Nursing
Nursing Nursing Nursing
Contact: Sandra Moorman, Interim Director of Nursing • • 301.624.2830 Admissions: Jefferson Hall (J200) • • 301.624.2716 Advising: Jefferson Hall (J200) • • 301.846.2471 Financial Aid: Jefferson Hall (J300) • • 301.846.2620
Contact: Sandra Moorman, Interim Director of Nursing
301.624.2830

1Enroll

Complete Selective Admissions Courses


FCC nursing programs have prerequisite courses for all students. New FCC Students should apply to the College by completing all admissions steps, and then complete all prerequisite courses. For more information or assistance, email or call the Admissions Office at 301.629.7896, or stop by the Admissions Office in the Student Center (H-106). Recommended course pathways are listed under the curriculum for each program. 

Pre-Health Professions: Associate Degree in Nursing Information Sheet and Point Scale


Pre-Health Professions: Practical Nursing Certificate Information Sheet and Point Scale

2Apply

 

NURSING PROGRAM APPLICATIONS

 

The application period for each program will open for a pre-determined amount of time. The deadlines for each program are listed below. During the open application period, a link will be available on this page. Please review the Nursing Requirements page for additional information about the nursing application process.

 

 

RN Eve/Weekend Application

 

 

Apply to the Nursing A.S. Degree Program after all steps in the detailed instructions have been completed.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINES
Daytime Program: February 1st
LPN Program: February 1st
Transition to RN program: May 1st
Evening & Weekend Program:  September 15th

*Nursing Program Financial Information, Fees & Expenses

 

3Test

TEAS

 

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) measures basic essential skills in the academic content areas of reading, mathematics, science, and English. The TEAS is used as a part of the admissions process in most Nursing programs across the nation. The minimum qualifying scores to be considered for admission to FCC’s Nursing Program have been determined by a committee of Nursing educators and assessment specialists and supported by peer‐reviewed evidence.

Students who wish to apply for admission to FCC's Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (including Transition-to-RN applicants)  or FCC’s Practical Nursing (LPN) Certificate program must complete the TEAS and earn minimum qualifying TEAS scores before the application deadline for the respective program. If a student does not complete the TEAS and earn qualifying TEAS scores to submit with their application to the Nursing Program, their application will not be evaluated.


TEAS Practice Test

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS REGARDING THE TEAS

 

WHEN SHOULD I TAKE THE TEAS?

  • Students must register for and take the TEAS prior to their appropriate application deadline. Applicants must complete the TEAS prior to submitting their application to the program, and applicants must earn a score that qualifies their application for consideration by the nursing program (see “SCORE” information below).
  • It is recommended that students take the TEAS 2-to-3 months prior to the application deadline. The TEAS must be completed and qualifying TEAS scores earned prior to the application deadline.

 

WHEN IS THE TEAS OFFERED?

  • Please refer to the ATI website for TEAS testing information, or contact FCC’s Testing Center (TestingCenter@Frederick.edu) or FCC’s Advising Office (EmailAdvising@Frederick.edu).
  • Students must complete the TEAS and earn qualifying TEAS scores before the application deadline of February 1st for the daytime cohort of the Associate Degree in Nursing or the Practical Nursing Certificate program, or by the September 15th application deadline for the evening and weekend cohort of the Associate Degree in Nursing Program.
 

WHAT WILL I NEED TO REGISTER FOR THE TEAS?

  • Students will need their FCC ID number, a credit card, internet‐access, and an e‐mail address to complete the online registration.
  • TEAS registration information can be found online the ATI website.  The applicant will need to create an account. It is important to remember the username and password, as it is needed to access the TEAS on test day.

 

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE TEAS:

  • Register and pay for the TEAS on the ATI website.
  • On the right, above the log‐in fields, click on the link and follow the instructions to “Create an Account with ATI.”
  • Continue on the website for choosing the institution where the exam will be taken.
  • Drop down menus will appear. Select "Maryland" in the state field and "Frederick" in the city field and click the "NEXT" button.
  • You should then see the upcoming dates the TEAS will be offered here at FCC. Click the "Register" link next to the date on which you wish to take the TEAS.
  • A summary will appear and the applicant can verify the order is correct, then continue and pay for the TEAS appointment with a credit card.
  • When prompted, choose "ADN" for the Associate’s Degree in Nursing or RN program or “PN” for the Practical Nursing Certificate program.  Ignore any other option that may appear.

 

WHERE SHOULD I GO ON MY SCHEDULED TEST DATE?
Review information on the ATI website regarding accessing the TEAS on test day.  Contact FCC’s Testing Center (TestingCenter@Frederick.edu) with any questions.

 

HOW LONG DOES THE TEST TAKE?
Nursing applicants should allow four (4) hours to take the test. Please arrive or log in early, as testing will start promptly at the scheduled times. Nursing applicants will not be allowed to test upon late arrival or login, and will forfeit testing fees. Nursing applicants are able to reschedule by following the Registration Instructions listed above.

 

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE TEST?
Review information on the ATI website regarding required and allowable materials for testing.  Contact FCC’s Testing Center (TestingCenter@Frederick.edu) with any questions.

 

HOW MUCH DOES THE TEST COST?
For cost of taking ATI TEAS, see current cost information at www.atitesting.com. Non‐FCC students applying to other programs must pay an additional $30 testing fee. The FCC Testing Center accepts cash, check made payable to FCC, and credit or bank cards.

