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The Nursing Program at HCC is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing and Accredited by the Acccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Accelerated Nursing

Traditional Nursing
Licensed Practical Nursing
LPN Pathway Sequence
Renew

Accelerated Nursing
This is a competitive admission accelerated program designed to prepare a person to become a registered nurse. The program requires continuous study to complete all required clinical course work within fourteen (14) months. It is both a career and a transfer program. Graduates are eligible for direct transfer to selected baccalaureate nursing programs in Maryland (BSN). Learning occurs through classroom experience, simulated laboratory activities, and clinical assignments in a variety of health care settings. Graduates who successfully complete the courses of this program and receive a passing score on the exit examination are eligible to be considered by he Maryland Board of Nursing to write the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nurse licensure. By law, the Maryland Board of Nursing may deny admission to sit for licensure for a variety of reasons. These include conviction of a misdemeanor or felony, if the offense bears directly on the fitness of the person to practice nursing.

The clinical component of the Accelerated RN Program begins during the summer and lasts 14 months.  This is a full-time daytime only program that requires a significant time commitment.

Beginning with the 2010 clinical year, applicants to the clinical portion of the Accelerated RN, Traditional RN, and LPN programs must successfully complete the Evolve Clinical Nursing Admission Assessment (A2) in order to qualify for admission.  This requirement is in addition to GPA and prerequisite course requirements.  Special information sessions will be held throughout the year. For a complete checklist of required steps to apply for the Accelerated program, please click here.

Traditional Nursing
This program is designed to prepare a person to become a registered nurse. It is both a career and transfer program. Graduates are eligible for direct transfer to selected baccalaureate nursing programs in Maryland (BSN). Learning occurs through classroom experience, simulated laboratory activities and clinical assignments in a variety of health care settings. Graduates who successfully complete the courses of this program and receive a passing score on the exit examination are eligible to be considered by the Maryland Board of Nursing to write the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nurse licensure. By law, the Maryland Board of Nursing may deny admission to sit for licensure for a variety of reasons. These include conviction of a misdemeanor or felony, if the offense bears directly on the fitness of the person to practice nursing.

The clinical component of the Traditional RN program begins in the fall (day and evening/weekend options) and the spring (day only) semesters, and lasts for two years.  Applications are accepted for the fall and spring semester. Once you have submitted your application as either day or evening/weekend option you may not change.

Beginning with the 2010 clinical year, applicants to the clinical portion of the Accelerated RN, Traditional RN, and LPN programs must successfully complete the Evolve Clinical Nursing Admission Assessment (A2) in order to qualify for admission.  This requirement is in addition to GPA and prerequisite course requirements.  Special information sessions will be held throughout the year.

Licensed Practical Nursing
This certificate program is a curriculum option within the Nursing Education Program available for persons interested in becoming a licensed practical nurse. Students learn through lectures, individualized study, and practice in a nursing skills laboratory. With the guidance and supervision of nursing instructors, students provide patient care in a variety of health care settings. The coursework overlaps the registered nurse (associate in arts degree nursing program) curriculum to ensure a theory-based practitioner and to facilitate educational mobility with the nursing career field. Graduates who successfully complete the courses of this program and receive a passing score on the exit examination are eligible to be considered by the Maryland Board of Nursing to write the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) for Practical Nurse licensure. By law, Maryland Board of Nursing may deny admission to sit for licensure for a variety of reasons. These include conviction of a misdemeanor or felony, if the offense bears directly on the fitness of the person to practice nursing.

The clinical component of the LPN program begins in the fall semester for both the day and evening/weekend options, and lasts 11 months. Once you have submitted your application as either day or evening/weekend option you may not change.

Beginning with the 2010 clinical year, applicants to the clinical portion of the Accelerated RN, Traditional RN, and LPN programs must successfully complete the Evolve Clinical Nursing Admission Assessment (A2) in order to qualify for admission.  This requirement is in addition to GPA and prerequisite course requirements.  Special information sessions will be held throughout the year.

LPN Pathway Sequence
The LPN Pathway Sequence is an option for advanced standing in the Associate of Arts Degree program in nursing for those licensed practical nurses who meet specified criteria. Most general education coursework must be completed prior to entry into a transition course (NURS 103). Students apply to participate in learning activities in the day or evening/weekend sections of the program. Graduates who successfully complete the courses of this program and receive a passing score on the exit examination are eligible to be considered by the Maryland Board of Nursing to write the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nurse licensure. By law, the Maryland Board of Nursing may deny admission to sit for licensure for a variety of reasons. These include conviction of a misdemeanor or felony, if the offense bears directly on the fitness of the person to practice nursing.

Beginning with the Spring 2010 semester, admission to the transitional nursing course in the Pathways program (NURS 103) will be available in Spring, Summer, and Fall.  Please see an academic advisor to determine your semester of eligibility.

Applicants must receive a passing score on the LPN Pathway Entrance Exam. For a complete checklist of required steps to apply for the LPN Pathway program, please click here.

RENEW
Register at HCC
Earn while you learn on a
Nursing career ladder (CNA to LPN to RN)
Education
Work your way to a new future

RENEW is a scholarship program providing low and moderate-income individuals with a health care career ladder. It provides support for students from two different backgrounds:

  • Non-Certified Nursing Assistants (non-CNAs)- The program combines theory and clinical practice leading to a certificate of completion as a certified nursing/geriatric assistant (CNA/GNA) along with the preparation needed for admission into HCC's Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program.

    Or
  • Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs)- Students currently licensed as CNA/GNAs may begin immediate preparation for HCC's LPN Program by starting credit and/or developmental courses.

For more information on this program, contact Genie Wessel, Project Coordinator, at 443-518-4438 or visit the website at RENEW