A career in registered nursing gives personal satisfaction, enrichment, and a competitive salary. The United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics graded registered nurses foremost among health care profession expected to have faster development and higher incomes through the year 2016.
Graduates who satisfy the 70-credit program receive an Associate of Science degree and become eligible for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The graduates of this program have repeatedly exceeded the national and state average pass rates. Associate Degree Nursing Program at Anne Arundel Community College is a fully registered nursing program has the accreditation of the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN).
About the school
Anne Arundel Community College is a public institution established in 1961 in Arnold, Maryland. The college was listed as the “Community College of the Year” 2000 by National Business Alliance.
It also the first higher learning institution in Maryland to win a rating from the Association of the Advancement of Stability in Higher Education. It won a Silver ranking as fall out of a three-year process. AACC provides courses for people of all ages. Aside from the regular curriculum, there are many Gifted and Talented, online, Jump Start, Continuing Education, home school, Kids in College, and weekend classes offered. They also offer a diversity of camps for children during the summer.
Total Cost In-District Off-Campus: $17,470.00
Total Cost In-State Off-Campus: $19,840.00
Total Cost Out-State Off-Campus: $23,650.00
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
- The first step is to attend an information session or complete the online information session. These informal sessions cover admission and academic requirements, the application and selection process, curriculum, and career opportunities.
- Must satisfactorily complete all admission and academic requirements prior to submitting a program application.
- Applications will be accepted on a rolling admission basis.
- First consideration for selection will be given to candidates whose resident address is in Anne Arundel County for at least three months before the date the application is submitted (address verification required). Out-of-county applicants will be reviewed only when space is available.*
- Applications are available in FLRS 100 or online. Only complete applications will be processed.
- Admission to the program is separate from admission to the college.
- Conditional acceptance is given to qualified applicants who meet all admission and academic requirements.
- Final acceptance in the program shall be contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background check, satisfactory completion of a health examination record, and submission of designated American Heart Association CPR card. Note: A urine drug screen may be required after admission.
Students must demonstrate eligibility for ENG 111, 115 or 121 as evidenced by one of the following:
- Satisfactory ACT (18 or higher) or SAT (510 or higher) scores according to the college standard. If available, please submit a copy of the scores to the Records office. OR
- Satisfactory scores on the English Placement Test**. OR
- Successful completion of noncredit developmental English requirements as determined by ACT, SAT or English Placement Test scores. OR
- Transfer of credits for ENG 111 from other institutions or credits awarded on basis of CLEP, advanced placement exam or honors English course.
Students must demonstrate eligibility for MAT 133 or higher as evidenced by one of the following:
- Satisfactory ACT or SAT scores according to the college standard. If available, please submit a copy of the scores to the Records office. OR
- Satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Test.** OR
- Transfer of credits for MAT 133 or higher from other institution(s).
(Students who previously took MAT 121 or 131 can use that course to satisfy this requirement.)
** Placement Tests may be taken in the Testing Center. For times and locations, call 410-777-2495.
Information on CLEP is available at the Testing Center.
High School Graduation or College
- Official high school transcript or official GED equivalency certificate, to verify high school graduation, GED, and SAT/ACT scores if applicable.
- Official college transcript verifying completion of 27 credits or more with a grade of C or better from a nationally recognized institution.
NOTE: Official transcripts must be submitted to the Health Sciences Admissions/Advisement Office, FLRS 100 with the application. Your application will not be considered complete if all required official transcripts are not submitted with the application or previous to submitting the application.
- Foreign educated students must have their college and high school transcripts evaluated by one of the following credential evaluators:
- ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators) at www.ece.org
- WES (World Education Services) at www.wes.org
This evaluation must be done prior to evaluation by the Records office at Anne Arundel Community College. Please be advised that this process may take several weeks.
Students must present evidence of successful completion with a grade of “C” or better of a chemistry course by the date the application is submitted as demonstrated by one of the following:
- S. high school general chemistry (1 credit) OR
- Noncredit (CHE 011) or credit chemistry (CHE 111 or CHE 103)* OR
- Transfer of credits for a credit chemistry course from other institutions of higher learning.
* CHE 011, CHE 111, or CHE 103 courses are eligible for the Health Manpower Shortage Tuition Waiver.
NOTE: If home schooled the high school curriculum must be under a recognized umbrella organization with the supervision of a state-approved curriculum. AACC may require a course syllabus so that our chemistry department chair can review and approve the curriculum.
Arithmetic Placement Test
- Students must demonstrate proficiency in arithmetic by achieving a score of 27 or better on the Arithmetic Placement Test by the date the application is submitted.
- All students must take this test. Only one retake of the test is allowed.
- Students receiving a score of less than 27 on the retake must enroll in MAT 005 and complete it with a grade of “C” or better by the date the application is submitted. A grade of “C” or higher in MAT 005 will meet the requirement for the Arithmetic Placement Test. If a student took the former Health Sciences Arithmetic Placement test prior to June 1, 2009 and scored a 19 out of 25 or better, that score will be sufficient.
Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS )
- Students must demonstrate proficiency in reading, mathematics, science, and English and language usage by scoring proficient in this test.
- Must take test and achieve proficient score by the date the application is submitted.
- ATI TEAS must be taken within 2 years of the date of application submission. There is no limit on the number of attempts to score proficient or better.
- See enclosed information on the ATI TEAS.
- ATI TEAS test not taken in person at an approved testing on-site center will not be accepted by AACC’s Health Sciences programs.
- Applicants who previously achieved acceptable scores on TEAS V version of this test within 2 years of date of application submission will still be accepted.
Basic Computing and Information Technology Competency
Completion of the nursing course sequence meets the college’s computer and information technology competency requirement for graduation.
SOC 111 meets the AACC diversity requirement.
Satisfactory Academic Standing
Students must have a minimum adjusted grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 at this college to be considered for selection to the nursing course sequence.
Anne Arundel Community College
101 College Parkway
Arnold, MD 21012-1895
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