 

WHAT IF I'VE ALREADY TAKEN THE TEAS AT ANOTHER SCHOOL?

  • TEAS scores that qualify an application for review (see “SCORE” FAQs) and that will be less than two years old at the application deadline are valid and can be submitted with the application to the Nursing Program. Nursing applicants must log into the ATI website and request that a copy of previous scores be sent to the FCC Testing Center. FCC Testing Center contact information is available on the ATI website.  Nursing applicants must upload a copy of their qualifying TEAS scores, which shows scores for all areas of the TEAS, with their online application to FCC’s Nursing Program.
  • Only ATI TEAS scores are accepted for application to FCC’s Nursing Program. 
  • If TEAS scores will be older than 2 years at the application deadline, the TEAS must be taken again and qualifying TEAS scores must be earned for an applicant to be considered for admission.

 

HOW CAN I STUDY FOR THE TEAS?

  • ATI offers a study manual and two practice assessments for the TEAS. These study materials can be found on the ATI website. For information about study materials, click on "ATI Product Solutions" and "Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)."
  • Students may also purchase TEAS study materials from FCC’s Bookstore.
  • Copies of the ATI Official study manual are available on reserve in FCC’s Gladhill Learning Commons (Linganore Hall).   These copies cannot be checked out of the library and students should refrain from marking up the manuals.
  • There are other websites that offer TEAS prep material. (Simply search online for "TEAS test prep" or "TEAS practice questions"), and there are apps than can be downloaded to smartphones.
  • In general, first‐year level classes at FCC should also be good preparation for the TEAS. The Science portion of the TEAS does require some knowledge of general cell biology, basic chemistry, and topics covered in Anatomy & Physiology.

 

HOW OFTEN CAN I TAKE THE TEAS?

  • Students can take the TEAS twice during each application and admissions cycle. There are application and admission cycles in the fall semester and in the spring/summer semester each academic year. Please consult the Nursing Department website for application due dates.. 
  • The TEAS must be paid for each time it is taken. It is possible for a nursing applicant to take the TEAS twice in each testing (admission and application) window, as long as the applicant schedules an appointment for one of the days offered in the beginning of the testing window dates.
  • Students can take the TEAS one time only during any 30‐day period. Students who wish to take the TEAS a second time must wait a minimum of 30 days in between attempts.

 

SCORES
An applicant must submit qualifying TEAS scores with their application to the Nursing Program to be considered for admission.
Minimum qualifying TEAS Score – all scores must be achieved on the same test:


  • Overall score in the proficient range or above (minimum 58.7% overall) and
  • Minimum math score of 69% and
  • Minimum reading score of 69%

 A qualifying TEAS score cannot be older than 2 years at the application deadline.

 

WHAT DO I DO ONCE I HAVE MY TEAS SCORES?

  • When scores meet the minimum qualifying requirements: A copy of the results must be submitted to the FCC Testing Center if taken through another testing location. When taking the TEAS through the FCC Testing Center, students will receive a printed copy of their scores soon after completion of the test. Nursing applicants may request a personal copy of the results. These scores will be verified with ATI once your scores becomes official. If the TEAS was taken somewhere other than FCC, students must request an official copy of their scores from ATI. ATI charges for a transcript request, and this can be paid by credit or bank card. Visit the ATI website and log in. Students need to upload TEAS exam results showing all qualifying scores for all sections of the TEAS with the online Nursing Program application.
  • When scores DO NOT meet the minimum requirements: Nursing applicants will not be considered for admission to any of the three nursing programs. Review materials are available for studying and applicants may retake the TEAS at least 30 days after their previous attempt. Applicant must earn qualifying TEAS scores prior to the application deadline.  .
  • How do I report my score? If the TEAS exam is taken through the Testing Center at FCC, the student will print out 2 copies of the results. One copy is for the student, the other copy is for the Testing Center.  Each applicant must upload a copy of their qualifying TEAS scores with their application to FCC’s Nursing Program regardless of whether they completed the TEAS through FCC’s Testing Center or through another Testing Location. The uploaded TEAS scores must show scores for all sections of the TEAS exam.

 

Math for Medication Safety For Clinical Students

  • Practice Test 
    • On the Blackboard website, click “Community Resources” tab after log in
      • Current FCC students log in with username and password
      • Non-FCC students log in with generic username: nursingstudent1 and password: fcc1234
    • Continue to “Organizational Catalog” and click “Nursing Program”
    • Select “Nursing Program Math for Medication Safety Test for Clinical Students” and click the drop-down box (“˅”) located to the left
    • Click “Enroll”
    • Click “Submit” to complete the self-enrollment, then click “OK”
    • Click “Practice Test” to begin
  • Test Schedule (see below)
  • Free Internet Links for Dosage Calculation Practice (see below)

All clinical nursing students enrolled in the Spring 2020 semester are required to pass the Math for Medication Safety Test with a 95% on or before February 3, 2020. If a student is unable to meet this expectation, the student will be unable to attend clinical and will receive an Unsatisfactory in Professional Behaviors and will meet with the Director of Nursing Education. It is in the student's best interest to take the test as soon as possible (avoid waiting until the last moment).

