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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)
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
- 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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