The Department of Nursing offers the Entry-Level Master of Science (ELMS) in Nursing. This is a new program being offered in Fall 2022 for students with a non-nursing bachelor's degree.
Nursing is the foundation of the U.S. health care workforce. Today, there is a shortage of nurses in Maryland and nationwide, and many adults are considering a career shift to nursing. The new entry-level Master of Science (ELMS) program at Towson University offers students the opportunity to move seamlessly into graduate nursing education without first seeking a second bachelor's degree. Graduates will receive a master’s degree in nursing and be prepared to sit for the NCLEX-RN© examination following successful completion of the program and graduation.
Through this unique and cutting-edge program, students will receive a high-quality, affordable graduate education that prepares them as advanced generalist nurses. Advanced generalist nurses possess foundational clinical knowledge and skills as well as specialized advanced knowledge in quality and safety, evidence-based practice, and population-based health. This program will uniquely qualify graduates to to apply these principles to support and lead unit-based healthcare quality and safety initiatives and to effectively interface with other members of a healthcare team to promote safe, high quality care to populations across the lifespan.
The graduate of the ELMS program will be able to: