University of Maryland-Baltimore Reviews
At the time I studied nursing, University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) was one of the top baccalaureate programs in the country according to the National League of Nurses. I moved from Pennsylvania to Maryland and relocated to attend school. I even waited a year, as I was accepted, but the class was full until the following year. University of Maryland School of Nursing prepared me well. I ventured into critical care with ease. At that time, I was employed by Johns Hopkins Hospital. They had an eight week orientation program for critical care that was pass or fail. I passed orientation, which allowed me to start intensive care nursing in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. That was the start of my critical care career, that lasted 20 years. University of Maryland School of Nursing prepared me to move onto and work in one of the best institutions in the world. I am proud to say University of Maryland School of Nursing is still at the forefront of nursing education. Clinical simulation labs are state of the art in areas of hospital, critical care, operating room, pediatrics, maternity, home care and health assessment settings. The program prepared me well for the demands of my career. Currently, I returned for a graduate program in nursing informatics, and it still remains one of the best programs in the country. I feel fortunate to be a part of its legacy as University of Maryland School of Nursing was founded in 1889 by Louisa Parsons, a graduate of the Nightingale Fund School at St. Thomas' Hospital in London.
It is a very large campus with students from all backgrounds. This school, due to its size is easy to lose yourself in and those from smaller towns or with retiring personalities may do just that. UMD is a party school, so if you like to party this may be the school for you. As to academics they have many wonderful educators available in many and diverse subjects on campus. As Maryland is a Southern State the weather is more moderate than severe, and usually quite enjoyable.
It is a big school, and you get what you make of it. It's easy to sit in the back of the lecture hall and never participate. I'm sure there are opportunities to take small class and engage with professors, should you choose to.
I loved the school and the teachers. The only thing lacking was organization in the administrative side. There were always issues with registering for classes or anything that involved paper (which I don't know why everything isn't automated in 2014). It's a manageable hurdle, but definitely requires a lot of active follow up on the part of the student.
I attended while I was in the U.S. Navy and they made it simple to complete my couse credits when I was home and abroad with their distance learning program.
No. It wasn't required for me start a business or grow it over time. You can pay subject matter experts for anything you need as you progress your business plan.
Follow your passion and pick a general degree if you have your not sure what career correlates what you are truly happy doing. Once you find it then, focus on it and invest in your self first.