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Nursing Contact: Kyla Newbould, Director of Nursing Education • • 301.846.2607 Admissions: Select Admissions Coordinator: Abby Sines - Health Science Advising: Aliya Merhi • Amber Tobery Financial Aid:FCC Finanical Aid
NursingContact:
Kyla Newbould, Director of Nursing Education
301.846.2607
Select Admissions Coordinator
Abby Sines
Health Science Advising
Aliya Merhi
Amber Tobery

Frederick Community College offers The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program, The Practical Nursing (LPN) Certificate, and the Transition-to‐RN Program. If you are interested in any of these the Nursing Program options, you need to complete an admissions application for Frederick Community College.  If you have not completed college-level English and math courses, you will need to take FCC’s English and math placement tests. If you have completed college course work at any undergraduate institution, you will need to have official transcripts from each undergraduate institution attended sent to FCC’s Registration and Records Office.   Contact FCC’s Admissions Office for information and answers to questions regarding application to the College, sending official transcripts, and placement testing.

 

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Practical Nursing Certificate
The Practical Nursing (PN) certificate requires 48 credit hours and is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing. Upon successful completion of the curriculum, the graduate is eligible to take the PN licensure exam. Graduates are prepared to give competent, safe nursing care to clients in a variety of settings.

The licensed practical nurse (LPN) works in a team relationship with the registered nurse or physician in providing care based on knowledge, judgment, and skill and on principles of the biological, physiological, behavioral, and sociological sciences.

The clinical portion of the practical nursing curriculum is completed in one year but because of prerequisite courses, demands of clinical experiences, and personal responsibilities, the entire curriculum will take at least two years.
 
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Archived Curriculum Pathways


2020-2021 Curriculum Pathway​
2019-2020 Curriculum Pathway

*Course Renumbering Reference (for use with Pathways prior to 2019-2020)

Gainful Employment - Practical Nursing
Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program.

 

* For curriculum information from earlier academic years, please refer to the archives of the FCC Academic Catalog.

Nursing A.S. Degree - Day Option
☑ This is a Selective Admissions Program
The Nursing A.S. Degree Program prepares students to give competent, safe nursing care to clients in hospitals, nursing homes and other comparable health agencies under the supervision of more experienced practitioners. With experience and further preparation, students should be able to assume increasing responsibility in nursing. The program prepares students to take the examination for registered nurse licensure.

High school preparation for the nursing program should include algebra, advanced biology, chemistry and data processing. Enrollment in the nursing program is limited by the availability of clinical facilities.

The Nursing A.S. Degree Program at FCC is a selective admissions program. This pathway is for students who have been accepted into the program only. Students who have not yet been accepted into the program should begin the Pre-Health Professions Pre-Nursing pathway and apply to the Nursing A.S. Degree Program after all selective admissions courses have been completed. 

 
*Students must apply for the Nursing cohort of their choice (day or evening-weekend) after completing the third semester.

Admission to the program is competitive and, generally, priority is given to residents of Frederick County. Applications for admission to the nursing program should be completed by February 1 for the day option (fall admission) or September 15 for the evening/weekend option (spring admission). This includes applying for admission to the College, completion of placement tests, and arranging an interview with the allied health advisor.

The Nursing A.S. Degree Program is seldom completed in fewer than three years by full-time students. Because of prerequisite courses and the demands of clinical experiences and family responsibilities, most students will be enrolled in the program for four years. Students who drop out for any reason may be readmitted on a space available basis and should contact the director of nursing education as soon as possible.

Information about tuition, fees, and completion time may be obtained from the Welcome Center or the allied health advisor. Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor may prohibit students from taking the nursing licensure exam. Please see the director of nursing education prior to enrolling as a nursing major to discuss options. Students are required to obtain criminal background checks before starting clinical coursework.

A grade of “C” or better must be earned in all courses in the nursing program.

If the student’s knowledge of biological and chemical principles is deficient, BI 55 (Preparation for Allied Health) will be required.

Available scholarships for this program:
  • Tuition Reduction for Non-Resident Nursing Students 
  • Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant Program 
  • Parren J. Mitchell Public Service Scholarship – Nursing, FCC Foundation (28)


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Archived Curriculum Pathways

2020-2021 Curriculum Pathway
2019-2020 Curriculum Pathway

 

* For curriculum information from earlier academic years, please refer to the archives of the FCC Academic Catalog.

