Like other states around the country, Maryland is experiencing a shortage of nurses and nursing faculty members qualified to teach the next generation of nursing leaders. Towson University is addressing both shortages by preparing highly qualified nurses and by offering a concentration in nursing education.
The nursing profession consistently ranks as one of the nation’s most respected fields. As a practicing nurse or educator, your work can truly make a difference in the lives of others. Whether you are on the hospital floor or leading a classroom, nursing is a rewarding, dynamic and challenging career.
The master’s program
is designed for students who hold bachelor’s
degrees in nursing, are licensed as registered
nurses or eligible for licensing in the state of
Maryland. The program serves the needs of both part-time
and full-time students. Most courses are offered
on weekday evenings to allow professionals to balance
the demands of work and school.
A Community-Based Approach
The nursing degree prepares you to assume key roles in delivering health care to individuals and families within a community-based nursing practice. Unlike other master’s programs that prepare nurse practitioners to take on many of the roles traditionally performed by medical doctors or clinical nurse specialists, community-based nurses help patients navigate the complexities of the health care system. They serve as case managers, coordinating patient care and medications from different specialists. Case managers see the whole picture rather than the limited perspective of a specialty area.
Responding to Your Needs
You will complete the graduate nursing
core courses and select a concentration for further
study: nursing education or clinician-administrator
transition (CAT). You may choose to pursue either
a graduate project or thesis, depending on which
is consistent with your professional goals. Practicum
experiences are planned with appropriate agencies
using a time frame that matches the goals of your
Study Full Time in New Cohort Program
The Master of Science in nursing program is now offering a cohort program for full-time students to take classes together one day each week—the only nursing graduate program in Maryland organized as a full-time cohort. The program enables working professionals to develop work schedules in advance to accommodate their studies. Members of the cohort will gain opportunities to build supportive relationships or networks that help them navigate the university and graduate in a timely manner.
After you complete the graduate nursing core courses, you will select a concentration for further study. Select the link to read more about each concentration: