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Nursing Nursing Nursing
Contact: Vanessa Lovato, Director of Nursing Education • • 301.846.2607 Admissions: Jefferson Hall (J200) • • 301.624.2716 Advising: Jefferson Hall (J200) • • 301.846.2471 Financial Aid: Jefferson Hall (J300) • • 301.846.2620
Contact: Vanessa Lovato, Director of Nursing Education
301.846.2607

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).

PREREQUISITES

For the RN program, students should successfully complete all developmental courses (see next section) and the following college‐level courses before being admitted into clinicals:
 

· BI103 ‐ Anatomy & Physiology I

· BI104 ‐ Anatomy & Physiology II

· BI120 ‐ Microbiology for Allied Health


These additional courses must be completed prior to graduation. It is highly advised that they be completed prior to entering the clinical component.
 

· EN101 ‐ English Composition I

· PS101 ‐ General Psychology

· ED/PS208 ‐ Human Growth & Development

· (ED/PS208 may be titled Life Span Development at other colleges)

· SO101 ‐ Introduction to Sociology

· CMSP103 or CMSP105 or CMSP107 ‐ Communications Elective

· General Education: Math Elective

· General Education: Humanities Elective

· General Education: Arts Elective

· Any PE or Health course (PE 108 or HE102 are recommended)

 

2Apply

 

NURSING PROGRAM APPLICATIONS

RN Day Option Application

 

LPN Certificate Application

 

*View Nursing Application detailed instructions here.

 

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

 

For Pre-Health Professions: Associate Degree in Nursing
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

Nursing Brochure

3Test

STUDENTS APPLYING FOR ADMISSION TO CLINICALS

 

Math Aptitude Test - All Students

Math for Medication Safety Test - All Students

TEAS Test - All Students


Math Aptitude Test - All Students

Students applying to the clinical portion of the nursing program, should take the Math Aptitude Test as part of the admission criteria. The Math Aptitude Test is scheduled AFTER the nursing application deadline.

Admission to Clinicals Math Aptitude

  • Practice Test 
    1. 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
    2. Continue to “Organizational Catalog” and click “Nursing Program”
    3. Select “Nursing Program Math Aptitude Test: Applying for Admission” and click the drop-down box (“˅”) located to the left
    4. Click “Enroll”
    5. Click “Submit” to complete the self-enrollment, then click “OK”
    6. Click “Practice Test” to begin
  • Test Schedule (see below)

If you are applying to the clinical portion of the nursing program, the Math Aptitude Test is one of the criteria used for admission. Students applying for clinicals must contact the Testing Center (301.846.2522) in advance to schedule an appointment to take this test. Testing is held in February for fall ADN admission, May for Transition Program and September for spring ADN admission.

The test can only be taken once per admission cycle and points are earned based on the results. Currently, 2 points are earned for a score of 95-100% and 1 point is earned for a score of 90%. No points are earned for less than 90%. Please refer to the Admission Criteria tab for information on the points. Please refer here for the “Transition Program for LPNs, Paramedics, and Veterans.” 


Math for Medication Safety Test - All Students
Medication Safety is of the utmost concern as you pursue your goal of becoming a Registered Nurse. Your math skills will assist you to be successful in the nursing program and your career.

The principles that will be tested include:
  • Convert measurements within the metric system
  • Calculate household measurements
  • Convert household to metric measurements
  • Calculate proportions
  • Solve an algebraic formula/equation for x
  • Solve multiplication and division problems with decimals
  • Solve problems that include fractions
  • Convert minutes to hours and calculate time (including international time)
  • Solve word problems
  • Perform normal rounding
The following conversions must be learned for best results:
 
1 fluid ounce = 30 milliliters 1 ounce = 28.35 grams 1 hour = 60 minutes
1 teaspoon = 5 milliliters 1 foot = 0.3048 meters 1 minute = 60 seconds
1 tablespoon = 15 milliliters 1 gram = 1000 milligrams 1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds
1 cup = 240 milliliters    

Test Schedules

The Math Aptitude test for Summer 2019 Transition Program admission will be administered during the month of May 2019. Applicants must call the Testing Center at 301.846.2522 to schedule the test. You must bring a photo ID with you. Testing should take between 30-60 minutes to complete.

The dates/times are as followed:

Summer 2019 Transition Program Admission (call Testing Center for appointment after 4/15/19)

DAY
DATE TIME
Monday May 6, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday May 7, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday May 8, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday May 9, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

 

The Math Aptitude test for Spring 2020 ADN admission will be administered during the month of September 2019. Applicants must call the Testing Center at 301.846.2522 to schedule the test. You must bring a photo ID with you. Testing should take between 30-60 minutes to complete.

