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Nursing

The Nursing Program at CCBC is the premier, learning-centered, Associate Degree Nursing Program in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area.

The mission of the Nursing Program at CCBC is to prepare a registered nurse generalist who demonstrates clinical and professional excellence while practicing nursing in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area.

The nursing graduate is educated in a learning-centered environment, which is committed to optimal use of available resources and emphasizes the diversity of the surrounding community. Additionally, graduates are prepared to enter the health care workforce and are eligible for licensure as a registered nurse. Congruent with the CCBC mission, a commitment to lifelong learning and educational mobility is fostered through the curriculum.

Program Overview

Associate to Bachelor’s (ATB) Nursing Degree

The Associate to Bachelor’s (ATB) Nursing Degree option provides a dual enrollment opportunity to students accepted into the CCBC Nursing Program. The ATB option helps students achieve a baccalaureate degree in nursing in a cost effective, time-saving manner. Designed for qualified Associate Degree Nursing Students, the option provides an opportunity to begin coursework for the B.S. degree in nursing at one of 4 participating universities while enrolled in the CCBC A.S. Degree Nursing Program. Students can complete the B.S. degree in nursing in approximately two to three additional terms following completion of the A.S. degree. Separate applications are required for each selected university partner. Additional qualifications and admission requirements are outlined in the ATB admission packet.

Day program

The day program is available at both the Catonsville and Essex campuses and admission occurs for both fall and spring every year. The traditional day-time nursing program courses are generally offered as two days of in-class work and skills practice plus two days at a clinical site per week. In addition, students are also expected to devote time to group work, computer labs, and preparation for clinical days. The day-time program operates on a regular 15-week semester schedule. The application deadlines are January 31 and August 31. Approximately 56 to 64 students are accepted at each campus for both spring and fall.
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Evening and weekend

The evening/weekend RN program is designed for students who are unable to attend the traditional day time classes. Students come to campus a minimum of 3 days per week. The evening/weekend program is offered only at the Essex campus, and admission occurs only in the fall semester. The application deadlines are January 31 and August 31. Approximately 40 students are accepted each fall.
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Online / hybrid

The online hybrid RN program is offered only on the Catonsville campus and admission occurs in the fall semester. Applications for admission are due by January 31 and August 31. The didactic portion of the program is provided online through independent learning modules. Students must attend weekly seminar/laboratory sessions as well as attend weekly clinical experiences.
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LPN to RN bridge

The LPN to RN Transition program, or the LPN Bridge program, is designed as a pathway for licensed practical nurses to bridge into the registered nurse program. Applicants must have a valid Maryland LPN license. Students complete prerequisite courses and apply for admission by May 31. The Transition course is provided on the Dundalk campus and offered each fall. Upon successful completion of the Transition course, students articulate into the third semester of the RN program. The RN program is conducted on the Catonsville and Essex campuses.
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Paramedic to RN bridge

The Paramedic to RN Bridge Program is designed as a pathway for paramedics to bridge into the registered nurse program. Applicants must have worked a minimum of 2 years as a paramedic and have a valid Maryland EMT-P certification. Students complete all 33 credits of the prerequisites and apply for admission by March 1. The Bridge course begins in late May/early June and is provided in an online/in-class hybrid format on the Catonsville campus. Upon successful completion, students articulate into the third semester of the RN program on the Catonsville campus.
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Practical nursing

The Practical Nursing (LPN) program is a twelve-month, three semester, 46 credit certificate program comprised of 12 courses designed to provide theoretical and clinical study in nursing that will enable students to assist other health care professionals, such as registered nurses and physicians, and work as members of a health care team. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN). The Practical Nursing program is offered only at the Dundalk campus. Applications are due April 15 for fall admission. Approximately 40 students are accepted into this program each year.
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