24 months
760 USD/credit 11400 USD/year
760 USD/credit 11400 USD/year
420 USD/credit 6300 USD/year
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The School of Nursing at Salisbury University provides a rigorous, science-based Nursing program from Salisbury University to prepare graduates with advanced skills who wish to become nurse educators or move into leadership/management positions.


What Can I Do With This Degree?

Graduates of SU nursing programs have excellent employment prospects. The demand for professional nurses is critical due to a nationwide shortage. With registered nurse licensure, there are opportunities for employment in:

  • Acute care hospitals
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Public health departments
  • Hospices
  • Industrial and occupational health, research and health promotion organizations
  • More specialized settings such as school health, law, pharmaceuticals, sales and marketing

Why Choose the M.S.N. at SU?

The Nursing program from Salisbury University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The program is also approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). These stamps of approval are a validation of the quality of the curriculum, faculty and resources of SU’s School of Nursing.

In addition to its accreditation, SU’s program has the following advantages for its students:

  • Hands-on experience and exposure. Graduate nursing students at SU have enjoyed success in publishing their evidence-based practice, capstone and internship projects in Journal for Nurse Practitioners, Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, Computers in Nursing, Journal of Emergency Nursing, Journal of Case Management and Nurse Educator.
  • Expert, dedicated faculty. The faculty practice as well as teach scholarship in nursing, publishing in such prestigious journals as Journal of Nursing Education, Western Journal of Nursing Research, Holistic Nursing Practice, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Professional Nursing and Nurse Educator. Close student-faculty working relationships are fostered through a highly interactive learning environment.
  • Outreach opportunities. The school reaches beyond the campus, participating in community service projects such as the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. The faculty lend their expertise to community health organizations and advisory boards such as the Alzheimer’s Association of the Eastern Shore, Coastal Hospice, Planned Parenthood, Chesapeake Bay Girl Scout Council and Delaware and Maryland Boards of Nursing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Nursing Care of Adults 
  • Professional Nursing Practice
  • Health Assessment
  • Life and Death Issues in Health Care: The Ethical Perspective
  • Research Methods in Nursing
  • Nursing Care of Children and Adolescents: A Family Centered Approach
  • Care of Children and Adolescents Clinical
  • Maternal Newborn Nursing: A Family Centered Approach
  • Psychiatric-mental Health
  • Readings in Health Care

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • B.S. in nursing from a nationally accredited program with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (except eligible RN-to- M.S.N. students)
  • Current and unencumbered United States Registered Nursing (RN) license
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • One-two page statement describing academic and professional goals
  • Two academic or professional references/letters of recommendation
  • Residency/Domicile Information form (for those students applying for in-state tuition)
  • Fulfillment of University requirements for international students as outlined in the catalog
  • Completion of an interview by the Graduate Program director or members of the Graduate Program Committee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 760 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    11400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 760 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    6300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 420 USD per credit during 24 months.

Non-Residents (Regional Hagerstown) $505

Living costs for Salisbury

1300 - 2201 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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