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Catalog 2012-2013 
Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, AS

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No. of Credits: 70
Contact: L. Polk, Chair, Health Sciences Division; K. Russell, Program Coordinator

The associate degree nurse (ADN-RN) is prepared to use the nursing process to provide nursing care that promotes the achievement of optimal health outcomes. Students learn the principles and practices of nursing through independent and Web-enhanced study, lectures, demonstrations, and skill practice in the nursing lab. They participate in clinical practica off campus in a variety of healthcare settings under the supervision of nursing instructors. Program graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Employment opportunities exist in acute care, long term care and a variety of community-based healthcare agencies. The Associate Degree Nursing program is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. Accreditation information regarding the nursing program may be obtained from the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission, 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000.

This is a competitive admission program. Admission and progression in this program requires that a grade of “C” or better be earned in all coursework.  The minimum grade of “C” in nursing courses that have letter grades is 75%.

This program has been designated as a Health Manpower Shortage program. For more information, contact the Admissions Department.

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 52.

Career Opportunities

registered nurse

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Transfer Options

This program of study is part of an articulated partnership with Stevenson University. Students successfully meeting the requirements of this associate’s program and Stevenson University’s admission criteria can transfer the necessary credits to Stevenson University and complete their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. Developmental and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Students should consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor for individual program planning.

Mathematics (3 credits)


Arts/humanities (6 credits)


  • See Gen Ed  Listing (taken from two different disciplines)


+ Students do not need to be admitted to the nursing program to take these courses. They are available to anyone in the college community.

++ Admission to the Nursing Program is required before taking these courses.


* Courses requiring a prerequisite

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

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