Program Overview

Frostburg’s M.S.N. program, in which coursework is delivered completely online, offers two tracks, Nursing Administration and Nursing Education. Prospective students would be registered nurses who have earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing. The nursing education component is designed to serve students who wish to become faculty at nursing schools or educators in patient, staff or community settings. The nursing administration track is designed to prepare nurses for management and leadership roles in nursing homes, hospital nursing departments or other clinical settings. Graduates in this track would also be qualified to teach with an administrative specialty. The program, which can be taken part time, is designed to be flexible for the needs of working professionals. All coursework is online, with face-to-face practicums arranged in the student’s home community. Students entering FSU’s R.N. to B.S.N. program also have the option of a combined B.S.N.-M.S.N. program, which will require six fewer credits than would be required if the programs were taken separately.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


    Must hold a current, unrestricted U.S. RN License. Hold the degree of B.S. in Nursing from a nursing program accredited by CCNE or ACEN, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in the B.S. in Nursing. Completion of 3 credits of undergraduate statistics. Current resume. Three letters of reference. Essay.


    Due to the clinical component of this program and varying state regulations, at this time Frostburg State can only to accept students planning on completing their clinical hours in the following states: MD, PA, WV, VA, OH, & AZ.

    School Overview

    With 20 departments in the arts, humanities, natural and social sciences, and technology, Frostburg State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers a broad range of undergraduate and master’s degree programs. Frostburg is committed to providing students with hands-on, experiential learning for “real-life” experiences, including undergraduate research with faculty mentors, study abroad, and creative performance and production. Our curriculum responds to emerging societal needs and includes interdisciplinary offerings in areas such as ethnobotany, international studies and sustainability. Classes and experiential opportunities are offered in sophisticated, well-equipped facilities, including the new Center for Communications and Information Technology, the Compton Science Center and the Performing Arts Center. FSU offers applied master’s degrees in nursing (online, serving those nurses interested in becoming faculty or pursuing positions in health care administration), computer science, counseling psychology and biology (Wildlife/Fisheries and Applied Ecology and Conservation Biology), all meeting the latest standards of their fields. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ mission is implemented through a diverse, recognized and credentialed faculty committed to excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship and creative artistic production.


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