About

During its 125-year history, the University of Maryland School of Nursing has been a driving force, advancing the science of nursing through innovative research, practical learning, and an unwavering commitment to the community.

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The University of Maryland School of Nursing shares a 61-acre campus in downtown Baltimore with the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s five other professional schools—Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Social Work—and the Graduate School. Our campus is conveniently located near the University of Maryland Medical Center, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, University of Maryland BioPark, and the Baltimore VA Medical Center.

We offer our programs at three locations throughout Maryland, including at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Maryland.

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UMSON graduates celebrate at Party in the Park

Learn more about our more than 20 doctoral, master's, undergraduate, and certificate programs and specialties through our online Program Explorer tool that allows you to choose the academic path that's best for you.

students practicing on a manikin in the simulation lab

Visit our 26 leading-edge clinical simulation labs that allow students to practice in real-life health care environments — from operating rooms to maternity to home care and health assessment — including brand new labs at the Universities at Shady Grove.

faculty and students in the bench research lab

In our constant pursuit to improve the quality of patients' lives and the efficacy and humanity of our nation’s health care system, we are the nurse researchers who care about the people and communities with whom we live and work.

Our History

Discover UMSON's history — from our founding in 1889 to our 21st centry simulations labs — in a virtual tour of our Living History Museum.

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