About this course
The Master of Science in Nursing program prepares professional nurses for advanced practice roles and for doctoral study. Graduate education provides the student with opportunities to develop expertise and specialized knowledge in the care of clients and populations. The graduate curriculum incorporates evidence-based practice that enables nurses to participate in health policy development, research, health promotion, and management, with emphasis on diverse and vulnerable populations.
We believe that the advanced practice nursing roles are integral to meeting the current and future health needs of society. With over 600 hours of clinical practice, family nurse practitioner, and nurse educator graduates are eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center national certification examination. After two years of full-time faculty experience, nursing education graduates are eligible to take the National League for Nursing examination.
- All candidates must have previously earned an undergraduate nursing degree from a nationally accredited university.
- Students must have a minimum of one year of professional nursing experience prior to admission to role courses.
- All candidates must have a cumulative GPA 2.75 or higher.
- All candidates must possess current RN licensure in the State of Maryland.
- Applicants must be granted general admission via the Bowie State University (BSU) Graduate School.