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University of Maryland nursing program makes US News top 10 ranking

The University of Maryland School of Nursing’s (UMSON) Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program ranked No. 10 in the nation, out of 694 accredited nursing schools surveyed in the 2022 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges.

Among public schools of nursing, UMSON ranked No. 4 in the nation. UMSON’s BSN program is the top-ranked such program in Maryland.

UMSON’s BSN program, which encompasses an entry-into-nursing program in addition to an RN-to-BSN program for already licensed practicing nurses. The program prepares students to excel in nursing careers across a broad spectrum of acute, chronic, and community-based settings. National data indicates that employers increasingly prefer and, in some cases, require, a baccalaureate degree.

Before beginning studies at UMSON, students must complete two years of undergraduate education at another accredited college or university, to fulfill the necessary prerequisites. In addition to serving practicing nurses seeking a BSN degree, UMSON’s RN-to-BSN program boasts dual-admission partnerships with all 15 community colleges in Maryland that offer an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program, enabling a smooth transition for ADN students into UMSON’s BSN program.

Rankings are based solely on the judgments of deans and senior faculty members of nursing schools and departments at institutions nationwide that are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and that are regionally accredited and awarded at least 35 BSN degrees in 2018-19.