University of Maryland, Baltimore – Masters and PhD Program in Nursing Informatics

I am proud to have gone to school at the University of Maryland, Baltimore and obtain Masters in Nursing Informatics.  At the time I attended, the University o Maryland was the second school in the nation to offer a Masters in Nursing Informatics.

Masters in Nursing Informatics

The program is only offered to nurses with a BSN- hence the name Nursing Informatics.  Nurses with a BSN may apply to this program.    The curriculum includes nursing core courses, management, informatics, and electives.

This program opens doors to many graduates as the professors are the top in the field of informatics.  Many of the professors are published and shares their love of informatics.

Doctor of Philosophy

In addition to the Masters in Nursing Informatics, a doctoral degree in nursing informatics is also offered.  Here are the reasons to choose the PhD program at the University of Maryland:

  • Highly accomplished, diverse faculty with broad practice and research interests
  • Ranked 21st among nursing programs receiving research funding from the National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health
  • First PhD nursing program in Maryland
  • Students carefully chosen to complement faculty mentors
  • Full- and part-time programs available
  • Scholarships and fellowships available
  • Graduates hold key leadership positions in academia, research, and administration
  • Location in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. region allows unique research opportunities

There are two tracks in the PhD program:  Post-master’s and BSN to PhD.

Here are the requirements for admission (Post-master’s):

  • A master’s degree with a major in nursing from an accredited nursing program, a Master’s in Public Health, or an equivalent degree from a comparable foreign institution
  • A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 or a 4.0 scale for all previous coursework (baccalaureate, master’s, and any subsequent coursework)
  • Statement of goals or objectives
  • Professional vitae or current resume
  • Evidence of personal and professional qualifications from three professionals familiar with applicant’s ability, work experience, contributions to nursing, and potential to succeed in the PhD program
  • Verification of an active licensure for the practice of nursing in at least one state in the U.S. or in a foreign country
  • Official scores on the aptitude portion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).  Test must have been taken within five years of application date. Minimum score of 1,000 (verbal and quantitative combined)

Below are the requirements for the BSN to PhD:

  • Must be currently enrolled in UMSON’s master’s program
  • Baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing from a regionally-accredited college or university, or an equivalent degree from a comparable foreign institution
  • A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 or a 4.0 scale for all previous coursework
  • Statement of goals or objectives
  • Professional vitae or current resume
  • Evidence of personal and professional qualifications from three professionals familiar with applicant’s ability, work experience, contributions to nursing, and potential to succeed in the PhD program
  • Verification of an active licensure for the practice of nursing in at least one state in the U.S. or in a foreign country
  • Official scores on the aptitude portion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Test must have been taken within five years of application date.  Minimum score of 1,000 (verbal and quantitative combined)

 

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