The dates/times are as followed:  

Spring 2020 ADN Admission (call Testing Center for appointment after 9/3/19)
DAY DATE TIME
Wednesday September 25, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday September 26, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday September 27, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday September 28, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Monday September 30, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday October 1, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


TEAS
Students who wish to apply for admission to FCC's Associate’s Degree in Nursing Program (including LPN‐RN applicants) or Licensed Practical Nursing Certificate program must take the TEAS before the admission deadline for the respective program. If a student does not complete the TEAS test, their application will not be evaluated.

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 scores to be accepted into FCC nursing programs have been determined by a committee of Nursing educators and assessment specialists and supported by peer‐reviewed evidence.

TEAS Test Dates
 

DAY DATE TIME
Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:00am-3:00pm
Wednesday July 24, 2019 9:00am-3:00pm
Thursday July 25, 2019 9:00am-3:00pm
Friday July 26, 2019 9:00am only
Monday July 29, 2019 9:00am only
Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:00am-3:00pm
Wednesday August 14, 2019 9:00am-3:00pm
Thursday August 15, 2019 9:00am-3:00pm
Monday September 9, 2019 9:00am only
Tuesday September 10, 2019 9:00am-3:00pm
Wednesday September 11, 2019 9:00am-3:00pm
Thursday September 12, 2019 9:00am-3:00pm
Monday September 13, 2019 9:00am only

TEAS Practice Test

 

Frequently Asked Questions about the TEAS
 

WHEN SHOULD I TAKE THE TEAS?

  • Students must register for and take the TEAS test prior to their appropriate application deadline. Ideally, applicants should complete the TEAS prior to submitting their application to the program.
  •  It is recommended that students wait to take the TEAS until after developmental level courses are complete. This will not be possible for a small number of Practical Nursing applicants due to the timing of the LPN admission cycle. In the case of such students, simply wait to take the TEAS until as many developmental courses as possible are complete. The TEAS must still be completed prior to the application deadline.

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.
  • The application online can be found online at www.atitesting.com and 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 test 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. Ignore any other option that may appear.

WHERE SHOULD I GO ON MY SCHEDULED TEST DATE?

  • Tests are held on the main campus at the FCC Testing Center, L‐104. Nursing applicants should report to the reception desk in L‐104 15‐minutes before the scheduled appointment. If unfamiliar with the campus, please call 301‐846‐2522 for further directions or to have concerns addressed prior to arriving on campus.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE TEST?

  • Nursing applicants must arrive to the Testing Center with a valid Photo ID with signature (US Government or US State issued ID such as a driver’s license), FCC student ID number, and a copy of your ATI e‐mail confirmation as proof of payment. No other items, such as cell phones or food/drink, are permitted. Writing materials will be provided by the FCC Testing Center for calculations. Calculators are not allowed during the TEAS test.

HOW MUCH DOES THE TEST COST?

  • The cost of the test is $80.00. Students are required to pre‐pay and pre‐register for the TEAS test (see registration instructions above). Payment is made online at the time of registration and can be made by credit or bank card. Non‐FCC students applying to other programs must pay an additional $30 upon arriving at the Testing Center for their appointment. The FCC Testing Center accepts cash, check made payable to FCC, and credit or bank cards.
  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 visit the FCC Bookstore to purchase TEAS study materials. Copies of the ATI Official study manual are available on reserve in the FCC Library L‐200. 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").
  • 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.

SCORES

Applicants who have earned both a minimum overall score in the proficient range and a minimum reading score of 69% on the same TEAS test will be considered for admission.

Other FAQs Answers to additional questions can be found in the Nursing Program Requirement

 

Math for Medication Safety 

  • Practice Test 
    1. 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
    2. Continue to “Organizational Catalog” and click “Nursing Program”
    3. Select “Nursing Program Math for Medication Safety Test for Clinical Students” and click the drop-down box (“˅”) located to the left
    4. Click “Enroll”
    5. Click “Submit” to complete the self-enrollment, then click “OK”
    6. 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 Fall  2019 semester are required to pass the Math for Medication Safety Test with a 95% on or before September 3, 2019. 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

All tests will be given in the Testing Center. Students must call the Testing Center (301.846.2522) to schedule a date/time. Appointments will be accepted starting on August 1, 2018 for the Fall 2019 semester. The last test will be administered 30 minutes prior to the end of the session. Students will be required to show a picture ID and follow all Testing Center security procedures.

Any questions or concerns, please contact John Tuskan.

Test Schedule for Fall 2019 Semester:

Only clinical nursing students enrolled in NU101, NU211, NU212, NU213, NU214, NU216, and NU 218. Students are required to call the Testing Center (301.846.2522) to schedule the test after July 31, 2019.
 
