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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 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 Nursing ATB option provides a dual enrollment opportunity to students accepted into the CCBC Nursing Program. Qualified Associate Degree Nursing Students will be able 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 2 — 3 additional terms following completion of the A.S. degree.

Separate applications are required for each selected university partner.

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CCBC/University of MD Partnership - Dual Admission Option

The CCBC/University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) partnership provides a dual admission opportunity for qualified nursing students who may apply to the option any time after successful completion of the first term of the CCBC Nursing Program. Admission guarantees matriculation to the UMSON’s RN to BSN Program upon completion of the CCBC A.S. Degree Nursing Program provided the student maintains at least a 3.0 GPA. Accepted students may choose to take some selected UMSON BSN courses free of tuition cost as a “special student” while in the CCBC Nursing Program. Time to complete the BSN varies based on when a student begins coursework and whether the A.S. degree graduate pursues full or part-time study at UMSON.

Current CCBC Nursing Students are required to meet with their CCBC campus ATB Coordinator to determine eligibility for this option before they may apply.

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Attend an ATB Nursing Information Session to learn more and meet with CCBC's University Partners.

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 deadline is January 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 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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RN for Emergency Medical Service & Military Personnel

The Registered Nursing for Emergency Medical Service & Military Personnel is designed as a pathway for EMS and Military Service-members to join the registered nurse program. Applicants must show that they are current EMT or higher or that they have served in the US Military. Students complete all 70 credits of the coursework and clinical hours to qualify for the Associate Degree in Nursing. This cohort admits into either the day, blended or evening/weekend options of the RN program on either the Catonsville or Essex campuses. The application is available twice a year for both a fall and a spring start. Applicants may only select one RN option for admission consideration.

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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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Accreditation

The Associate Degree Nursing - Registered Nursing Program at the Community College of Baltimore County is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326; 404.975.5000, www.acenursing.org.

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