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You only need to complete one application to the School of Nursing if you are applying to the following programs: BSN, MS, Post-MS (non-degree), Certificate, DNP, and CWO. PhD applicants are required to complete one application to the University of Maryland, Baltimore Graduate School.
Yes, all applications are considered. We will review all of your supporting documents before making a decision.
You must first select “NURS-MS” as your application type. Next, you will select “Master of Science (Nursing)” as your planned course of study. Finally, you will select “Clinical Nurse Leader” as your specialty area.
All repeated courses will be factored into your GPA.
No, we will only consider you for one program per application term.
To be considered for in-state status, you must complete the Application for In-State Status Classification.
Yes, you are required to submit a transcript from every institution you attended, despite whether or not college credit was earned.
Yes, this will jeopardize your application. Your application will be considered incomplete and may be cancelled if you have not submitted every transcript. We will request the transcript on Student Information Management System (SIMS) if we discover that you have transferred credits from one school to another and did not list each school on your application.
Yes, we will consider your application if you notify our office in writing with the desired date by which you wish to receive notification.
Military applications can be considered for in-state classification. Please refer to the Office of Registrar's Residency web pages.
Military applicants may use Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) scores to fulfill prerequisite requirements. Please contact the Office of Admissions to determine the required score for each of the respective subject/content areas.
UMSON does not accept competency-based education and prior learning to fulfill nursing degree requirements.
Go to: https://surfs.umaryland.edu/SIMS/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon. Log in using the same ID and PIN that you chose when you completed your application.
Yes, you can email the items listed below to: email@example.com.
All supporting documents for your application should be sent after you have completed and submitted the online application and paid the application fee. Documents sent prior to submission of the application and payment of the application fee may have to be resubmitted.
Yes, you are required to submit transcripts every time you apply to a new program.
You must select one location on your application.
Yes, you are required to take the test if you do not have a U.S. high school diploma or a U.S. college degree.
No, you must have a course-by-course evaluation done by one of the following companies:
No, as long as the courses were part of a study abroad program approved/sponsored by an accredited institution and the courses are recorded on your transcript.
Please contact the Office of Admissions if you are uncertain whether or not the courses are/ were part of a study abroad program.
Yes, we accept prerequisite courses from any regionally or nationally accredited institution.
No, all required prerequisites must be completed prior to your entry into UMSON.
Due to the variation of acceptable CLEP scores, applicants with CLEP test results should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with an unofficial copy of the score report to find out whether the score will be accepted. UMSON will accept AP scores of 4 and 5 to fulfill prerequisite course requirements.
Applicants for the BSN, RN-BSN, or RN-MS programs can apply to UMSON with up to five courses outstanding. However, at least two major science courses must be completed at the time you apply. Major science courses are Chemistry, Microbiology, Anatomy & Physiology I, and Anatomy & Physiology II.
Applicants for the CNL program and applicants for the BSN program that already have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree must have at least two major science courses completed when they apply.
The only prerequisites that must be completed within the last 10 years of the application are Chemistry, Microbiology, and Anatomy & Physiology I and II. This requirement does not apply to active licensed nurses.
Yes, we will accept online courses for prerequisites, including chemistry, microbiology, and anatomy and physiology I and II from any regionally or nationally accredited institution. Any chemistry, microbiology, and anatomy and physiology course taken online must include a lab component; the lab component can be fulfilled online also.
We currently accept versions 4, 5, or 6 of the TEAS. Learn more about the test.
We recommend that you receive an overall score of 70 percent or higher.
Yes, we will accept your TEAS score as long as it is version 4.0 or V and it is not more than five years old.
You can register for the TEAS through Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) at: http://atitesting.com. You have a choice of taking the test at a community college or through PSI. Most community colleges require that you are enrolled at their school to take the TEAS on their campus. If you are not a current student at an available community college, you must register to take the TEAS through PSI.
Yes, the TEAS is required for all applicants with an associate’s degree in nursing.
No, you must request to have ATI send your TEAS results to our office. The results must come directly from ATI.
Yes, you can retake the TEAS, but you must wait until at least 60 days after you took it for the first time.
You are allowed to take a maximum of two courses through the CWO option.
No, but you do have to enroll in two consecutive semesters to remain active in the CWO program. If you choose to take a break between semesters, you will be required to reapply to the CWO program.
The only programs that are available completely online are: RN-to-BSN, Nursing Informatics, and the Teaching in Nursing and Health Professions Certificate.
We have clinical sites throughout the Baltimore-Washington D.C. area. Your clinical hours may be completed at multiple sites.
Yes, we offer graduate level courses through the CWO program. For more information, visit the CWO page. The CWO program is not available to applicants without a BSN degree.
You have to be accepted into the CWO program to be eligible for registration. You must first receive your acceptance letter, pay your deposit, and get your courses approved by your advisor before you register.
In exceptional circumstances, accepted applicants to a UMSON degree program may apply for a deferral of their enrollment. Click here to fill out the Deferral Request Form. All supporting documentation must be faxed to 410-706-2561.