The purpose of the Associate Degree program in nursing is to train candidates to function as entry-level LPN or RN nurses in the primary, secondary and tertiary care, i.e. as generalists responding to common illnesses, relatively predictable and recurrent. Nursing graduates will be eligible to attain the National League for Nursing’s competencies in nursing judgment, professional identity, human flourishing and spirit of inquiry.
Also, nursing graduates are qualified to take the NCLEX examinations for licensure as Licensed Practical and RN. The graduates of the associate degree nursing program are also qualified for direct transition into RN to BSN or RN to MSN Programs of study.
About the school
Cecil College is a community college in North East, Maryland, named after its location in Cecil County. Cecil College was established in the year 1968 to attend to the educational needs of Cecil County residents. By June 13, 2007, the Maryland Higher Education Commission decided to accept its petition to change its name to Cecil College.
Cecil College’s campuses include the North East campus, College Crossing, Elkton Station, the Family Education Center, and the Bainbridge Center. Classes are also provided at sites all over the community. The North East campus is the location of the Milburn Stone Theatre, the Physical Education Complex, the Arts and Sciences Building, the Cecil County Veterans Memorial Library, the Technology Center and the Engineering and Math Building. Elkton Station opened in 2005 and credit courses were for the first time offered in the College’s history.
The facility is also the home for community education and youth programs, continuing education, including the customized workforce training courses and Mid-Atlantic Transportation and Logistics Institute.
Total tuition cost for residents of Cecil County is $7,704, other Maryland residents $14,184 while out-of-state residents are to expect around $17,424
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
The Nursing Programs at Cecil College has limited enrollment and requires specific criteria to be considered for admission:
- A cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5 at Cecil and in all applicable transferred coursework.
- Satisfactory completion of required developmental courses as determined by skills assessments in reading, writing, and mathematics. Skills assessment in mathematics must reflect placement beyond MAT097 (Introductory and Intermediate Algebra), or the student must complete MAT097 with a grade of “C” or better.
- Satisfactory completion of EGL101 (Freshman Composition) with a grade of “C ” or better.
- Satisfactory completion of BIO208/218 (Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab) with a grade of “C ” or better from an accredited college/university before entrance within four years of entrance into the Associate degree program.
- All students applying for acceptance to the Nursing program are required to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills V (TEAS V). This computerized, timed test assesses the following areas: Reading, Mathematics, Science and English. TEAS V results cannot be sent to Cecil College; the Individual Performance Profile from the TEAS V must be printed and submitted along with the Nursing Application. An adjusted individual score of 58% or higher is required. Adjusted individual scores of 66% and reading scores of 68% or higher are preferred. TEAS V information may be found at www.atitesting.com.
Note: Entrance into the program is competitive. If the application is incomplete and eligibility criteria are not met, the application cannot be processed. BIO209/219 (Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab) and BIO 200/210 (Microbiology and Lab) are Nursing program requirements that must be completed with a “C ” or better before the third semester of the Nursing Program.
One Seahawk Drive
North East, Maryland 21901
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