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hcc catalogue '11-'12

Health Sciences - Programs of Study

Nursing–Licensed Practical Nursing
Certificate (Career) 
Application Code 111
For curriculum information, contact the Health Sciences Division— Room HS-236—443-518-1560.
This certificate is a curriculum track within the Nurse Education Program 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 graduate functions as a member of a health care team and provides care to patients with commonly occurring health problems. The coursework overlaps the registered nurse (associ­ate of arts degree in nursing) curriculum to ensure a theory-based practitioner and to facilitate educational mobility within the nursing career field. The certificate is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing, 4140 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215, 410-764-5124, and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000. Graduates who successfully complete the courses of this certificate are eligible to be considered by the Maryland Board of Nursing to write the National Council Licensing Examination for Practical 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.
ENGL-121College Composition3
PSYC-101General Psychology3
BIOL-107*Fundamentals of Microbiology4
MATH-105 or higher**Drug Calculations1-4
PSYC-200Life Span Development3
BIOL-203*Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL-204Anatomy and Physiology II4
NURS-122Foundations of Nursing Practice8
NURS-134 Family Centered Nursing I4
NURS-135Medical-Surgical Nursing I4
NURS-140Advanced Concepts in Practical Nursing5
Admission to the Practical Nursing Certificate track in the Nursing program is based upon successful completion of required prerequisite courses. BIOL-107 and BIOL-203 must be completed with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Contact the office of Admissions and Advising to register for an information session regarding the Practical Nursing Certificate track.

A grade of “C” or better is required in nursing, mathematics, and science courses.

Admission requirements also include a minimum overall HCC GPA of 2.0 and successful completion of a nursing entrance exam.

**Anatomy and Physiology prerequisite courses must be completed within five years prior to admission
**to the first nursing course. If coursework exceeds the five year limit, a student may take an exam(s)
**to demonstrate competence or repeat the course(s). BIOL-107 prerequisite courses must be
**completed within ten years of admission to the first nursing course.
**Students planning to apply for entry into the associate degree nursing program should consider
**taking MATH-122, MATH-138 or higher in place of MATH-105, if eligible.

For important information about this financial aid-eligible program that leads to gainful employment, please visit


Gainful Employment Disclosures



Written Arrangements


AddressPortion of Program at Other InstitutionMethod of Delivery at Other InstitutionOne-Way MileageCost @$0.555 per mile
Adventist Behavioral Health-Rockville14901 BROCHART ROADROCKVILLE, MD 2085023%Observation/participation in assigned clinical setting


Baltimore Washington Medical Center301 Hospital DriveGlen Burnie, MD 2106123%Observation/participation in assigned clinical setting20.63$11.45
Greater Baltimore Medical Center6701 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21204
23%Observation/participation in assigned clinical setting27.61$15.32
Harbor Hospital Center Helix Health, Inc.3001 South Hanover Street
Baltimore, MD 21225
23%Observation/participation in assigned clinical setting21.97$12.19
HCGH5755 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD 21044
23%Observation/participation in assigned clinical setting1.36$0.75
Howard County Health Department7180 Columbia Gateway Dr.
Columbia, MD 21046
23%Observation/participation in assigned clinical setting6.84$3.80
Independent Dialysis Foundation

840 Hollins Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

23%Observation/participation in assigned clinical setting21.89$12.15
JHMI Bayview4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
23%Observation/participation in assigned clinical setting25.51$14.16
Laurel Regional Hospital, Dimensions Healthcare System7300 Van Dusen Road
Laurel, MD 20707
23%Observation/participation in assigned clinical setting13.86$7.69
Mercy Medical Center301 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21204
23%Observation/participation in assigned clinical setting22.4$12.43
Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital1708 W. Rogers Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21209-4596
23%Observation/participation in assigned clinical setting26.43$14.67
Northwest Hospital Center5401 Old Court Road
Randallstown, MD 21133
23%Observation/participation in assigned clinical setting18.03$10.01
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital9901 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
23%Observation/participation in assigned clinical setting31.65$17.57
Sheppard Pratt-Ellicott City4100 College Avenue
Ten Building
Ellicott City, MD 21042
23%Observation/participation in assigned clinical setting8.47$4.70
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore2401 West Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215-5271
23%Observation/participation in assigned clinical setting20.73$11.51
Springfield Hospital Center6655 Sykesville Road
Sykesville, MD 21784
23%Observation/participation in assigned clinical setting21.68$12.03
St. Agnes Healthcare900 Caton Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21229
23%Observation/participation in assigned clinical setting18.59$10.32
St. Joseph Medical Center

7601 Osler Drive
Towson, MD 21204-7587

23%Observation/participation in assigned clinical setting27.59$15.31
UMMS22 S. Greene Street
S10 B02
Baltimore, MD 21201
23%Observation/participation in assigned clinical setting21.27$11.80
Washington Adventist Hospital7600 Carroll Avenue,
Risk Managemnt
Dept. 6th floor
Takoma Park, MD 20912
23%Observation/participation in assigned clinical setting22.04$12.23

Written Arrangements

AgencyAddressPortion of Program at Other InstitutionMethod of Delivery at Other InstitutionOne-Way MileageCost @$0.555 per mile
Brooke Grove Foundation (Retirement Village)18100 Slade School Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
23%Observation/participation in assigned clinical setting14.88$8.26
Ellicott City Health & Rehabilitation3000 North Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
23%Observation/participation in assigned clinical setting8.62$4.78
Fairhaven/ Copperridge576 Johnsville Road
Eldersburg, MD 21784
23%Observation/participation in assigned clinical setting21.63$12.00
Friends Nursing Home17340 Quaker Lane
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
23%Observation/participation in assigned clinical setting14.88$8.26
Future Care Health & Management Corporation8028 Ritchie Highway
Ste. 210B
MD 21122
23%Observation/participation in assigned clinical setting21.86$12.13
Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center & Hospital2434 W. Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215-5299
23%Observation/participation in assigned clinical setting20.8$11.54
Riderwood Village3160 Gracefield Road
Silver Spring, MD 20904
23%Observation/participation in assigned clinical setting14.01$7.78
St. Elizabeth Rehabilitation & Nursing Center 3320 Benson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21227
23%Observation/participation in assigned clinical setting17.29$9.60
Stella Maris2300 Dulaney Valley Road (Rt 146)
imonium, MD 21093
23%Observation/participation in assigned clinical setting27.21$15.10
The James Lawrence Kernan Hospital2200 North Forest Park Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21207
23%Observation/participation in assigned clinical setting15.45$8.57
University Specialty Hospital611 S. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
23%Observation/participation in assigned clinical setting21.8$12.10
Vantage House5400 Vantage Point Road
Columbia, MD 21044
23%Observation/participation in assigned clinical setting1.81$1.00

hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST