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A nursing education designed to be among the best in America.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that more than 581,500 new RN jobs will be created through 2018. The need for proven, dedicated nursing professionals has never been greater. Whether you're new to nursing or looking to expand and enhance your expertise, the University of Maryland School of Nursing offers you an exciting opportunity to make a difference.

UMSON offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree with two options:

  • The traditional BSN option is for those who do not have a previous nursing degree, as well as those who have a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing.  
  • The RN-to-BSN option is for licensed RNs who have either a diploma in nursing or an associate degree in nursing. Classes are available in a classroom setting, online, or in a blended format.

The BSN and RN-to-BSN programs are available at:

No matter which location you choose, you'll experience the same curricula and course progression, and complete the same requirements.