Maryland Nurse Practitioner Programs
(found programs from 6 schools)

State Nursing Board: Maryland Board of Nursing

State Nurses Association: Maryland Nurses Association

State Hospital Association: The Association of Maryland Hospitals & Healthsystems

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Like many other states, Maryland may benefit from a more robust primary care sector within the healthcare industry. As the nation's healthcare systems evolve and change, primary care needs evolve as well, and nurse practitioners represent just one segment of providers that may help direct how care is managed and provided. Over 1,860 nurse practitioners are currently in practice in Maryland (BLS, 2012), and there is still room for more.

As you investigate your options for an Advanced Practice Nursing degree, keep in mind that Nurse practitioners in Maryland enjoy a relatively restriction-free practice environment. Physician supervision and collaboration is not required for NPs to legally diagnose and treat patients, or to prescribe medications. Nurse practitioners in Maryland also enjoy a strong degree of institutional support. The University of Maryland Medical Center, for instance, offers a formal orientation program for hospital-based nurse practitioners.

Nurse practitioners in Maryland earn a mean salary of $91,600 annually, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2012). The Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland, Inc. is the professional organization for Maryland NPs.

Maryland nurses, like you, who want to advance their education and become nurse practitioners can attend an online school, such as Georgetown University, or one of these Maryland institutions:

  • Johns Hopkins University. Widely recognized as a leader in healthcare education, Johns Hopkins offers a variety of NP programs, including a joint master's-level NP/master's of public health degree. Other NP programs include adult primary care, adult acute/critical care, family primary care and pediatric primary care.
  • University of Maryland. The University of Maryland offers master's-level NP programs including: adult/gerontology nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner and psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner.
  • Coppin State University. Located in Baltimore, Coppin State offers a family nurse practitioner program that is dedicated to training primary care providers to provide care to medically underserved populations in urban areas.

Programs from Maryland Schools

Listed below are all of the nationally accredited Nurse Practitioner programs with campus locations in Maryland.

Bowie State University (Bowie, MD)
Program Name: Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Coppin State University (Baltimore, MD)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
Program Name: Adult Acute/Critical Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Salisbury University (Salisbury, MD)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner Track
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (Bethesda, MD)
Program Name: Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Maryland (Baltimore, MD)
Program Name: Adult & Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Trauma, Critical Care, and Emergency Nursing: A Blended Clinical Nurse Specialist and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited

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