Master of Science (Nursing)
The Department of Nursing at Salisbury University provides a
rigorous, science-based program to prepare graduates with
advanced skills who wish to become nurse educators or move into
Taught by distinguished full-time faculty who practice what they
teach, most classes are
offered in the evenings, using a combination of distance
accessible and face-to-face meetings. Close student-faculty
working relationships are fostered through a highly interactive
learning environment. Faculty advisors assist each student with
designing a personalized progression plan, incorporating
learning experiences that are consistent with student interests
and learning goals.
Full-time students can earn their degree in approximately two
years, and part-time study options are available as well.
Graduates of Salisbury University’s Master’s program are
in demand and valued for their expertise and professional
contributions. Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate
Nursing Education, SU is proud to have educated many of the
nursing leaders of the mid-Atlantic region, and maintains
professional relationships with our nursing alumni.
Core Graduate Nursing Courses:
All graduate nursing students must complete a core of courses
that prepares them for evidence-based advanced nursing practice.
Core courses include epidemiology, qualitative and quantitative
research, applied statistics, and completion of a
Nurse Educator (NE) Option
The NE track prepares graduate nurses to become educators in
colleges, universities and other health care settings. In
addition to the core courses, students in this track take
advanced pathophysiology, advanced health assessment,
pharmacotherapeutics, college teaching, technology use in health
care education, and a clinical nurse educator practicum.
Graduates of this track are eligible to take
the National League for Nursing (NLN) Certified Nurse Educator
Health Care Leadership Option
(offered only when a
group of 10 students have been admitted).
Curriculum under revision; please check back with us later.
RN to Master’s Option
Designed for eligible RN students who do not have a bachelor’s
degree, and wish to pursue a Master’s degree directly from an
Associate’s Degree in Nursing. Students in this streamlined
option are eligible to apply for the Nurse Educator or
Health Care Leadership option (if available) after completing the required
baccalaureate credits. For more information visit
Admission to the Master’s program requires acceptance to the
University for graduate study, as well as acceptance into the
Master of Science (Nursing) Program. Admission to the program is
a competitive process, and the following required items will be
considered individually as the final applicant selections are
All M.S. degree applicants will be interviewed by the Graduate
Program Director, Department Chair, or members of the Graduate
Program Committee. Clinical experience is not required but
students are encouraged to work in professional nursing roles
during summers and semester breaks.
After acceptance into the nursing program and prior to beginning
any courses, students must:
Department of Nursing health requirements.
Provide evidence of current CPR certification, and evidence
of current RN license in Maryland or state where you are
Provide a 2x2" passport photo for their permanent department
Graduate Nursing Curriculum Guides:
Course Offering Rotation:
Application Materials for Master's Program:
We are no longer accepting
applications for the Master's FNP track, but are
accepting applications for the Post-BS-DNP Program