Nursing A.S. Degree - Evening & Weekend Option
☑ This is a Selective Admissions Program
The Nursing A.S. Degree Program prepares students to give competent, safe nursing care to clients in hospitals, nursing homes and other comparable health agencies under the supervision of more experienced practitioners. With experience and further preparation, students should be able to assume increasing responsibility in nursing. The program prepares students to take the examination for registered nurse licensure.

High school preparation for the nursing program should include algebra, advanced biology, chemistry and data processing. Enrollment in the nursing program is limited by the availability of clinical facilities.

The Nursing A.S. Degree Program at FCC is a selective admissions program. This pathway is for students who have been accepted into the program only. Students who have not yet been accepted into the program should begin the Pre-Health Professions Pre-Nursing pathway and apply to the Nursing A.S. Degree Program after all selective admissions courses have been completed

 
*Students must apply for the Nursing cohort of their choice (day or evening-weekend) after completing the third semester.

Admission to the program is competitive and, generally, priority is given to residents of Frederick County. Applications for admission to the nursing program should be completed by February 1 for the day option (fall admission) or September 15 for the evening/weekend option (spring admission). This includes applying for admission to the College, completion of placement tests, and arranging an interview with the allied health advisor.

The associate degree nursing program is seldom completed in fewer than three years by full-time students. Because of prerequisite courses and the demands of clinical experiences and family responsibilities, most students will be enrolled in the program for four years. Students who drop out for any reason may be readmitted on a space available basis and should contact the director of nursing education as soon as possible.

Information about tuition, fees, and completion time may be obtained from the Welcome Center or the allied health advisor. Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor may prohibit students from taking the nursing licensure exam. Please see the director of nursing education prior to enrolling as a nursing major to discuss options. Students are required to obtain criminal background checks before starting clinical coursework.

A grade of “C” or better must be earned in all courses in the nursing program.

If the student’s knowledge of biological and chemical principles is deficient, BI 55 (Preparation for Allied Health) will be required.

Available scholarships for this program:
  • Tuition Reduction for Non-Resident Nursing Students 
  • Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant Program 
  • Parren J. Mitchell Public Service Scholarship – Nursing, FCC Foundation (28)

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Archived Curriculum Pathways

2020-2021 Curriculum Pathway
2019-2020 Curriculum  Pathway
 
* For curriculum information from earlier academic years, please refer to the archives of the FCC Academic Catalog.

RN-to-BSN – Frostburg State University Option
☑ This is a Selective Admissions Program
The RN-to-BSN is a combined Associate Degree in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program. The Associate-to-Bachelor’s (ATB) program at FCC allows eligible nursing students to complete bachelor’s degree courses through Frostburg State University while completing clinical work at FCC.

To get started in this program, students should: 
 

  1. Apply to FCC (the College) and indicate intent to apply to FCC’s Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program.
  2. Once finished or finishing FCC ADN pre-admission courses, apply for admission to FCC’s selective-admission Associate Degree in Nursing program. If admitted, enroll in FCC’s ADN program and apply to the Frostburg University’s ATB program.
  3. If accepted into Frostburg University’s ATB program, enroll in Frostburg University BSN courses while completing FCC’s Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program.


FCC nursing clinicals can be completed in two years, and the ATB program at Frostburg can be completed in an additional six months if the recommended course sequence is followed. Students who successfully complete the ATB program will receive an Associate of Nursing Degree from FCC and a B.S. in Nursing from Frostburg State University. 

Students admitted to the ADN program at FCC may elect to pursue the Frostburg ATB program at any time. Students can enroll at Frostburg and will be granted early admission to their ATB program as long as they meet admission requirements and remain in good standing at FCC. Students may also choose to pursue the ATB program at Frostburg after completion of the FCC ADN program.

FCC participates in the Maryland Articulation Model that was revised in fall 2003. A maximum of 70 non-nursing credits will be accepted. Transfer of nursing credits will not be necessary as 30 upper division nursing credits will be awarded by the baccalaureate college or university based on a valid unencumbered Maryland nursing license.

*Associate Degree in Nursing awarded by FCC; eligible to take NCLEX-RN licensing exam after completion of Year 4 – Spring.

**B.S. Degree awarded upon completion of FSU 32 credit minimum requirement (after completion of Year 5 – Fall).

Faculty at both Frederick Community College and Frostburg State University reserve the right to update curriculum plans in response to criteria set forth by accreditation bodies, best practices in nursing education, and the evolving needs of the health care system. 

For lists of approved General Education electives, see the FCC catalog or class schedule.

