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  • Employment: 51,620
  • Hourly Mean Wage: $36.70
  • Annual Mean Wage: $76,330

The Mid-Atlantic state of Maryland is a great place to live and start a career in nursing. First of all, Maryland reports one of the highest average yearly salaries for nurses in the entire nation—beating out nearby states like New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Maryland also reported a lower rate of unemployment than the nation as a whole—in April 2010, Maryland's jobless rate was at 7.5 while the U.S. jobless rate hovered close to 10 percent. There's also a big demand for nurses here due to Maryland's persistent nursing shortage. In 2006, the vacancy rate for nursing positions here was a whopping 13 percent, according to the Maryland Hospital Association. This means qualified nurses will not remain unemployed for long in Maryland. And even better, in your off-time you can enjoy Maryland's lovely coastline along the Chesapeake Bay.

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Nurses are needed in Maryland's hospitals, outpatient clinics, doctor's offices, nursing homes and home health care agencies. The most highly sought-after nursing jobs in Maryland are concentrated in and around the major population centers, such as Baltimore, Columbia and Silver Spring. Some of the largest and best-known employers of registered nurses in Maryland include: Johns Hopkins Hospital & Health System Corp. (which is consistently ranked among the top hospitals in the U.S.), Adventist Healthcare, the Shore Health System/University of Maryland Medical System, and St. Agnes Health Care. Those who want to become nurses in Maryland can get information about state licensure through the Maryland Board of Nursing. The Maryland Nurses Association is the professional organization that represents the state's nurses, and it maintains a website where RNs here can search for recognized nursing schools, connect with one another, find continuing education opportunities, and keep up to date on policy issues relevant to Maryland's nurses.

School Name: Allegany College of Maryland

Address: 12401 Willowbrook Rd SE, Cumberland, Maryland 21502-2596

Contact: (301) 784-5000

Website: www.allegany.edu

Type of School: 2-year, Public

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1

School Name: American Career Institute

Address: 11141 Georgia Ave #418, Wheaton, Maryland 20902

Contact: (301) 933-4660

Website: aci-train.com

Type of School: < 2-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1

School Name: Anne Arundel Community College

Address: 101 College Pky, Arnold, Maryland 21012-1895

Contact: (410) 777-2222

Website: www.aacc.edu

Type of School: 2-year, Public

Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1

School Name: Baltimore City Community College

Address: 2901 Liberty Heights Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215-7893

Contact: (410) 462-8300

Website: www.bccc.edu

Type of School: 2-year, Public

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1

School Name: Bowie State University

Address: 14000 Jericho Park Rd, Bowie, Maryland 20715-9465

Contact: (301) 860-4000

Website: www.bowiestate.edu

Type of School: 4-year, Public

Programs Offered: Bachelor's degree;Postbaccalaureate certificate;Master's degree;Post-master's certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1

School Name: Carroll Community College

Address: 1601 Washington Rd, Westminster, Maryland 21157

Contact: (410) 386-8000

Website: www.carrollcc.edu

Type of School: 2-year, Public

Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1

School Name: Cecil College

Address: One Seahawk Drive, North East, Maryland 21901-1999

Contact: (410) 287-6060

Website: www.cecil.edu

Type of School: 2-year, Public

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1

School Name: Chesapeake College

Address: 1000 College Circle, Wye Mills, Maryland 21679-0008

Contact: (410) 822-5400

Website: www.chesapeake.edu

Type of School: 2-year, Public

Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1

School Name: College of Notre Dame of Maryland

Address: 4701 N Charles St, Baltimore, Maryland 21210-2476

Contact: (410) 435-0100

Website: www.ndm.edu

Type of School: 4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered: Bachelor's degree;Postbaccalaureate certificate;Master's degree;Post-master's certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 10 to 1

School Name: College of Southern Maryland

Address: 8730 Mitchell Rd, La Plata, Maryland 20646-0910

Contact: (301) 934-2251

Website: www.csmd.edu/

Type of School: 2-year, Public

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 20 to 1

School Name: Coppin State University

Address: 2500 West North Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21216-3698

Contact: (410) 951-3000

Website: www.coppin.edu

Type of School: 4-year, Public

Programs Offered: Bachelor's degree;Postbaccalaureate certificate;Master's degree;Post-master's certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1

School Name: Frederick Community College

Address: 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, Maryland 21702-2964

Contact: (301) 846-2400

Website: www.frederick.edu

Type of School: 2-year, Publi

Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1

School Name: Frostburg State University

Address: 101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, Maryland 21532-1099