The Math for Medication Safety Test is a proctored online format. Only approved nursing calculators can be used during the test. Blank paper will be provided. If a student is unsuccessful on the first attempt, the online program will provide feedback for any missed questions. Clinical nursing students that did not receive a 95% or better on the first proctored attempt, will complete the practice test again for remediation, using their own Blackboard log in (do not use the generic account) In order to proceed with the second attempt, the student will obtain a score of 100% on the practice test, and email John Tuskan to indicate the remediation has occurred. The Testing Center will then be notified that you can take the 2nd attempt. There will no longer be a need to print and have the remediation signed by the nursing office. After two unsuccessful attempts, the student must complete a remediation packet. Students needing remediation should email John Tuskan for further information. Failure to succeed on the third attempt will result in the student's withdrawal from the program. Readmission to the program in a future semester is on a space available basis.

To prepare for this format, a practice test is available for your review. It is extremely important that you visit this site PRIOR to taking the Math for Medication Safety Test to gain familiarity with the format. 

There will be 20 dosage calculation problems on each test. Content review should include:
 

  1. Conversion between units of measure (metric and household)
  2. IV flow rates and infusion times (including international time)
  3. Interpreting drug labels and calculating dosage from the label information
  4. Reconstitution of drugs from a powder including calculation of dose
  5. Weight based dosage calculation

Any questions or concerns, please contact John Tuskan.

 

 

Downloads and Links
Free Internet Links for Dosage Calculation Practice

DosageHelp.com

Test and Calc

Students can review content pertaining to the Math for Medication Safety test prior to attempting the test. A review of dosage calculations is available free on the intranet at the above sites. In addition, students should be able to calculate infusion times in hours/minutes and answer questions in international/military time.

4See Advisor


Nursing RN & LPN (preclinicals)
Counseling & Advising office
301.846.2471;
located in Linganore Hall (L106F)
Email Advising


Nursing RN & LPN (clinical students only)
301.846.2607

5Register

There are two ways to register for classes:

  1. Register online for credit courses using Campus Solutions
  2. Register in-person via the Enrollment Center (Jefferson Hall Suite 101).

In addition to registering for classes, Campus Solutions allows you to make a payment, see your grades, obtain unofficial transcripts, print class schedules, and update your personal information.

6Pay

*Nursing Program Financial Information, Fees and Expenses

Your enrollment at Frederick Community College is complete when you have paid for your courses. Please take note of important payment deadlines. You can either pay in-full or sign up for the interest-free payment plan.

‭To apply for Financial Assistance, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and take advantage of federal, state, and institutional grants, work study, and student loans.

To apply for Scholarships through The FCC Foundation, Inc., click here.

For more information about paying your bill and financial aid, see Cost and Financial Aid.

7Buy Books

Textbooks are available through the FCC bookstore. Have your course schedule ready to easily find the required textbooks for your courses.

8Attend Class

Congratulations! You are enrolled and ready to begin attending classes at Frederick Community College. If you have questions or need additional guidance during your time of study, please reach out to your program manager or academic advisor. Some students may be eligible for specialized advising through the Office of Multicultural Student Services, the Services for Students with Disabilities, Veteran and Military Services, or the Office of Adult Services. Check your myFCC account and your FCC email for important alerts and announcements.

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.
 
Guided Pathway to Success (GPS)
Suggested schedules map your path to degree completion. Full-time student: Follow the green semester blocks in order. Students should meet with an advisor each semester to carefully select and sequence courses based on their specific academic goals and interests.

Students who take fewer than 15 credits each semester or who require developmental English or math coursework will need additional semesters to complete their degrees. Summer and January term classes may help students to make faster progress. General Education CORE courses can often be taken in any semester. One course must be designated as a Cultural Competence course. A minimum of nine credits must be taken at the 200 level.  

Refer to the college catalog for course details and the list of General Education and Cultural Competence classes. Students are strongly recommended to consult an FCC advisor to select elective courses. Students planning to transfer may also reference ARTSYS, the Maryland Articulation System.

1Recommended First Semester (Pre-admission – Recommended Summer Courses)*

1 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) ENGL 101 - English Composition   3 Credits
2 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) Mathematics Elective (Gen Ed course list) (MATH 120 - Statistics recommended)   3 Credits
3 Pre-admission Course (Elective Prerequisite) Complete Prerequisite for BSCI 201; Consult with advisor to select appropriate course or to select an Elective: BSCI 55, BSCI 150, or CHEM 101   0/4 Credits

2Recommended Second Semester (Pre-admission - Recommended Fall Courses)*

4 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) EDPS 210 - Human Growth and Development   3 Credits
5 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) BSCI 201 - Anatomy and Physiology I (Prerequisite: BSCI 55 or BSCI 150 or BSCI 223 or CHEM 101)   4 Credits

3Recommended Third Semester (Pre-admission – Recommended Spring Courses)*

6 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) BSCI 202 - Anatomy and Physiology II   4 Credits
7 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) BSCI 223 - Microbiology for Allied Health or BSCI 263 - Elements of Microbiology   4 Credits

4Recommended Fourth Semester (Fall)

8 Departmental Requirement NURS 101 - Introduction to Clinical Nursing   6 Credits
9 Departmental Requirement NURS 105 - Pharmacology for Nurses   2 Credits

5Recommended Fifth Semester (Spring)

10 Departmental Requirement NURS 211 - Medical-Surgical Nursing I   7 Credits
11 Departmental Requirement NURS 214 - Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing   3 Credits

6Recommended Sixth Semester (Summer)

12 Departmental Requirement NLPN 112 - Nursing Across the LifeSpan   8 Credits
13 Departmental Requirement NLPN 113 - Issues in Practical Nursing   1 Credit
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only Spring Only Summer Only

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only

Spring Only Summer Only

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion

*Pre-requisites: BSCI 55 or BSCI 101 or BSCI 120 or CHEM 101

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


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.

