The Associate of Sciences Degree Nursing Program equips students for the licensure examination towards registered nurses. Upon completion, graduates of the Associate of Sciences Degree Nursing Program are fit to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
The nursing program also offers opportunities to plan for career transfer through courses that articulate with certain baccalaureate nursing programs in Maryland. The Associate of Sciences Degree Nursing Program has the approval of the Maryland Board of Nursing and the Accreditation of the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), previously the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
About the school
Harford Community College is a public community college in Harford County, Maryland in Churchville, the eastern Harford County, located in the northeast part of Maryland. The college was launched as “Harford Junior College” in 1957 with 116 students initially enrolled on the campus of the Bel Air High School.
The Churchville campus of opened in 1964 occupies 332 acres and now has 21 buildings summing up to over 287,000 square feet. With the influence and ties of Harfordians being very close, continued future expansion is expected. Harford Community College has the accreditation of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College also holds membership in various regional, state, national, and local professional associations.
Total program cost for Maryland resident is about $13,600 while the program cost for out-of-state residents is around $18,200.
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
RN PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Meeting with an academic advisor and/or attending pre-nursing seminars is strongly recommended.
To be considered for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program, students must meet the following criteria:
- Complete and submit an HCC enrollment application if not a current student. You must declare Nursing as a program of study in order to have college transcripts evaluated.
- Complete and submit a nursing program application and official transcripts which must be delivered together as a packet to Records and Registration by February 15 for admission to the summer accelerated and/or fall class, October 1 for admission to spring class.
- The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is one of the requirements for admission to the HCC Nursing Program. Students who have tested at other schools or locations can request to have their TEAS scores sent to Harford Community College for a fee. The request should be made no later than 5 days prior to the application deadline to ensure the scores have been received at HCC by the deadline.
- To meet the math requirement to qualify for the nursing program, students must do one of the following:
- Receive a qualifying score on the HCC math assessment test (score valid for 2 years), or
- Achieve a 550 score on SAT mathematics or an ACT score or 21 or higher (both SAT and ACT scores valid for two years), or
- Complete the highest transitional math course at HCC (017 or 018 or 023 or 026), or
- Complete a college-level general education math course (101, 102, 216, etc.)
- Complete a minimum of 16 college credits which include:
- ENG 101* – English Composition
- BIO 203* – Anatomy and Physiology I
- PSY 101 – G n b eneral Psychology
and Two courses from the following:
- PSY 214* – Human Development Across the Life Span
- BIO 204* – Anatomy and Physiology II
- BIO 205* – Microbiology
- SOC 101 – Introduction to Sociology
- MATH elective [GM] requirement
* A grade of C or better must be earned in these courses.
- Achieve a minimum grade point average of 2.50 on the courses applicable to the Associate of Sciences Degree Nursing Program.
The program is highly competitive and completion of the admission criteria may not result in admission to the program.
Harford Community College
401 Thomas Run Road
Bel Air, MD 21015
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