Maryland boasts of famous Johns Hopkins University for providing qualitative education environments and esteemed medical schools to nursing students, who plan for joint degrees in over eight specialties, a PhD, and post-master’s certificates. There are also other good nursing institutes, schools and community colleges, where a nursing student can peruse nursing degree programs online or through campus education.
Maryland Nursing Degree Programs
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) – a four-year program offered at colleges and universities around the country. This degree prepares a student for Masters Degree in nursing.
- Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) – a two-year program offered at many community and junior colleges, hospital schools and universities.
- Hospital Diploma – a two- or three-year program based in hospital settings. Many diploma schools are affiliated with junior colleges where students take basic science and English requirements.
A master’s degree makes a student eligible for practicing in advanced specialty areas. Fields that require a master’s degree include:
- Nurse practitioner
- Nurse anesthetist
- Nurse midwife
- Clinical nurse specialist
- RN first assistant in the operating room
Nurses interested in becoming a nurse researcher or an educator of nursing required to obtain doctoral degrees.
- PhD in Nursing
- Second Degree BSN
- Direct Entry MSN
- Doctor of Nursing Practice,
Student Financial Assistance:
Like other states in America, Maryland is also finding shortage of registered nurses. This has prompted State Nursing Scholarship and Living Expenses Grant, which has been consolidated into the Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant Program, offers financial assistance to these nursing students, opting for higher studies in nursing field.