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Master's Program in Nursing Salisbury University

  • Salisbury, MD
  • Public
  • Small
  • 100%0%
    student ratio
  • 19
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • April 15
    fall application deadline
  • 27%
    acceptance rate
  • 3 Degrees
    degrees/awards offered


The Department of Nursing at Salisbury University

Salisbury University, a Maryland University of national distinction, offers a Master of Science (M.S.) in Nursing degree program and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) degree program.

Part of the School of Science and Technology, the Department of Nursing ensures close faculty member supervision in clinical courses with access to excellent clinical facilities including an award-winning regional trauma center. The department's faculty members are experts at what they teach, practitioners who bridge the gap between the classroom and the real-world.

A Rigorous M.S. in Nursing Degree Program with Flexible Scheduling

The Department of Nursing at SU offers an M.S. in Nursing degree program that accommodates both working professionals and full-time students. Most courses are held in the evenings and involve both distance-learning and face-to-face interaction.

Faculty advisers work with each student to develop an individualized program that meets their future career goals, whether those are in nurse education or as managers or administrators in the health care industry. Full-time students complete the M.S. in Nursing degree program within 2 years, while part-time students have the option of taking longer.

The Science-based M.S. in Nursing Degree Program

Salisbury University's M.S. in Nursing degree program is a science-based program facilitating the development of evidence-based advanced nursing skills. Students take courses in qualitative and quantitative research, epidemiology, and applied statistics. Students complete thesis projects and internships.

Nurse Educator, Health Care Leadership, and RN to M.S. Tracks

Students may pursue the nurse educator (NE), health care leadership, and R.N. to M.S. tracks.

Students following the NE track take courses in pharmacotherapeutics, pathophysiology, advance health assessment, technology in health care education, and college teaching. They complete a clinical nurse educator practicum. Once students have finished their degrees, they are eligible to take the National League for Nursing (NLN) Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) examination. They can then pursue careers as educators in higher education or within health care industry.

The R.N. to M.S. degree track allows students who have associate's degrees in nursing, but do not have bachelor's degrees, to pursue M.S. in Nursing degrees.

M.S. in Nursing Degree Program Admissions Requirement

Students applying to the B.S. in Nursing degree program at Salisbury University must have 3.0 or higher GPAs from nationally accredited nursing programs. They should also have current and active U.S. R.N. license and CPR certification.

A Career-oriented Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)

Salisbury University has designed the D.N.P. degree program to respond to the growing need for advanced-practice nurses and for nursing educators who can teach and train at the college and university level to help overcome the shortage of registered nurses.

SU offers post-master's D.N.P. studies as well as a post-bachelor's to D.N.P. program for those with bachelor's degrees in nursing who wish to become family nurse practitioners with D.N.P. degrees. The post-master's D.N.P. degree program is designed for students who are in or seek advanced practice positions such as nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists, nurse administrators, nurse educators, and nurse practitioners.

The Post-Masters D.N.P. Degree Program

The post-masters D.N.P is a 38 minimum credit option requiring 1000 post-bachelors clinical hours. The curriculum covers evidence-based practice, quality improvement, informatics, health promotion and clinical prevention, health policy and health care systems, health care management, finance, and genetics and genomics. Graduates complete at least 400 clinical hours at Salisbury University.

Full-time students can finish the degree program in 3 years. Those taking less than 6 credit hours per semester take longer to complete the program.

The Post-Bachelor's D.N.P. (F.N.P.) Option

In accordance the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), Salisbury University has transitioned its family nurse practitioner (F.N.P.) from the master's level to the doctoral level. Student enter the full-time program directly after finishing their bachelor's degrees. They complete 80 credits of coursework and a comprehensive doctoral project during 4 years of study.

The D.N.P. curriculum covers quantitative and qualitative research, evidence-based practice, epidemiology, genetics and genomics, applied statistics, advanced human physiology, advanced pharmacotherapeutics, advanced health assessment, adult health care management, women's and children's health care management, family nursing, health care systems, quality improvement, finance, informatics, and health promotion and clinical prevention.

Upon completion of course requirements and 1000 practicum hours, graduates are eligible to take the American Nurses' Credentialing Center and the American Academy of Nurses Practitioners certification exams.

A Maryland University of National Distinction

Salisbury University is a public university in Maryland of national distinction. SU offers 57 graduate and undergraduate programs. "U.S. News and World Report" consistently ranks Salisbury University among its Best Regional Universities in the North. "Kiplinger's Personal Finance" magazine and the "Princeton Review" have also recognized Salisbury University as among their top Best Values in Public Colleges. Located in Salisbury, along the historic Eastern Shore, the university's beautiful campus is 30 minutes from the Atlantic beaches.

Location & Contact

Master's Program in Nursing

Salisbury University

1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21801-6837
United States

Dr. Lisa Seldomridge

Chair of Department of Nursing

Phone: 410-543-6413

Carmel Boger

Administrative Assistant for Graduate and Second Degree Nursing Program

Phone: 410-543-6420

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Nursing Master of Science (MS)
    • Health Care Leadership Master of Science (MS)
    • Nurse Educator Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 17
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? Yes
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


27% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 18
    • Accepted 5
    • Acceptance Rate 27
    • Enrolled 3
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $50
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline April 15th April 15th Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE, minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0, 2 letters of recommendation, resume, personal statement, current and active RN license, interview, and CPR certification, personal statement
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableFinancial Support for Part-time Students, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students19
    • Female Percentage100%
    • Male Percentage0%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students19
    • Part-time Percentage95%
    • Full-time Percentage5%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino0%
    • Black / African American32%
    • White / Caucasian68%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown0%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty5
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage80%
    • Male Percentage20%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchGeriatrics, dementia, adolescent health, domestic violence
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported




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