Master of Science in Nursing

Engage in higher-level practice and leadership in a variety of settings.

The M.S. in Nursing at Frostburg State University provides a pathway to success for registered nurses to assume leadership positions, manage complex clinical care, and prepare graduates to assume responsibility and accountability for health promotion of citizens within the community and across the nation.

The goal is for these students to remain in their communities, providing a higher level of care that is so desperately needed. The special needs of rural health populations are a focus woven through the tapestry of both concentrations, but you need not live and/or work in a rural area to apply to the program.

 

You Have Options

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Master of Science in Nursing program at Frostburg State provides several options for meeting your individual needs. Choose a traditional Master's degree track or join the nurse practitioner program.

Traditional MSN Tracks

Designed for registered nurses (RNs) interested in teaching or leadership positions.

Nurse Practitioner Program

Designed for experienced registered nurses (RNs) who live and work in medically underserved areas.

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (Blended)
    • Advance both your career and education.
    • Ensure a sustainable future for health care in underserved communities.
    • Based on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing
    • Aligns with the National Task Force on Quality Nurse Practitioner Education and The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Competencies.

    Get more information about the FNP program

  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Blended)
    • Advance both your career and education.
    • Ensure a sustainable future for health care in underserved communities.
    • Based on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing
    • Aligns with the National Task Force on Quality Nurse Practitioner Education and The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Competencies.

    Get more information about the PMHNP program

 


Beyond the Classroom

In addition to coursework, you'll have a variety of ways to build your skill set and resume:

  • Connect with dedicated faculty based in and outside of Maryland, each with years of clinical experience and the know-how to guide you through your virtual and hands-on education.

Facilities

Our nursing program provides access to modern facilities and models giving you hands-on experience. In addition, our newest academic building, the Education and Health Sciences Center, is scheduled to open in fall 2022. This new building will provide technologically based classrooms and state-of-the-art learning environments.

nursing simulation lab
nursing student caring for simulated infant
education and health science building render

 


Career Outlook for Professional Healthcare Practitioners

The healthcare sector is booming, with almost 440,000 new jobs for registered nurses expected between 2014 and 2024, due largely to an aging population and health insurance reform. More RNs and other nursing professionals will be needed in a variety of work environments, including residential facilities, hospitals, home treatment programs and outpatient centers. Beyond possessing a highly in-demand skill set, those with work experience and a bachelor’s degree should enjoy significantly increased job prospects. For more information, check out the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ pages on Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and other Healthcare Occupations.

Contact Admissions

FSU Graduate Services
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303
phone icon 301-687-7053
email icon gradservices@frostburg.edu

FSU Codes
SAT: 5402   ACT: 1714   FAFSA: 002072

Department of Nursing

Roxanne Weighley
Department of Nursing
Program Management Specialist
phone icon 301-687-3415
email icon nursing@frostburg.edu