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 2010 please see the Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook:http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm.

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 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. 

Other Nursing Resources: 

Nursing.org: http://www.nursing.org

Explore Health Careers: http://explorehealthcareers.org/
Discover Nursing:  www.discovernursing.com/
American Association of Colleges of Nursing * Phone (202) 463-6930 * Website: www.aacn.nche.edu
American Association of Nurse Practitioners * Phone (521) 442-4262 * Website: www.aanp.org