • Traditional BSN
      • RN to BSN
      • Accelerated BSN for 2nd Degree Students
      • Master of Science in Nursing
      • FNP Post Master's Certificate



  • Johns Hopkins University +
    • Programs Offered

      • Accelerated Program (BSN)
      • Accelerated BS to MSN
      • BS to MSN
      • Master of Science in Nursing Programs
      • MSN/MBA
      • MSN/MPH
      • MSN-NP/MPH
      • MSN to PhD
      • DNP
      • PhD
      • Post-Doctoral Program
      • Post-Master's Certificate Programs
      • Post-Bachelor's Certificate Programs



  • Salisbury University +
    • Programs Offered

      • Traditional BS in Nursing
      • 2nd Degree BS in Nursing
      • RN-to-BS
      • RN-to-MS
      • Clinical Nurse Educator (MSN)
      • Health Care Leadership (MSN)
      • DNP