Frederick Community College ADN Admission Requirements:
selective admissions program

Frostburg State University ATB Requirements

  • Admission to and enrollment in FCC’s Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Completion of CHEM100 or CHEM101, MATH120, and NUTR102 or NUTR200 .


Frostburg State University RN-to-BS Admission Requirements

  • Unencumbered RN license once ADN program is completed
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Completion of CHEM100 or CHEM101, MATH120, and NUTR102 or NUTR200 .


FCC/Frostburg Transfer Pathway


Frostburg State University Contact:
Heather A. Gable, DNP, RN, LNHA, CNE, NEA-BC
Chair/Associate Professor, Department of Nursing
301-687-4894 •  [email protected]

 

* For curriculum information from earlier academic years, please refer to the archives of the FCC Academic Catalog.

RN-to-BSN – Towson University Option
☑ This is a Selective Admissions Program
The RN-to-BSN is a combined Associate Degree in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program. The Associate-to-Bachelor’s (ATB) program at FCC allows eligible nursing students to complete bachelor’s degree courses through Towson University while completing clinical work at FCC.

To get started in this program, students should: 

  1. Apply to FCC (the College) and indicate intent to apply to FCC’s Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program.
  2. Once finished or finishing FCC ADN pre-admission courses, apply for admission to FCC’s selective-admission Associate Degree in Nursing program.  If admitted, enroll in FCC’s ADN program and apply to the Towson University’s ATB program.
  3. If accepted into Towson University’s ATB program, enroll in Towson University BSN courses while completing FCC’s Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program.


Students who are dually enrolled in the FCC/TU ATB option will be pursuing an Associate of Nursing degree from FCC and a B.S. Degree in Nursing from Towson University. Successful students will earn both degrees in 2.5 years if the recommended course sequence is followed. The Towson ATB option consists of 30 credits that are offered in a combination of formats including face-to-face, hybrid, and online. The required face-to-face classes will be offered at the Towson main campus in Towson, MD. 

 

Students admitted to the ADN program at FCC have the opportunity to join the Towson University ATB option during their first fall semester provided all prerequisites have been met. Students who are interested in earning their B.S. in Nursing from Towson University but do not want to participate in the dual enrollment option can complete the ADN program at FCC and then apply to Towson’s RN-to-BS program once they are a licensed RN in Maryland.

FCC participates in the Maryland Articulation Model that was revised in fall 2003. A maximum of 70 non-nursing credits will be accepted. Transfer of nursing credits will not be necessary as 30 upper division nursing credits will be awarded by the baccalaureate college or university based on a valid unencumbered Maryland nursing license.

*Associate Degree in Nursing awarded by FCC; eligible to take NCLEX-RN licensing exam after completion of Term 7 – Spring.

**B.S. Degree awarded upon completion of TU 30 credit minimum requirement (after completion of Term 9 – Fall – Towson). Students may separate Term 9 courses and elongate the ATB option. Students must continue taking at least one course per semester until their degree is completed.

Faculty at both Frederick Community College and Towson University reserve the right to update curriculum plans in response to criteria set forth by accreditation bodies, best practices in nursing education, and the evolving needs of the health care system. 
 

For lists of approved General Education electives, see the FCC catalog or class schedule. 


Required courses fulfill Towson University’s prerequisite requirements: HE200, CH101, BI120, MA206 or 207. Must be completed prior to starting Towson’s ATB Program. 


Frederick Community College ADN Admission Requirements:
selective admissions program

FCC/TU TransferPathway

Towson University ATB Requirements

  • Admission to and enrollment in FCC’s Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Completion of CHEM101, MATH120, NUTR200 with minimum grades of C


Towson University RN-to-BS Admission Requirements

  • Unencumbered RN license once ADN program is completed
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Completion of CHEM101, MATH120, NUTR200 with minimum grades of C


Towson University Contact:

Brook Necker
Admissions Coordinator/Supervisor
Department of Nursing Towson University
410.704.4170  •  [email protected]

 

 

* For curriculum information from earlier academic years, please refer to the archives of the FCC Academic Catalog.

RN-to-BSN – University of Maryland School of Nursing Option
☑ This is a Selective Admissions Program
The RN-to-BSN is a combined Associate Degree in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program. The RN-to-BSN Dual-Admission Partnership through FCC and the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) allows eligible nursing students to complete bachelor’s degree courses through the University of Maryland School of Nursing while completing clinical work at FCC.