Pre-Health Professions – Pre-Nursing Area of Concentration within the A.S. in Arts & Sciences The Pre-Health Professions – Pre-Nursing Area of Concentration within the A.S. in Arts & Sciences pathway prepares students to apply for acceptance into the FCC Nursing program.

Students may apply to the FCC Nursing A.S. Degree Program after successful completion of the selective admissions courses (first three semesters of this pathway), but acceptance into the program is not guaranteed. Upon acceptance into the Nursing A.S. Degree Program, students should begin the Nursing A.S. Degree pathway. 

Students who are not accepted into the FCC Nursing A.S. Degree Program may complete this pathway to earn a Pre-Health Professions Area of Concentration A.S. in Arts & Sciences Degree. Students who intend to transfer should work with their advisor to understand the requirements of their chosen college or university.
 
Guided Pathway to Success (GPS)
Suggested schedules map your path to degree completion. Full-time student: Follow the green semester blocks in order. Students should meet with an advisor each semester to carefully select and sequence courses based on their specific academic goals and interests. Students who take fewer than 15 credits each semester or who require developmental English or math coursework will need additional semesters to complete their degrees. Summer and January term classes may help students to make faster progress. 

General Education CORE courses can often be taken in any semester. One course must be designated as a Cultural Competence course. A minimum of nine credits must be taken at the 200 level. Refer to the college catalog for course details and the list of General Education and Cultural Competence classes.

Students are strongly recommended to consult an FCC advisor to select elective courses. Students planning to transfer may also reference ARTSYS, the Maryland Articulation System.

1Recommended First Semester (Fall) – Selective Admissions Courses

1 Gen Ed Core ENGL 101 - English Composition   3 Credits
2 Gen Ed Core MATH 120/MATH 120A - Statistics or MATH 127 - Statistics with Probability or Mathematics Elective (Gen Ed course list) of choice   3/4 Credits
3 Gen Ed Core SOCY 101 - Introduction to Sociology   3 Credits
4 Concentration CHEM 101 - General Chemistry Ior BSCI 55 (non-credit developmental course)or BSCI 150 (taken as an elective)   4 Credits

2Recommended Second Semester (Spring) – Selective Admissions Courses

5 Gen Ed Core BSCI 201 - Anatomy and Physiology I   4 Credits
6 Gen Ed Core PSYC 101 - General Psychology   3 Credits
7 Gen Ed Core Humanities Elective (Gen Ed course list)   3 Credits
8 Concentration EDPS 210 - Human Growth & Development   3 Credits

3Recommended Third Semester (Fall) – Selective Admissions Courses

9 Gen Ed Core BSCI 202 - Anatomy and Physiology II   4 Credits
10 Gen Ed Core Arts Elective (Gen Ed course list)   3 Credits
11 PHED/HLTH/NUTR Physical Education, Health, or Nutrition Requirement   1/3 Credits
12 Gen Ed Core Communications Elective (Gen Ed course list - COMM course)   3 Credits
13 Concentration BSCI 223 - Microbiology for Allied Health or BSCI 263 - Elements of Microbiology   4 Credits

4Recommended Fourth Semester (Spring)

14 Gen Ed Core ENGL 102 - English Composition and Literature   3 Credits
15 Electives Choose electives in consultation with an advisor   14 Credits
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only Spring Only Summer Only

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only

Spring Only Summer Only

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion

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

Nursing A.S. Degree - Day Option 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. 
 
Guided Pathway to Success (GPS)
Suggested schedules map your path to degree completion. Full-time student: Follow the green semester blocks in order. Students should meet with an advisor each semester to carefully select and sequence courses based on their specific academic goals and interests.

Students who take fewer than 15 credits each semester or who require developmental English or math coursework will need additional semesters to complete their degrees. Summer and January term classes may help students to make faster progress. General Education CORE courses can often be taken in any semester. One course must be designated as a Cultural Competence course. A minimum of nine credits must be taken at the 200 level. Refer to the college catalog for course details and the list of General Education and Cultural Competence classes.

Students are strongly recommended to consult an FCC advisor to select elective courses. Students planning to transfer may also reference ARTSYS, the Maryland Articulation System.

1Recommended First Semester (Pre-admission - Recommended Summer Courses)*

1 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) ENGL 101 - English Composition   3 Credits
2 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) Mathematics Elective (Gen Ed course list) (MATH 120 - Statistics recommended)   3 Credits
3 Pre-admission Course (Elective Prerequisite) Complete Prerequisite for BSCI 201; Consult with advisor to select appropriate course or to select an Elective: BSCI 55, BSCI 150, or CHEM 101   0/4 Credits

2Recommended Second Semester (Pre-admission - Recommended Fall Courses)*

4 Pre-admission Course (PHED HLTH NUTR) Physical Education, Health, or Nutrition Requirement (NUTR 102 or NUTR 200 recommended)**   1 Credit
5 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) Humanities Elective (Gen Ed course list)   3 Credits
6 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) PSYC 101 - General Psychology   3 Credits
7 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) EDPS 210 - Human Growth and Development   3 Credits
8 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) BSCI 201 - Anatomy and Physiology I (Prerequisite: BSCI 55 or BSCI 150 or BSCI 223 or CHEM 101)   4 Credits

