Nursing

What is Nursing?

Nurses are advocates and health educators for patients, families, and communities. When providing direct patient care, they observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress; assist physicians during treatments and examinations; administer medications; and assist in convalescence and rehabilitation. For a more detailed description of nursing opportunities and median income in 2016 please see the Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook:http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm.

How do I become a nurse?

There are multiple pathways to become a nurse, and multiple levels of nursing credentials. The University of Maryland College Park has a guaranteed pathway program in partnership with the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore. See below for more information about the Guaranteed Admission Pathway, as well as other pathways to nursing. 


UMCP/UMSON Guaranteed Admission Pathway

Click above for information about the pathway for students attending the University of Maryland, College Park, with the intent to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

Other Nursing Pathways

Click above for information about other pathways toward a degree in Nursing.

NOTE: Pre-Nursing is not a degree-granting program at the University of Maryland College Park. Admission to professional schools is competitive and is not guaranteed by University of Maryland College Park. Admission requirements vary depending upon the institution and prerequisites are subject to change - contact programs for most current requirements. 

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