Program Information

The nursing major offered by the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) School of Nursing is an upper division professional program, designed to build successfully on a foundation of pre-professional courses that provide a liberal education and support the study of nursing.

Three program options are available within the baccalaureate nursing track to meet the diverse learning needs of students.

  • The traditional track offers upper division study in nursing which can be completed in two years of full-time study.
  • The registered nurse track includes the RN to BSN, which can be completed in one year of upper division full-time study (part-time and online options are available for RN to BSN students).
  • A RN to MS option is also available for qualified students who desire a fast track master's option (online options are available).

Admission Requirements

Before matriculating into the upper division program, students must successfully complete required course work in the social and behavioral sciences, the natural and physical sciences and the arts and humanities.These lower division pre-professional courses may be completed at any accredited college or university. Applicants should also complete a personal goals statement. All applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency. Academic transcript evaluations by a recognized international credit evaluation service are required for all course work completed outside the United States.

Please note: Students are strongly encouraged to attend an information session to ensure a smooth transition and understanding of prerequisite courses for the upper division nursing program. BSN candidates should begin the application process well in advance of their anticipated enrollment in the School of Nursing.

Because this is a competitive program, there are specific admission requirements. Early application is advised.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition rates for programs offered at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) are those of the degree-granting institution. Financial aid is awarded by the institution offering the degree program, but is facilitated by the USG Office of Student Services and the UMB Financial Aid Office.

For more information, please contact the USG Office of Student Services at 301-738-6023 or

Information and updates may also be obtained by visiting UMB's Nursing Web site.

Contact Information:

For information about the nursing program offered through the University of Maryland Baltimore, please call 301-738-6047, or the main campus Office of Student Affairs toll free number, 1-866-687-7386. You can have information sent to you by calling the main campus Office of Admissions and Student Affairs at the toll free number listed above.

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