3Recommended Third Semester (Pre-admission - Recommended Spring Courses)*

9 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) SOCY 101 - Introduction to Sociology   3 Credits
10 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) Communication Elective (Gen Ed course list) (COMM required)   3 Credits
11 Gen Ed Core BSCI 202 - Anatomy and Physiology II   4 Credits
12 Departmental Requirement BSCI 223 - Microbiology for Allied Health   4 Credits
13 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) Arts Elective (Gen Ed course list)   3 Credits

4Recommended Fourth Semester (Fall)

14 Departmental Requirement NURS 101-Introduction to Clinical Nursing (satisfies Cultural Competence requirement)   6 Credits
15 Departmental Requirement NURS 105 - Pharmacology for Nurses   2 Credits

5Recommended Fifth Semester (Spring)

16 Departmental Requirement NURS 211 - Medical-Surgical Nursing I   7 Credits
17 Departmental Requirement NURS 214 - Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing   3 Credits

6Recommended Sixth Semester (Fall)

18 Departmental Requirement NURS 212 - Medical-Surgical Nursing II   4 Credits
19 Departmental Requirement NURS 218 - Maternal, Child, & Family Nursing   5 Credits

7Recommended Seventh Semester (Spring)

20 Departmental Requirement NURS 231 - Medical-Surgical Nursing III   4 Credits
21 Departmental Requirement NURS 261 - Preparation for Practice   2 Credits
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only Spring Only Summer Only

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only

Spring Only Summer Only

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion

*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)

2020-2021 Curriculum Pathway

2019-2020 Curriculum Pathway

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

2018-2019 Day Cohort Curriculum Pathway

2017-2018 Day Cohort 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 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.  Detailed application instructions are located under the Enroll Tab. 
 
Guided Pathway to Success (GPS)
Suggested schedules map your path to degree completion. Full-time student: Follow the green semester blocks in order. Students should meet with an advisor each semester to carefully select and sequence courses based on their specific academic goals and interests.

Students who take fewer than 15 credits each semester or who require developmental English or math coursework will need additional semesters to complete their degrees. Summer and January term classes may help students to make faster progress. General Education CORE courses can often be taken in any semester. One course must be designated as a Cultural Competence course. A minimum of nine credits must be taken at the 200 level.  

Refer to the college catalog for course details and the list of General Education and Cultural Competence classes. Students are strongly recommended to consult an FCC advisor to select elective courses. Students planning to transfer may also reference ARTSYS, the Maryland Articulation System.

1Recommended First Semester (Pre-admission - Recommended Fall Courses)*

1 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) ENGL 101 - English Composition   3 Credits
2 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) Mathematics Elective (Gen Ed course list) (MATH 120 - Statistics recommended)   3 Credits
3 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) SOCY 101 - Introduction to Sociology   3 Credits
4 Pre-admission Course (Elective Prerequisite) Complete Prerequisite for BSCI 201; Consult with advisor to select appropriate course or to select an Elective: BSCI 55, BSCI 150, or CHEM 101   0/4 Credits
5 Pre-admission Course (PHED HLTH NUTR) Physical Education, Health, or Nutrition Requirement (NUTR 102 or NUTR 200 recommended)   1 Credit

2Recommended Second Semester (Pre-admission - Recommended Spring Courses)*

6 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) Humanities Elective (Gen Ed course list)   3 Credits
7 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) PSYC 101 - General Psychology   3 Credits
8 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) EDPS 210 - Human Growth and Development   3 Credits
9 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) BSCI 201 - Anatomy and Physiology I (Prerequisite: BSCI 55 or BSCI 150 or BSCI 223 or CHEM 101)   4 Credits

3Recommended Third Semester (Pre-admission - Recommended Fall Courses)*

10 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) BSCI 202 - Anatomy and Physiology II   4 Credits
11 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) BSCI 223 - Microbiology for Allied Health or BSCI 263 - Elements of Microbiology   4 Credits
12 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) Arts Elective (Gen Ed course list)   3 Credits
13 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) Communication Elective (Gen Ed course list) (COMM required)   3 Credits

4Recommended Fourth Semester (Spring)

14 Departmental Requirement NURS 101 - Introduction to Clinical Nursing (satisfies Cultural Competence requirement)   6 Credits

5Recommended Fifth Semester (Summer)

15 Departmental Requirement NURS 105 - Pharmacology for Nurses   2 Credits

6Recommended Sixth Semester (Fall)

16 Departmental Requirement NURS 211 - Medical-Surgical Nursing I   7 Credits
17 Departmental Requirement NURS 214 - Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing   3 Credits

7Recommended Seventh Semester (Spring)

18 Departmental Requirement NURS 212 - Medical-Surgical Nursing II   4 Credits
19 Departmental Requirement NURS 218 - Maternal, Child, & Family Nursing   5 Credits

8Recommended Eighth Semester (Fall)

20 Departmental Requirement NURS 231 - Medical-Surgical Nursing III   4 Credits
21 Departmental Requirement Nu 261 - Preparation for Practice   2 Credits
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only Spring Only Summer Only

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only

Spring Only Summer Only

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion

*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)

2020-2021 Curriculum Pathway

2019-2020 Curriculum  Pathway

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

2018-2019 Evening/Weekend Cohort Curriculum Pathway

2017-2018 Evening/Weekend Cohort Curriculum Pathway
* For curriculum information from earlier academic years, please refer to the archives of the FCC Academic Catalog.

Transition-to-RN The Transition-to-RN Program allows Army Medics, Air Force Technicians, Navy Corpsmen, Paramedics, and Licensed Practice Nurses to build on their military medical experience to earn an Associate Degree in Nursing. Upon successful completion of the curriculum, students are eligible to take the NCLEX examination for registered nurse licensure.

