School of Health Professions -- Nursing
 
 
 

Program Overview

  1. Day Program
  2. Evening/Weekend
  3. Online/Hybrid
  4. LPN to RN Bridge
  5. Paramedic to RN Bridge
  6. Practical Nursing

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 March 15 and September 15. Approximately 56 to 64 students are accepted at each campus for both spring and fall.

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Evening/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 deadline is March 15. 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 March 15. 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 January 15th. 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 1st. 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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