RN | Practical Nursing
RN Program, Day
RN Program, Evening-Weekend
This program is designed to prepare students to enter the nursing profession as registered nurses. The curriculum provides theoretical and clinical laboratory study in nursing that will enable students to learn to work as members of a health care team.
The program is accredited by the Maryland Board of Nursing and by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006, 1-800-669-1656.
The day program is offered on the Catonsville and Essex Campuses. The evening-weekend Nursing Program is offered on the Essex Campus. All classes and clinical experiences in the evening weekend program are evenings and weekends.
As a result of articulation agreements, graduates who choose to continue their education in a baccalaureate program in nursing (B.S.N.) may do so with no repetition of course work. Credits for both nursing and general education courses may be transferred to B.S.N. programs offered at state colleges and universities and some private institutions.
Students who are interested in earning a baccalaureate degree in nursing should consult an academic advisor or counselor in the Counseling Center and a counselor from the four-year institution of their choice to determine the best course sequence.
Admission to this program is a separate process from admission to the college. Admission to the School of Health Professions programs is competitive, selective, and based on established criteria. Information about admissions processes for the programs in the School of Health Professions and the Selective Admissions Application form are available in the Office of Selective Admissions in Room J-101 on the Essex Campus or by calling 443-840-1112. This information is also available in the Admissions or Records and Registration office on each campus.
School of Health Professions Policies: Students in the School of Health Professions are expected to conduct themselves according to an honor code, exhibit professional behavior, communicate effectively in English. Students will be required to provide documentation of health insurance and titres/immunizations, CPR certifications, physical examination, and PPD/chest x-ray. All students will be criminal background checked and may be required to submit to random drug testing.
Advanced Placement Options
Advanced Placement options are available for transfer students in good standing from a state-approved diploma, baccalaureate, or other A.D. nursing programs. Transfer students are accepted on an individual basis after appropriate placement or challenge examinations.
Advanced Placement options also are available for LPNs and paramedics. For more information concerning Advanced Placement, contact the Nursing office at CCBC Catonsville: 410-455-4570 or CCBC Essex: 443-840-1433.
Upon successful completion of the Associate of Science degree in Nursing, the graduate applies to take the National Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN). Permission to take the NCLEX-RN examination is established by law and granted by the Maryland Board of Nursing. The Board may deny a graduate this permission for a variety of reasons. This includes:
8-6A-10 (a)4 Is convicted of or pleads guilty or nolo contendere to a felony or to a crime involving moral turpitude, whether or not any appeal or other proceeding is pending to have the conviction or plea set aside.
[Nurse Practice Act, Annotated Code of Maryland, January 2006]