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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, Registered Nurse A.S.


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Program Director: Dr. Nancy Perry · Phone: 410-386-8231 · Email: nperry@carrollcc.edu

Prepares students for the national licensure examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN). Concept-based curriculum that is current with best practices in healthcare and focused on safety. Strong connection with employers to meet healthcare needs of the community. Faculty are dedicated to helping students achieve academic success. Patient experiences begin immediately in healthcare facilities, during simulations, and with actors portraying patients, and continue throughout the program. A one-to-one practicum experience working with an RN allows application of classroom knowledge in a real-world environment. Regional healthcare facilities are used for clinical experiences.

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037.

Degree Requirements


Associate of Science, Registered Nursing
Recommended Course Sequence: 70 Credits Required

Fall


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Program Goals


Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Use the nursing process to optimize client health.
  2. Assimilate into the profession of nursing.
  3. Provide patient-centered care.
  4. Engage in evidence-based practice.

Student Notices


= BIOL 101  must be completed within 5 years of BIOL 210  and BIOL 215 

* BIOL 210 BIOL 211 , and BIOL 215  must be completed within 5 years of the first clinical course (NURS 131 ).

# Must have a minimum grade of C

A minimum grade of C is required in all nursing courses. Science courses must be completed within 5 years of entering clinical courses. This program admits students selectively; see admissions procedures and requirements. Minimum entrance GPA is 2.500 based on pre-clinical requirements only.

This plan of study prepares students for the national licensure examination for registered nursing (NCLEX-RN).

Diversity requirement: take SOC 101 .

An Associate of Science degree requires a minimum of 9 credits of 200-level courses.

Licensed Practical Nurses, Paramedics, and Military Medics are able to complete the Associate Degree Nursing Program after fulfillment of the application requirements. Admission requirements include:  with an active, unencumbered Maryland (or compact state) practical nursing license (for LPNs); Current State certification as a paramedic and National Board of Registry certification (NREMT) and a graduate of a program accredited by either CCAHEP or a state EMS Board (for Paramedics); or Medic/Corpsman with at least one year of experience (for Military Medics). All students will need to complete NURS-131, NURS-132 and NURS-203 in the summer before beginning the program of study. After successful completion of these courses with a minimum grade of C, students will be awarded nine articulated credits toward the first year of the program. Minimum entrance GPA is 2.500.

Practical Nursing Graduates from Carroll Community College who return within 2 years of completion with an active Maryland unencumbered practical nursing license, fulfillment of the degree requirements, and successful score at the end of the first year HESI exam will not be required to complete any additional courses. Graduates with an active Maryland unencumbered practical nursing license and fulfillment of the degree requirements, who return after more than 2 years after degree completion, will need to successfully complete NURS-203 the summer before they begin the program of study. Minimum entrance GPA is 2.500.

ATB: Carroll Community College currently offers Associate to Bachelors (ATB) programs with Frostburg , Stevenson, Towson, University of Maryland (Dual Enrollment), American Public, and University of Phoenix. These programs allow students who are enrolled in the Associate of Science, Registered Nurse program to concurrently take courses towards a BSN degree. Additionally, Carroll Community College has articulation agreements with Ashworth College and George Washington University. See an advisor for details.

RN to B.S.N. After completion of the associate degree program, an RN may transfer to a baccalaureate degree (B.S.N.) program at any university offering B.S.N. degrees. Regardless of the clinical program chosen, there are certain core courses common to all programs and those can be completed at Carroll Community College. Carroll Community College participates in the Maryland Nursing Articulation Model; this includes all Maryland universities.

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