Nurture Your Future at SU

Nursing Major

Nursing is a higher calling, and providing comfort and care to others is of tremendous importance to families, individuals and communities. In the nursing program at Salisbury University, you'll have countless opportunities for personal and professional growth. From joining our Student Nurses' Association that's nationally recognized for community services to providing patient care in South Africa or Ecuador, your Salisbury training and experience will make you extraordinary.

Why Choose Nursing at SU?

With an expert atmosphere, SU provides a special experience for its nursing students. Here are just four reasons why our program stands out:

  • Close interaction with faculty. For all direct care experiences, groups are typically no larger than eight students. This allows for personal attention and coaching while learning how to think like a nurse.
  • Expert faculty practice what they teach. All classroom teachers also supervise clinical practice. What is taught in the classroom is applied and reinforced in a clinical setting. This bridges the gap between the textbook and the real world.
  • Excellent clinical facilities. SU has clinical affiliations at a variety of hospitals, clinics, health departments and mental health care facilities. Among the hospitals is an award-winning regional trauma center.
  • An advisor in your field. All nursing students are assigned a nursing faculty member for academic advisement.

Our nursing graduates consistently have one of the highest five-year average NCLEX-RN pass rates in Maryland for baccalaureate programs at 92.28% (2009-present). Our accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education for the maximum period is further validation of the quality of our curriculum, faculty and resources.

What’s more, career options for SU graduates are virtually endless. There are opportunities for employment in hospitals, long-term care and rehabilitation centers, health departments, hospice and home care and in occupational health. Some of our nursing graduates are practicing in other areas, such as law, research, international health, pharmaceutical sales and even on cruise ships.

Tracks

The School of Nursing offers three tracks to a Bachelor of Science in nursing.

Admission Requirements

Compare the nursing program’s admission process for first bachelor’s degree students and see how it differs from the admission process for second bachelor’s degree students and for registered nurses pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing. 

Understand and meet all health and enrollment requirements before starting your first clinical course.

Careers

It takes both a kind and strong heart to succeed in nursing, but we provide the best environment to kickstart your career. Open to both traditional undergraduate students and RNs, the nursing program at Salisbury University could prepare you for a variety of positions, such as:

  • Geriatric Care Manager
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Mental Health Specialist
  • Neonatal Care Nurse
  • Nurse Researcher
  • Registered Nurse
  • School Nurse
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Meet Logan – Nursing Major

Learn how the nursing faculty prepared Logan for clinical settings and one-on-one work with patients.

Faculty with Real-World Experience

Our faculty engage in research and clinical practice, publishing their work in such prestigious journals as Journal of Nursing Education and Nurse Educator, and they practice at area hospitals and clinics. They also lend their expertise to national and regional health organizations and advisory boards.

We are very proud of our students for their continued success on the licensure examination. Outcomes like this are a testament to the academic rigor of the University’s nursing programs and the high-quality faculty who instruct and mentor students.
Jeffrey Willey, Ph.D. Nursing School Director

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