Coming Spring 2024: MS in Nursing Entry-into-Nursing Program

UMSON will begin offering the Master of Science in Nursing Entry-into-Nursing program* as of spring 2024. We will no longer admit to the Clinical Nurse Leader master’s option after fall 2023.


While we are not yet accepting applications for this new master's entry-into-nursing program, we would love to keep you informed of updates regarding the status of the application and other developments, as we work toward introducing this program in spring 2024. If you would like to receive information, please provide your name and email address in our online form.

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This new entry master’s curriculum, which will apply to students entering in spring 2024 or later, provides flexibility for students to tailor their nursing education by selecting electives that build on previous experience or specific areas or interests in nursing. These credits can be applied toward doctoral degrees or certificate programs as well as other career goals.

Students will have the opportunity to choose a focused area of study that aligns with their interests or passions.

Other content will focus on nursing leadership and scholarship and how nurses can impact health policy, change health care practices, and improve the health of individuals and communities.

See the new curriculum below.

A graduate of UMSON’s new MSN Entry-into-Nursing program will:

  • Integrate prior education, experience, and personal values to enrich nursing knowledge and practice.
  • Implement the nursing process to provide equitable, person, family, and community centered nursing care grounded in compassion, cultural humility, and respect.
  • Coordinate care that anticipates and meets the needs of diverse populations, informed by an understanding of nursing practice and social determinants of health.
  • Initiate quality improvement processes to promote a culture of safety and to integrate best evidence into practice to deliver and shape effective, innovative, and ethical nursing care.
  • Facilitate collaboration and communication among interprofessional teams to improve health outcomes across the continuum of care.
  • Incorporate an understanding of the impact of policies, systems, and economics on health equity and care outcomes.
  • Integrate information management and patient care technologies to provide equitable and safe care for individuals, families, and communities.
  • Assimilate previous personal and professional experience to develop a nursing identity guided by principles of ethics, legal responsibility, emotional intelligence, and social justice to ensure excellence in nursing practice and a capacity for leadership.
  • Demonstrate a spirit of inquiry that fosters intellectual curiosity, flexibility, clinical reasoning, scholarship, and lifelong learning.
  • Engage in self-care practices, incorporating self-reflection and feedback from others, to promote personal and professional resilience, professional maturity, and long-term well-being.

* pending approval by the Maryland Higher Education Commission

More Information about the Master of Science in Nursing Entry-into-Nursing Program

Courses You'll Take: Fall Admission Plan of Study

 

FALL ADMISSION Credits
Semester 1
NURS 510: Pathophysiological and Pharmacological Bases for Nursing Practice 5 Credits 
NURS 512: Health Assessment Across the Lifespan 3 Credits
NURS 515: Foundations of Nursing Practice (90 Clinical Hours) 5 Credits
NURS 516: Nursing Role and Professionalism 3 Credits 
Total: 16 Credits 
Semester  2
NURS 525: Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (90 Clinical Hours) 4 Credits
NURS 527: Adult Health Nursing 1: Common Conditions (135 Clinical Hours) 5 Credits 
NURS 524: Healthy Aging and Gerontological Nursing 2 Credits 
NURS 526: Evaluating the Evidence 3 Credits
Total: 14 Credits
Semester 3 
NURS 531: Reproductive Health Nursing (90 Clinical Hours) 4 Credits
NURS 533: Pediatrics Nursing (90 Clinical Hours) 4 Credits
Total: 8 Credits
Semester 4 (Summer Semester) 
NURS 541: Community and Population Health Nursing (90 Clinical Hours) 4 Credits 
NURS 547: Adult Health Nursing 2: Complex Conditions (135 Clinical Hours) 5 Credits
NRSG 782: Health Systems and Health Policy: Leadership and Quality Improvement 3 Credits
NELC XXX: Elective 3 Credits
Total: 15 Credits
Semester 5
NURS 551: Practicum (180 Clinical Hours) 6 Credits
NRSG 550: Leadership in Practice 3 Credits
NELC XXX: Elective 3 Credits
NELC XXXX: Elective (optional) 3 Credits
Total: 12-15 Credits
TOTAL 65 CREDITS (68 with optional elective)/900 CLINICAL HOURS 

Courses You'll Take: Spring Admission Plan of Study

 

SPRING ADMISSION Credits
Semester 1
NURS 510: Pathophysiological and Pharmacological Bases for Nursing Practice 5 Credits 
NURS 512: Health Assessment Across the Lifespan 3 Credits
NURS 515: Foundations of Nursing Practice (90 Clinical Hours) 5 Credits
NURS 516: Nursing Role and Professionalism 3 Credits 
Total: 16 Credits 
Semester 2: (Summer Semester)
NURS 531: Reproductive Health Nursing (90 Clinical Hours) 4 Credits
NURS 533: Pediatrics Nursing (90 Clinical Hours) 4 Credits 
Total: 8 Credits
Semester 3 
NURS 525: Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (90 Clinical Hours) 4 Credits
NURS 527: Adult Health Nursing 1: Common Conditions (135 Clinical Hours) 5 Credits
NURS 524: Healthy Aging and Gerontological Nursing 2 Credits
NURS 526: Evaluating the Evidence 3 Credits
Total: 14 Credits
Semester 4
NURS 541: Community and Population Health Nursing (90 Clinical Hours) 4 Credits 
NURS 547: Adult Health Nursing 2: Complex Conditions (135 Clinical Hours) 5 Credits
NRSG 782: Health Systems and Health Policy: Leadership and Quality Improvement 3 Credits
NELC XXX: Elective 3 Credits
Total: 15 Credits
Semester 5
NURS 551: Practicum (180 Clinical Hours) 6 Credits
NRSG 550: Leadership in Practice 3 Credits
NELC XXX: Elective 3 Credits
NELC XXXX: Elective (optional) 3 Credits
Total: 12-15 Credits
TOTAL 65 CREDITS (68 with optional elective)/900 CLINICAL HOURS