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Notre Dame of Maryland University Offers New Graduate Degree Opportunity as an AACC University Consortium Partner

February 16, 2017

Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) is partnering with Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) to offer a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program with a Leadership in Nursing Education concentration at the Arundel Mills Regional Higher Education Center. The program will be available at AACC in the fall of 2017.

NDMU is one of the AACC University Consortium partners. NDMU’s long-standing MSN program holds a distinctive niche in nursing education with the infusion of caring science.

Caring science, as the cornerstone of the MSN program, is emphasized throughout the curriculum. The MSN program educates students to transform nursing and healthcare through authentic presence; caring connections with patients, students, colleagues, and the discipline of nursing; and by preserving care and compassion as the ethical foundation of nursing practice and scholarship.

The program prepares students to foster the development of caring and compassion as nurse educators in academic and/or clinical practice settings. Students learn and practice skills essential to teach traditional and non-traditional learners, using a variety of teaching strategies and technology. 

The MSN program is designed as a cohort model with accelerated course delivery for professional registered nurses with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. The program is offered primarily face-to-face, onsite at Arundel Mills Regional Higher Education Center.  

Courses meet on the same day/same time throughout the life of the cohort to facilitate nurses balance their work-life schedules. Students typically take six credits per semester (one 7 or 8 week course at a time) making them eligible for federal financial aid and other funding opportunities. The 36-credit program can be completed in 21 months.  

Learn more about the MSN program or contact Graduate Studies Admissions, Notre Dame of Maryland University at (410) 532-5500.