No new students currently being admitted in fall 2020

The Transition-to-RN Program (LPN, Paramedic, Veteran Advanced Placement Cohort) program at FCC is a selective admissions program designed specifically for Army Medics, Air Force Technicians, Navy Corpsmen, LPNs, and Paramedics. This pathway is for students who have been accepted into the Transition-to-RN 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 Transition-to-RN Program after all selective admissions courses have been completed. View additional program information here.

Note: Math for Medication Safety Test is required for transition students before starting clinicals. Read important information under Testing on the Enroll Tab above.

 
Guided Pathway to Success (GPS)
Suggested schedules map your path to degree completion. Full-time student: Follow the green semester blocks in order. Students should meet with an advisor each semester to carefully select and sequence courses based on their specific academic goals and interests. Students who take fewer than 15 credits each semester or who  require developmental English or math coursework will need additional semesters to complete their degrees. Summer and January term classes may help students to make faster progress.  

General Education CORE courses can often be taken in any semester. One course must be designated as a Cultural Competence course. A minimum of nine credits must be taken at the 200 level. Refer to the college catalog for course details and the list of General Education and Cultural Competence classes.  

Students are strongly recommended to consult an FCC advisor to select elective courses. Students planning to transfer may also reference ARTSYS, the Maryland Articulation System.  

1Recommended First Semester (Pre-admission - Recommended Summer Courses)*

1 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) ENGL 101 - English Composition   3 Credits
2 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) Mathematics Elective (Gen Ed course list) (MATH 120 or higher required)   3 Credits
3 Pre-admission Course (Elective Prerequisite) Complete Prerequisite for BSCI 201; Consult with advisor to select appropriate course or to select an Elective: BSCI 55, BSCI 150, or CHEM 101   0/4 Credits

2Recommended Second Semester (Pre-admission - Recommended Fall Courses)*

4 Pre-admission Course (PHED HLTH NUTR) Physical Education, Health, or Nutrition Requirement (NUTR 102 or NUTR 200 recommended)**   1 Credit
5 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) PSYC 101 - General Psychology   3 Credits
6 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) Humanities Elective (Gen Ed course list)   3 Credits
7 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) EDPS 210 - Human Growth and Development   3 Credits
8 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) BSCI 201 - Anatomy and Physiology I (Prerequisite: BSCI 55 or BSCI 150 or BSCI 223 or CHEM 101)   4 Credits

3Recommended Third Semester (Pre-admission - Recommended Spring Courses)*

9 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) SOCY 101 - Introduction to Sociology   3 Credits
10 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) Communication Elective (Gen Ed course list) (COMM required)   3 Credits
11 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) Arts Elective (Gen Ed course list)   3 Credits
12 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) BSCI 202 - Anatomy and Physiology   4 Credits
13 Pre-admission Course (Gen Ed Core) BSCI 223 - Microbiology for Allied Health or BSCI 263-Elements of Microbiology   4 Credits

4Recommended Fourth Semester (Fall)

14 Departmental Requirement NURS 105 - Pharmacology for Nurses   2 Credits

5Recommended Fifth Semester (Spring)

15 Departmental Requirement NURS 101 - Introduction to Clinical Nursing ***   6 Credits
16 Departmental Requirement NURS 211 - Medical-Surgical Nursing I ***   7 Credits
17 Departmental Requirement NURS 214 - Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing ***   3 Credits

6Recommended Sixth Semester (Summer)

18 Departmental Requirement NURS 160-Licensed Practical Nurse, Paramedic, and Military Veteran Transition to Nursing Clinical Course   2 Credits

7Recommended Seventh Semester (Fall)

19 Departmental Requirement NURS 212 - Medical-Surgical Nursing II   4 Credits
20 Departmental Requirement NURS 218 - Maternal, Child, and Family Nursing   5 Credits

8Recommended Eigth Semester (Spring)

21 Departmental Requirement NURS 231 - Medical-Surgical Nursing III   4 Credits
22 Departmental Requirement NURS 261 - Preparation for Practice   2 Credits
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only Spring Only Summer Only

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only

Spring Only Summer Only

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion

*The first three recommended semesters consist of pre-admission courses to be completed prior to acceptance into the selective admission Transition-to-RN/Nursing A.S. degree program. Students should consult with an advisor regarding ADN/Transition-to-RN pre-admission requirements and pathway guidance.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
**One PHED, HLTH, or NUTR course is required to earn the Associate Degree in Nursing. NUTR 102 (HE 102) or NUTR 200 (HE 200) Nutrition is recommended to fulfill this requirement for students interested in FCC’s dual-admission Associate-to-Bachelor’s partnerships, or who intend to apply to an RN-to-BSN or BSN program.   

***These course credits are awarded by articulation after successful completion of the 6-credit APUS course: NURS 160 – Fundamentals, Adult, and Mental Health Nursing Transition Course.    

                                                                                                                                                                                                         
No new students currently being admitted in fall 2020.

 Note:
  • NURS 160 Transfer Credit for
  • NURS 101 - Introduction to Clinical Nursing,
  • NURS 211 - Medical-Surgical Nursing I,
  • NURS 214 - Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing awarded from American Public University System (APUS) Articulation Agreement                                                   
The application deadline for the Transition-to-RN program is May 1 for the following fall each year. View detailed admissions instructions.