To get started in this program, students should: 

  1. Apply to FCC (the College) and indicate intent to apply to FCC’s Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program.
  2. Once finished or finishing FCC ADN pre-admission courses, apply for admission to FCC’s selective-admission Associate Degree in Nursing program.
  3. If admitted to FCC’s ADN Program, enroll and meet with FCC’s Dual-Admission Partnership advisor.
  4. If accepted into the UMSON RN-to-BSN Dual-Admission Partnership, enroll in UMSON BSN courses while completing FCC nursing clinicals or start UMSON’s RN-to-BSN classes once finished with FCC’s Associate Degree in Nursing Program.


FCC clinicals can be completed in two years, and the BSN degree can be earned in an additional two semesters if the recommended course sequence is followed. Students who successfully complete the Dual-Admission Partnership will receive an Associate of Nursing Degree from FCC and a B.S. in Nursing Degree from University of Maryland School of Nursing. 

Students admitted to the ADN program at FCC may elect to pursue the UMSON Dual-Admission Partnership at any time. Students can enroll at UMSON and will be granted early admission to their RN-to-BSN program as long as they meet admission requirements and remain in good standing at FCC. Students may also choose to pursue the RN-to-BSN program at UMSON after completion of the FCC ADN program.

FCC participates in the Maryland Articulation Model that was revised in fall 2003. A maximum of 70 non-nursing credits will be accepted. Transfer of nursing credits will not be necessary as 30 upper division nursing credits will  be awarded by the baccalaureate college or university based on a valid unencumbered Maryland nursing license.

*For students who do not have a Bachelor’s Degree, complete FCC degree requirements for Pre-Health Professions Associate’s Degree including additional electives designated with the * and gain admission to FCC Nursing Program.  Students who have earned a Bachelor’s Degree do not need additional electives designated by the * and should speak with an FCC Dual-Admission RN-to-BSN partnership advisor prior to enrolling in any of these courses.  

**Gain admission to UMSON’S RN-to-BSN Program and begin UMSON’s RN-to-BSN courses after completion of Year 3 – Spring.

***Three NURS418 electives are required for the RN-to-BSN program. Prerequisites for NURS418 electives vary by course. Specific prerequisites for each NURS418 will be available from the UMSON Office of Registration. Students should contact a UMSON advisor to discuss NURS418 options.

****Associate Degree in Nursing awarded by FCC; eligible to take NCLEX-RN licensing exam after completion of Year 4 – Spring. 

*****B.S. Degree awarded upon completion of UMSON 31 credit minimum requirement (after completion of Year 5 – Spring).

Faculty at both Frederick Community College and The University of Maryland School of Nursing reserve the right to update curriculum plans in response to criteria set forth by accreditation bodies, best practices in nursing education, and the evolving needs of the health care system. 

For lists of approved General Education electives, see the FCC catalog or class schedule.

Frederick Community College ADN Admission Requirements: selective admissions program.

 

University of Maryland School of Nursing RN-to-BSN Admission Requirements:

  • Unencumbered RN license in the U.S. or qualified to complete state licensure exam
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended
  • Prerequisite courses as shown in this brochure
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA in all coursework attempted at all institutions
  • 2.75 cumulative science GPA in all coursework attempted (Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology I, Anatomy and Physiology II, and Microbiology)
FCC/UMSON Transfer Pathway
 

University of Maryland School of Nursing Contact:

Taylor Cones, Admissions Counselor
410.706.6831  •  [email protected]

Linda Murray, Director, RN-to-BSN Program
410.706.7556  •  [email protected] 
 

* For curriculum information from earlier academic years, please refer to the archives of the FCC Academic Catalog.
For related non-credit Continuing Education & Workforce Development (CEWD) programs, see CNA Certified Nursing Assistant, Dental Assisting & Dental Radiography , or Patient Care Technician. Please note that these courses are not affiliated with FCC credit or certificate programs. While CEWD courses do not provide academic credits, participants experience affordable, flexible, and rewarding programs. Select CEWD courses offer industry-recognized training for licensure and career certification at the state and national level.
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Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
$46,240.00/yr • +12%*
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Registered Nurses
$71,730.00/yr • +15%*
person
Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners
$113,930.00/yr • +31%*
*Median pay, projected job growth or decline from 2020-2030. Data source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020 Edition.
Admissions: Abby Sines • 301.624.2716 Advising: Jefferson Hall(J200)

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Financial Aid: Jefferson Hall (J300) • 301.846.2620