Universities at Shady Grove

The University of Maryland School of Nursing offers its Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, RN-to-BSN option, and Doctor of Nursing Practice Family Nurse Practitioner specialty at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) in Rockville, Maryland.

USG is a collaboration of nine public degree-granting institutions that brings some of the top programs from across the state to one convenient location in Montgomery County.

The Universities at Shady Grove offers:

  • Identical curriculum, course progression, graduation requirements to those at the Baltimore location
  • Highly accomplished, diverse, student-centered faculty
  • Small faculty to student ratio
  • Motivated students
  • Individually tailored academic support
  • Interprofessional interaction with students from eight other University System of Maryland schools
  • Myriad clinical opportunities in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. region
  • State-of-the-art classrooms, labs, and student facilities
  • Suburban campus
  • Convenient covered and uncovered parking

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Want to speak with someone about your program options at USG?
Contact us at 301-738-6047.

Our programs at USG:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

This is a full-time, upper-division professional program. You'll need to complete two years (59 credits) of general studies and prerequisites before applying to enter the School of Nursing as a junior.


Registered nurses with an associate degree or diploma in nursing can take courses toward and/or complete your BSN at USG. To graduate, you must complete a minimum of 59 undergraduate credits in the social and behavioral sciences, the natural and physical sciences, and the arts and humanities. We also award credit to students with a valid registered nursing license.

Doctor of Nursing Practice Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty

Nurses with a BSN (or MS) degree can earn your Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) specialty at USG. ‌This specialty prepares advanced practice nurses to be primary health care providers for individuals of all ages and their families.

Want to get to know the Universities at Shady Grove a little better? Read the student blog, Around the Grove.

When you apply to a program offered at both locations, be sure to check the box indicating that you are interested in attending the program at the Universities at Shady Grove.