Master of Science in Nursing
Prepare for a rewarding career at one of the leading institutions for nursing in Maryland.
Notre Dame of Maryland University offers an Accelerated Master of Science in Nursing.
- Accelerated programs with concentrations in Leadership in Nursing Education and Leadership in Nursing Administration
- Join your peers in a cohort that meets to study together once a week on the same day, at the same time and at the same cost throughout the program.
To be considered for admission to the Master of Science in Nursing graduate program at Notre Dame, a new applicant must submit the following:
- $45 application fee (waived for Notre Dame graduates)
- Sealed official transcripts from all official previous colleges attended for baccalaureate, graduate and/or associate/community college course work.
Must have completed a BSN degree with a GPA of 3.0 or above
Must have courses in Health Assessment, Statistics and Nursing Research with a grade of "B" or better.
Download your active registered nursing license from the Maryland Board of Nursing website.
- A 300- to 500-word typed essay
Please address the following questions for your 300-500 word admissions essay:
- What are your goals and objectives in pursuing graduate study in your chosen program?
- How have your experiences (academic, professional and/or personal) prepared you to successfully complete this program?
You will also need to provide two letters of recommendation, or completed Master's Recommendation Form, written by those who have direct knowledge of your clinical expertise and potential to succeed in the chosen concentration.
Upon review and evaluation of all required admission materials, selected applicants will be invited to interview with nursing faculty.
Leadership In Nursing Education Concentration Program Objectives
Based on the Scope of Practice for Academic Nurse Educators (NLN, 2005)
- Acquire the cognitive and behavioral skills needed to successfully perform in the role as nurse educator in an academic or service setting.
- Participate in curriculum design and evaluation of program outcomes
- Plan, implement, and evaluate a variety of teaching strategies based on assessment of learner needs, setting, and advanced evidence-based research and educational theory.
- Use leadership skills and ethical and legal principles to implement policies and procedures related to learners, faculty, and the educational environment.
- Effectively use technology, tools, assessment instruments, and other resources to improve educational outcomes.
- Contribute to the expansion of knowledge in nursing education through participation in research, scholarly publications, and/or presentations.
- Engage in professional behaviors that reflect a commitment to service, lifelong learning, and excellence in teaching practice.
Leadership In Nursing Administration Concentration Program Objectives
Based on the Scope and Standards for Nurse Administrators (ANA, 2nd ed.)
- Acquire the cognitive and behavioral skills needed to successfully perform as a manager or administrator in a variety of health related organizations.
- Think critically and strategically to influence and participate in policy and operational decision-making in their organizations.
- Communicate effectively within the organization, community, and national forums.
- Implement evidence-based clinical and administrative practices.
- Use research findings, collaboration, leadership, and negotiation skills to influence professional issues and health care policy.
- Engage in behaviors that reflect a commitment to professional values and practice.