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Accredited Nursing Schools in Maryland

In Maryland and in other US states, our experts help nursing students and nursing schools connect. Below is our list of nursing schools in Maryland accredited by at least one of the two major US nursing commissions: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC or NLN). Browse our list of accredited online nursing schools and Maryland campus locations, then request free information from any or all Maryland nursing schools that have provided online information request forms. To view another US state, please visit our all nursing schools guide home page.

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Maryland Nursing Schools No classes to attend, complete virtually 100% of your coursework from the comfort of your home. Currently licensed LPN's and RN's in Maryland are pre-approved for financing. Fast-track options are available for most Maryland nursing programs, however, you can complete your coursework at your own pace. Academic advisors are available 8am to 11pm Monday through Friday, and The College Network guarantees your academic success. Currently The College Network education partners are the National League for Nursing, Angelo State University, Bellevue University, Boston University, Cornell University, Deaconess College, Indiana State University, Regis University, Salve Regina University, University of Southern California, and Vicennes University. The first step to advancing your nursing career is to request free information from The College Network.

Maryland Nursing Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate of Science in Nursing LPN to ASN
    Note: commonly referred to as LPN to Registered Nurse LPN to RN
  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LPN to BSN
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LVN to BSN
    Note: LVN to BSN please select "LPN to BSN" when requesting info
  • Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN
  • Diploma/Foreign Trained RN to BSN (must be licensed RN)
  • Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing RN to MSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing MSN, BSN to MSN

Maryland Healthcare Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Bachelor of Business Administration with Minor in Healthcare
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (Informatics)
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Administration with Healthcare Minor
  • Master of Business Administration MBA Healthcare Management
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Administration

Accredited Nursing Schools in Maryland

RNs:The education requirements for a Registered Nurse are more extensive than they are for Licensed Practical Nurse. This results in RN’s taking on more responsibility, and dealing with complex nursing situations. It generally takes two to four years for someone to complete a RN nursing program. However, no one is able to become a legal RN until they first pass a state board of nursing license exam as well as pay all of the required fees. To become a Registered Nurse in Maryland, you must pass this computer based exam, which covers four major subject matters – Safe Effective Care Environment, Health Promotion and Maintenance, Psychosocial Integrity, and Physiological Integrity.

LPNs:For those looking to care for those who are sick, injured, or disabled in the state of Maryland will need to spend one year in a LPN nursing program. The program is usually offered by multiple outlets ñ hospitals, colleges, technical schools. After you have taken part in this mandatory program, you will need to pass a state board of nursing practical nursing license exam. Once this has occurred, there will be some required fees you will need to pay in order to complete the process and gain your license. With a license you have the chance to work in hospitals, clinics, private practice, or surgical centers.

The Best Cities in Maryland for Nursing Jobs

  • Baltimore. Baltimore is named after Lord Baltimore and is nestled along the Patapsco River. One of the city’s largest employers is Johns Hopkins Hospital. The city’s architecture is hard to ignore as there are examples of work from multiple periods of architecture over the past centuries, giving residents the feeling of diversity.
    • RNs: Baltimore employs approximately 31,310 RNs, with the average salary coming to $79,160 annually.
    • LPNS: Baltimore employs approximately 5,680 LPNs, with the average salary coming to $50,480 annually.
  • Bethesda. The attention that shines on this small town comes from the residents being so highly educated and wealthy. Numerous media outlets have Bethesda at the top of their lists when it comes to the most educated small towns in the United Sates or most livable cities. There truly is something for everyone.
    • RNs: Bethesda employs approximately 9,080 RNs, with the average salary coming to $76,950 annually.
    • LPNs: Bethesda employs approximately 2,320 LPNs, with the average salary coming to $49,440 annually.
  • Hagerstown. Located in the northwestern part of Maryland, Hagerstown has a unique landscape with the towns stone ridges extending all over the city. From historical sites, to the numerous parks, you can spend your days outdoors all year round in Hagerstown as you indulge in all of the town’s annual festivities.
    • RNs: Hagerstown employs approximately 1,990 RNs, with the average salary coming to $64,530 annually.
    • LPNs: Hagerstown employs approximately 610 LPNs, with the average salary coming to $42,610 annually.

Major Hospitals in Maryland

  • Johns Hopkins Hospital. Nestled in Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Hospital is the teaching hospital and biomedical research facility of Johns Hopkins University. This hospital has been regarded by some as one of the world’s greatest hospitals as well as the United States’ best. Each week, John Hopkins Hospital has over seventy five thousand visitors.
  • Bon Secours Hospital. Founded in 1919, Bon Secours Hospital is named after the French phrase "good help". Through partnering up with many organizations, Bon Secours has constructed affordable housing for seniors as well as renovated apartments for families. Whether it is healthcare or other endeavors, Bon Secours is determined to assist the community anyway possible.
  • St. Joseph Medical Center. This not-for-profit, regional medical center located up in Towson, Maryland and has the reputation of possessing a strong staff who work as a team and truly care for patients as they offer excellent medical care. The Orthopedic Institute at St. Joseph has been credited as one of the best in the United States.
  • Good Samaritan Hospital. One of the top facilities in the country in terms of assisting those with diabetes, Good Samaritan has a rich history of offering health care and services to those who reside on the northeast part Baltimore. Founded in 1968, the hospital has made an effort in recent years to expand on its range of health care services.
  • University of Maryland Hospital. The hospital offers care for all those living in the west side of Baltimore, and possesses more intensive care beds than any other hospital in the whole state of Maryland. In November 2010, the hospital was honored with the Gold Award from the American Heart Association as a Fit-Friendly Company for the third year in a row.

Bowie State University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Bowie, Maryland
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1865
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.bowiestate.edu

College of Notre Dame Maryland School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1873
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.ndm.edu

Columbia Union College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Takoma Park, Maryland
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1904
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.cuc.edu

Coppin State College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1900
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.coppin.edu

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN, PHD
School Founded In: 1876
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
    and National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.jhmi.edu

Salisbury University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Salisbury, Maryland
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1925
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.salisbury.edu

Townson University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Towson, Maryland
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1866
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.towson.edu

University of Maryland School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN, PHD
School Founded In: 1807
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.umaryland.edu

Villa Julie College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Stevenson, Maryland
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1952
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.vjc.edu