Contact: (301) 687-4000

Website: www.frostburg.edu

Type of School: 4-year, Public

Programs Offered: Two but less than 4 years certificate;Bachelor's degree;Postbaccalaureate certificate;Master's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1

School Name: Hagerstown Community College

Address: 11400 Robinwood Dr, Hagerstown, Maryland 21742-6514

Contact: (301) 766-4422

Website: www.hagerstowncc.edu

Type of School: 2-year, Public

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 18 to 1

School Name: Harford Community College

Address: 401 Thomas Run Rd, Bel Air, Maryland 21015-1698

Contact: (443) 412-2000

Website: www.harford.edu

Type of School: 2-year, Public

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 21 to 1

School Name: Howard Community College

Address: 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, Maryland 21044-3197

Contact: (410) 772-4800

Website: www.howardcc.edu

Type of School: 2-year, Public

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree;Two but less than 4 years certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1

School Name: Johns Hopkins University

Address: 3400 N Charles St, Mason Hall, Baltimore, Maryland 21218-2688

Contact: (410) 516-8000

Website: www.jhu.edu

Type of School: 4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered: Two but less than 4 years certificate;Bachelor's degree;Postbaccalaureate certificate;Master's degree;Post-master's certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 11 to 1

School Name: Montgomery College

Address: 40 W. Gude Drive, Suite 220, Rockville, Maryland 20850

Contact: (240) 567-5000

Website: cms.montgomerycollege.edu

Type of School: 2-year, Public

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1

School Name: Morgan State University

Address: 1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, Maryland 21251-0001

Contact: (443) 885-3333

Website: www.morgan.edu

Type of School: 4-year, Public

Programs Offered: Bachelor's degree;Postbaccalaureate certificate;Master's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1

School Name: Prince George's Community College

Address: 301 Largo Rd, Largo, Maryland 20774-2199

Contact: (301) 336-6000

Website: WWW.PGCC.EDU

Type of School: 2-year, Public

Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 12 to 1

School Name: Salisbury University

Address: 1101 Camden Ave, Salisbury, Maryland 21801-6862

Contact: (410) 543-6000

Website: www.salisbury.edu

Type of School: 4-year, Public

Programs Offered: Bachelor's degree;Postbaccalaureate certificate;Master's degree;Post-master's certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1

School Name: Sojourner-Douglass College

Address: 500 N Caroline St, Baltimore, Maryland 21205-1898

Contact: (410) 276-0306

Website: www.sdc.edu

Type of School: 4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered: Bachelor's degree;Master's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 11 to 1

School Name: Stevenson University

Address: 1525 Greenspring Valley Rd, Stevenson, Maryland 21153-0641

Contact: (410) 486-7000

Website: www.stevenson.edu

Type of School: 4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered: Bachelor's degree;Master's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1

School Name: The Community College of Baltimore County

Address: 7201 Rossville Blvd., Baltimore, Maryland 21237

Contact: (443) 840-2999

Website: www.ccbcmd.edu

Type of School: 2-year, Public

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1

School Name: Towson University

Address: 8000 York Rd, Towson, Maryland 21252-0001

Contact: (410) 704-2000

Website: www.towson.edu

Type of School: 4-year, Public

Programs Offered: Bachelor's degree;Postbaccalaureate certificate;Master's degree;Post-master's certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1

School Name: University of Maryland-Baltimore

Address: 520 West Lombard Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201-1627

Contact: (410) 706-3100

Website: www.umaryland.edu

Type of School: 4-year, Public

Programs Offered: Bachelor's degree;Master's degree;Post-master's certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 10 to 1

School Name: University of Phoenix-Maryland Campus

Address: 8830 Stanford Blvd., Suite 100, Columbia, Maryland 21045-5423

Contact: (866) 332-1333

Website: www.phoenix.edu

Type of School: 4-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered: Bachelor's degree;Master's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 12 to 1

School Name: Washington Adventist University

Address: 7600 Flower Ave, Takoma Park, Maryland 20912

Contact: (301) 891-4000

Website: www.wau.edu

Type of School: 4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree;Two but less than 4 years certificate;Bachelor's degree;Master's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1

School Name: Wor-Wic Community College

Address: 32000 Campus Drive, Salisbury, Maryland 21804-7131

Contact: (410) 334-2800

Website: www.worwic.edu

Type of School: 2-year, Public

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 20 to 1

Source: http://www.bls.gov/oes/