Maryland Registered Nursing Schools and Training Programs (RN Schools)

Career Information for Registered Nurses in Maryland

Registered nurses, also called RNs, perform numerous duties in patient care, working closely with doctors and other health care professionals.

A career as an RN includes administering medication, providing medical advice to patients and their caregivers, recording medical histories and observations, and collaborating with doctors. You may choose to specialize in a variety of disciplines, including geriatric nursing, pediatrics, obstetrics, and oncology.

Maryland Registered Nursing Schools

Nursing programs in Maryland offer a variety of degrees options, including associate, baccalaureate, and BSN. If you're looking to follow a career in nursing, it's important to receive proper education and training. Here are a few Maryland schools you can attend to become educated and attain certification:

  • Baltimore City Community College: The only community college in the city of Baltimore, the Baltimore City Community College has designed its programs to meet the needs of all members of its diverse community. The nursing program is known for focusing on providing a holistic education: combining practical laboratory and technical skills, with humanities courses to educate competent and compassionate nursing practitioners.
  • Salisbury University: Known for its high quality of education, Salisbury University offers bachelors, masters and doctoral programs in nursing. Beyond offering a competitive academic experience, the faculty is dedicated to dedicating their time and skills to the Salisbury community.
  • Towson University: Towson University focuses on providing a personalized nursing education with smaller class sizes and frequent faculty interaction. This suburban university encourages its students to apply their classroom knowledge to nursing centres, patient homes and other health care institutions.
  • Harford Community College: This college prides itself on its dedicated culture of inclusivity and diversity. This nursing program offers access to a Simulation Center, designed to give students exposure to real-life situations before beginning their careers.
  • Anne Arundel Community College: Located in Arnold, Maryland, Anne Arundel Community College tailors its course delivering to meet the varied schedules and needs of its student population. Its nursing program prepares students to act with professionalism and compassion in their future nursing career.

What to Expect from Registered Nursing Programs

Registered nursing programs in Maryland focus on preparing students to become compassionate community leaders. Beyond regular coursework, students may be expected to demonstrate practical skills in real-world simulations, internships or volunteer positions.

  • Here are skills you can hope to achieve in these programs:
  • Practice standard nursing techniques with confidence
  • Communicate effectively with clients and other health care professionals
  • Demonstrate high-level critical thinking skills for problem solving
  • Respond to the diverse needs of patients with sensitivity
  • Act with professionalism and expertise in the workplace

Licensing Requirements for Maryland Registered Nurses

Registered nurses in the state of Maryland are required to complete a Maryland Board of Nursing-approved education program and pass the National Council Licensure Examination of Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

You may complete your application online. There is a non-refundable $20 application fee and the application is not complete until payment is made. If you have a sponsoring institution, provide your Registration ID to your supervising RN after registering your application. Without this number, your supervising RN cannot submit the application fee.

Applicants must include either a Social Security Number or Federal Tax Identification Number. In addition, you must submit a passport-style photograph with your application. Failure to include these items with your application result in an incomplete application.

Resources for Registered Nurses in Maryland


  1. Maryland Nursing License Requirements, Nursing Licensure.org, http://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-maryland.html, accessed October 2, 2016.
  2. Registered Nursing Programs, Maryland Board of Nursing, http://mbon.maryland.gov/Pages/rn-programs.aspx, accessed October 2, 2016.
  3. Licensing, Maryland Board of Nursing, http://mbon.maryland.gov/Pages/licensing-index.aspx, accessed October 2, 2016.
  4. Registered Nurses, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm, accessed October 2, 2016.

Schools for Registered Nurses in Maryland are listed below.

Selected Registered Nursing Schools in Maryland

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More Maryland Registered Nursing Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Allegany College of Maryland Cumberland Associate 3,778
Anne Arundel Community College Arnold Associate 14,834
Baltimore City Community College Baltimore Associate 6,814
Bowie State University Bowie Masters 5,464
Carroll Community College Westminster Associate 3,441
Cecil College North East Associate 2,104
Chesapeake College Wye Mills Associate 2,620
College of Notre Dame of Maryland Baltimore Doctorate 3,402
College of Southern Maryland La Plata Associate 7,741
Columbia Union College Takoma Park Masters 1,068
Coppin State University Baltimore Masters 3,932
Frederick Community College Frederick Associate 5,152
Hagerstown Community College Hagerstown Associate 3,719
Harford Community College Bel Air Associate 5,841
Howard Community College Columbia Associate 7,523
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore Doctorate & First Professional 19,682
Montgomery College Rockville Associate 23,866
Prince George's Community College Largo Associate 11,861
Salisbury University Salisbury Masters 7,581
Stevenson University Stevenson Masters 3,304
The Community College of Baltimore County Baltimore Associate 19,426
Towson University Towson Doctorate 19,758
University of Maryland-Baltimore Baltimore Doctorate & First Professional 5,884
Wor-Wic Community College Salisbury Associate 3,298
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