Nursing Education Concentration

The nursing profession consistently ranks as one of the nation’s most respected fields. As a practicing nurse or educator, your work can truly make a difference in the lives of others. Whether you are on the hospital floor or leading a classroom, nursing is a rewarding, dynamic and challenging career.

Towson’s nursing degree prepares you to assume key roles in delivering health care to individuals and families within a community-based nursing practice. Unlike other master’s programs that prepare nurse practitioners to take on many of the roles traditionally performed by medical doctors or clinical nurse specialists, community-based nurses help patients navigate the complexities of the health care system. They serve as case managers, coordinating patient care and medications from different specialists. Case managers see the whole picture rather than the limited perspective of a specialty area.

The master’s program is designed for students who hold bachelor’s degrees in nursing and registered or eligible for registration in the state of Maryland. The program serves the needs of both part-time and full-time students. For part-time students, courses are offered on weekday evenings to allow professionals to balance the demands of work and school. A full-time all-day cohort plan of study is available. All courses are offered in the “hybrid” model, meaning that students attend classes in a traditional format with face-to-face teacher-student interaction one week followed the next week by an on-line assignment.