2020-2021 Curriculum Pathway

2019-2020 Curriculum Pathway
2017-2018 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 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.

1Year 1 – Spring or Summer

FCC Class ENGL 101 - English Composition   3 Credits
FCC Class Mathematics Elective (Gen Ed course list) (MATH 120 - Statistics recommended)   3/4 Credits
FCC Class SOCY 101 - Introduction to Sociology   3 Credits
FCC Class CHEM 101 - General Chemistry I (or BI 55 Preparation for Allied Health or BI 101 General Biology)   3/4 Credits

2Year 1 – Fall

FCC Class Humanities Gen Ed (ENGL 102 - English Composition & Literature recommended) 3 Credits
FCC Class PSYC 101 - General Psychology 3 Credits
FCC Class EDPS 210 - Human Growth and Development   3 Credits
FCC Class BSCI 201 - Anatomy & Physiology   4 Credits

3Year 2 – Spring

FCC Class BSCI 202 - Anatomy & Physiology II   4 Credits
FCC Class BSCI 223 - Microbiology for Allied Health   4 Credits
FCC Class COMM Gen Ed 3 Credits
FCC Class Arts Elective (Gen Ed course list)   3 Credits
FCC Class PHED/HLTH/NUTR (HE102 Nutrition in a Changing World or HE 200 Principles & Applications of Nutrition recommended) 1 Credit

4Year 3 – Fall (Admitted to Nursing Day Option)

FCC Class NURS 101 - Introduction to Clinical Nursing   6 Credits
FCC Class NURS 105 - Pharmacology for Nurses   2 Credits
FSU Class NURS 403 - Elements of the Professional Nursing Role   3 Credits

5Year 3 – Winter – Frostburg

FSU Class 300-Level English (3 weeks – may be completed in different term with permission of advisor)   3 Credits

6Year 3 – Spring

FCC Class NURS 211 - Medical-Surgical Nursing I   7 Credits
FCC Class NURS 214 - Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing   3 Credits
FSU Class NURS 405 - Ethics in Contemporary Nursing Practice   3 Credits

7Year 3 – Summer – Frostburg

FSU Class NURS 401 - Health Assessment   3 Credits
FSU Class MGMT 356 - Leadership and Human Behavior   3 Credits

8Year 4 – Fall

FCC Class NURS 212 - Medical Surgical Nursing II   4 Credits
FCC Class NURS 218 - Maternal, Child, & Family Nursing   5 Credits
FSU Class NURS 406 - Leadership for Nursing Quality and Safety   3 Credits

9Year 4 – Winter – Frostburg

FSU Class FSU NURS Elective (consider NURS 407 Health Finance if interested in MSN) (3 weeks – may be completed in different term with permission of advisor)   3 Credits

10Year 4 – Spring*

FCC Class NURS 231 - Medical-Surgical Nursing III   4 Credits
FCC Class NURS 261 - Preparation for Practice   2 Credits
FSU Class NURS 404 - Nursing Informatics   3 Credits

11Year 4 – Summer – Frostburg

FSU Class NURS 402 - Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice   3 Credits

12Year 5 – Fall – Frostburg**

FSU Class NURS 491 - Population-Focused Nursing Practice   3 Credits
FSU Class NURS 495 - Population-Focused Nursing Practice Practicum   3 Credits
FSU Class NURS 496 - Capstone Project   2 Credits
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only Spring Only Summer Only

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only

Spring Only Summer Only

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion

*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:
See Selective Admissions

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 •  hagable@frostburg.edu

 

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

RN-to-BSN – Towson University Option 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.

1Year 1 – Spring or Summer

FCC Class ENGL 101 - English Composition 3 Credits
FCC Class Mathematics Elective (Gen Ed course list) (MATH 120 - Statistics recommended)   3/4 Credits
FCC Class SOCY 101 - Introduction to Sociology 3 Credits
FCC Class CHEM 101 - General Chemistry I (or BI 55 Preparation for Allied Health or BI 101 General Biology) 3/4 Credits

2Year 1 – Fall

FCC Class Humanities Gen Ed (PH205, PH207, or PH208 Recommended) 3 Credits
FCC Class PSYC 101 - General Psychology 3 Credits
FCC Class EDPS 210 - Human Growth and Development   3 Credits
FCC Class BSCI 201 Anatomy and Physiology I   4 Credits

3Year 2 – Spring

FCC Class BSCI 202 Anatomy and Physiology II   4 Credits
FCC Class BSCI 223 Microbiology for Allied Health   4 Credits
FCC Class Communication (COMM) Gen Ed   3 Credits
FCC Class Arts Gen Ed 3 Credits
FCC Class PHED/HLTH/NUTR (HE 200 Principles & Applications of Nutrition recommended)   1 Credit

4Term 1 – Fall (Admitted to Nursing Day Option)

FCC Class NURS 101 Introduction to Clinical Nursing   6 Credits
FCC Class NURS 105 Pharmacology for Nurses   2 Credits
Towson Class NURS 416 - Multicultural Health Care   3 Credits

5Term 2 – Winter – Towson

Towson Class NURS 486 Seminar (1 credit – Two different topics are required)   2 Credits

6Term 3 – Spring

FCC Class NURS 212 Medical-Surgical Nursing II   7 Credits
FCC Class NURS 214 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing   3 Credits

7Term 4 – Summer – Towson

Towson Class NURS 333 - Profession II: Issues and Advanced Writing   3 Credits
Towson Class Ethics course (if not completed previously) or Upper Level Health Elective   3 Credits

