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Master of Science in Nursing

Program Details

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.


  • 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

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


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.

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