UMSON Quick Facts

1889. Year the school was established.

1,700. Number of students attending UMSON.

5th. UMSON's DNP program ranking by U.S. News & World Report.

8th. UMSON’s master's program ranking by U.S. News & World Report.

24. Number of clinical simulation laboratories.

40. Percentage of Maryland’s nursing workforce who are UMSON graduates.

40. Percentage of minority students.

1 in 10. More than 1 in 10 students are male.

20,000. Number of living alumni (from 50 states and 19 countries)

The Students and Faculty

  • Baccalaureate: 777 students (BSN, RN-to-BSN)   
  • Master of Science: 602 students
  • Doctoral: 334 students (54 PhD and 280 DNP)
  • Certificate: 15 students
  • Faculty: 154 members (136 full-time and 18 part-time)
  • Faculty associates and clinical preceptors: more than 300 (overseeing student clinical experiences)

The School

First and Only

  • First nursing school in the nation to offer a master’s specialty in nursing informatics and first in the nation to offer a PhD program with a nursing informatics concentration
  • Only nursing school in Maryland with an Institute for Educators
  • First online RN-to-BSN; Trauma/Critical Care master's specialty; and Health Policy master's specialty in the nation
  • The state's only Nurse Anesthesia specialty and Clinical Nurse Leader master's option

Research and Funding

  • Twentieth in receipt of funding (for schools of nursing) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Extramural research funding of $3.2 million in FY ’15; total extramural funding of $7.6 million in FY ’15
  • Two interprofessional Organized Research Centers: Biology and Behavior Across the Life Span and Health Outcomes Research; one University of Maryland, Baltimore interdisciplinary center of research: The Center to Advance Chronic Pain Research
  • Research centers include extramurally funded investigators who study a variety of critical health issues, including chronic pain, impulsivity and drug abuse, neuromuscular disorders, sleep, Web-based interventions, health care organizational issues, the microbiota and pre-term birth, palliative care, worksite wellness, and bone health 


  • Named a Center of Excellence in Simulation by Laerdal Medical
  • NCLEX Pass Rate: BSN graduates – 92 percent; CNL graduates – 91 percent

Giving Back

  • Operates Governor’s Wellmobile Program, an interprofessional collaborative practice among nurse care managers, faculty nurse practitioners and social workers, and students providing nurse-managed primary health care to uninsured and underserved residents in Central Maryland and the Upper Eastern Shore
  • Provides technical assistance for school-based health center start-up

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