8Term 5 – Fall

FCC Class NURS 212 - Medical-Surgical Nursing II   4 Credits
FCC Class NURS 218 - Maternal, Child, and Family Nursing   5 Credits

9Term 6 – Winter – Towson

FSU Class Upper Level Elective   3 Credits

10Term 7 – Spring*

FCC Class NURS 231 Medical-Surgical Nursing III   4 Credits
FCC Class NURS 261 - Preparation for Practice   2 Credits
Towson Class NURS 349 Health Assessment and Health Promotion Across the Life Span   4 Credits

11Term 8 – Summer – Towson

Towson Class NURS 435 - Research in Nursing   3 Credits

12Term 9 – Fall – Towson**

Towson Class NURS 476 - Nursing and Health VII: Community Health   3 Credits
Towson Class NURS 484 - Nursing and Health IV: Leadership   3 Credits
Towson Class NURS 489 - Degree Completion Practicum   3 Credits
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only Spring Only Summer Only

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only

Spring Only Summer Only

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion

*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:
See Selective Admissions

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  •  bnecker@towson.edu

 

 

* 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 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.

1Year 1 – Fall

FCC Class ENGL 101 English Composition   3 Credits
FCC Class MATH 206 Elementary Statistics or MA 207 Elementary Statistics with Probability recommended   3/4 Credits
FCC Class PSYC 101 General Psychology   3 Credits
FCC Class CHEM 101 General Chemistry   4 Credits
FCC Class Arts Gen Ed   3 Credits

2Year 1 – Spring

FCC Class BSCI103 Anatomy & Physiology   4 Credits
FCC Class ENGL 102 English Composition & Literature   3 Credits
FCC Class SOCY 101 Introduction to Sociology   3 Credits
FCC Class Communications Gen Ed   3 Credits
FCC Class MATH 130 College Algebra or MA 111 Precalculus or MA 210 Calculus I   3/4 Credits

3Year 2 – Fall

FCC Class BICI 104 Anatomy & Physiology   4 Credits
FCC Class EDUC/PSYC 208 Human Growth and Development   3 Credits
FCC Class HLTH 102 Nutrition in a Changing World or HE 200 Principles & Applications of Nutrition   3 Credits
FCC Class Social and Behavioral Science Elective   3 Credits
FCC Class Humanities Gen Ed   3 Credits

4Year 2 – Spring*

FCC Class BSCI 120 Microbiology for Allied Health   4 Credits
FCC Class General Elective   3 Credits
FCC Class General Elective   3 Credits
FCC Class General Elective (if one of the above is not 4 credits)   3 Credits

5Year 3 – Fall

FCC Class NURS 101 Introduction to Clinical Nursing   6 Credits
FCC Class NURS 105 Pharmacology for Nurses   2 Credits

6Year 3 – Spring**

FCC Class NU 211 Medical-Surgical Nursing I   7 Credits
FCC Class NU 214 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing   3 Credits

7Year 3 – Summer

UMSON Class NURS 450 RN-to-BSN Transition: Implications for Practice, Policy and the Profession   3 Credits
UMSON Class NURS 418 Emergency Nursing Care***   3 Credits

8Year 4 – Fall

FCC Class NURS 212 Medical-Surgical Nursing II   4 Credits
FCC Class NURS 218 Maternal Child & Family Nursing   5 Credits

9Year 4 – Spring****

FCC Class NURS 213 Medical-Surgical Nursing III   4 Credits
FCC Class NURS 216 Preparation for Practice   2 Credits

10Year 4 – Summer

UMSON Class NURS 418 Cardiovascular Nursing Care or Pain Management***   3 Credits
UMSON Class NURS 418 Pain Management or Cardiovascular Nursing Care***   3 Credits

11Year 5 – Fall

UMSON Class NURS 452 Nursing Research and Evidence Based Care for the Registered Nurse   3 Credits
UMSON Class NURS 454 Pathophysiologic Implications to Patient Assessment   5 Credits

12Year 5 – Spring*****

UMSON Class NURS 460 Health Informatics for the Registered Nurse   3 Credits
UMSON Class NURS 462 Nursing Leadership and Management for the Registered Nurse   3 Credits
UMSON Class NURS 467 Public Health Nursing Essentials for the Registered Nurse   5 Credits
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only Spring Only Summer Only

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only

Spring Only Summer Only

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion

*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:
See Selective Admissions

 

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  •  tcones@umaryland.edu

Linda Murray, Director, RN-to-BSN Program
410.706.7556  •  linda.murray@umaryland.edu 

* For curriculum information from earlier academic years, please refer to the archives of the FCC Academic Catalog.
FCC summer/fall classes will be delivered primarily online to maintain public safety. Face to face instruction and student interactions will only be conducted when it is necessary, required, and feasible to do so in a safe environment. FCC summer and fall 2020 classes will be offered using the following learning formats

General Education Core Course List

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.
Pre-Health Professions AS (area of concentration in A&S) to BSN Transfer Pathway 2020-2021

To find more information about how credits may transfer from Frederick Community College to a state four-year institution visit ARTSYS or consult a College advisor.

 

Frederick Community College has articulation agreements with the following institutions, allowing students a seamless transfer experience. Students who plan to transfer should speak with an advisor or program manager from their chosen transfer institution before selecting elective courses.




person
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
$46,240.00/yr • +12%*
person
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 2016-2026. Data source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018 Edition.
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