DAY DATE TIME
Monday August 26, 2019 9:00am  -  5:30pm
Tuesday August 27, 2019 9:00am  -  5:30pm
Wednesday August 28, 2019 9:00am  -  5:30pm
Thursday August 29, 2019 9:00am  -  5:30pm
Friday August 30, 2019 9:00am  -  3:00pm
Tuesday September 3, 2019 9:00am  -  5:30pm



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)
Vanessa Lovato
Director of Nursing Education, Nursing
Vanessa Lovato
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 Welcome 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.

Pre-Health Professions – Pre-Nursing The Pre-Health Professions Area of Concentration within the A.S. in Arts & Sciences – Pre-Nursing 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

Available Online

Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.
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

Available Online

Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.
* For curriculum information from earlier academic years, please refer to the archives of the FCC Academic Catalog.

Practical Nursing 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 (Summer)

1 Departmental Requirement ENGL 101 - English Composition   3 Credits
2 Departmental Requirement Mathematics Elective (Gen Ed course list) (MATH 120 - Statistics recommended)   3 Credits

2Recommended Second Semester (Fall)

3 Departmental Requirement EDPS 210 - Human Growth and Development   3 Credits
4 Departmental Requirement BSCI 201 - Anatomy and Physiology I *   4 Credits

3Recommended Third Semester (Spring)

5 Departmental Requirement BSCI 202 - Anatomy and Physiology II   4 Credits
6 Departmental Requirement BSCI 223 - Microbiology for Allied Health   4 Credits

4Recommended Fourth Semester (Spring)

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

5Recommended Fifth Semester (Spring)

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

6Recommended Sixth Semester (Summer)

11 Departmental Requirement NLPN 112 - Nursing Across the LifeSpan   8 Credits
12 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

Available Online

Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.
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

Available Online

Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.
*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.


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 – Daytime Cohort 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 (Summer)

1 Gen Ed Core ENGL 101 - English Composition   3 Credits
2 Gen Ed Core Mathematics Elective (Gen Ed course list) (MATH 120 - Statistics recommended)   3 Credits
3 Gen Ed Core SOCY 101 - Introduction to Sociology   3 Credits
4 Gen Ed Core Communications Elective (Gen Ed course list) (COMM required)   3 Credits
5 PHED/ HLTH/ NUTR Physical Education, Health, or Nutrition Requirement (NUTR 102 or NUTR 200 recommended)   1 Credit

2Recommended Second Semester (Fall)

6 Gen Ed Core Humanities Elective (Gen Ed course list)   3 Credits
7 Gen Ed Core PSYC 101 - General Psychology   3 Credits
8 Departmental Requirement EDPS 208 - Human Growth and Development   3 Credits
9 Gen Ed Core BSCI 201 - Anatomy and Physiology I  (pre-req BSCI 55 or BSCI 150 or BSCI 223 or CHEM 101)   4 Credits

3Recommended Third Semester (Spring)*

10 Gen Ed Core BSCI 202 - Anatomy and Physiology II   4 Credits
11 Departmental Requirement BSCI 223 - Microbiology for Allied Health   4 Credits
12 Gen Ed Core Arts Elective (Gen Ed course list)   3 Credits

4Recommended Fourth Semester (Fall)

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

5Recommended Fifth Semester (Spring)

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

6Recommended Sixth Semester (Fall)

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

7Recommended Seventh Semester (Spring)

19 Departmental Requirement NURS 231 - Medical-Surgical Nursing III   4 Credits
20 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

Available Online

Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.
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

Available Online

Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.
*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)

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 Cohort 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 (Fall)

1 Gen Ed Core ENGL 101 - English Composition   3 Credits
2 Gen Ed Core Mathematics Elective (Gen Ed course list) (MATH 120 - Statistics recommended)   3 Credits
3 Gen Ed Core SOCY 101 - Introduction to Sociology   3 Credits
4 Gen Ed Core BSCI 201 - Anatomy and Physiology I (pre-req BSCI 55 or BSCI 150 or BSCI 223 or CHEM 101)   4 Credits
5 PHED/HLTH/NUTR Physical Education, Health, or Nutrition Requirement (NUTR 102 or NUTR 200 recommended)   1 Credit

2Recommended Second Semester (Spring)

6 Gen Ed Core Humanities Elective (Gen Ed course list)   3 Credits
7 Gen Ed Core PSYC 101 - General Psychology   3 Credits
8 Departmental Requirement EDPS 208 - Human Growth and Development   3 Credits
9 Gen Ed Core BSCI 202 - Anatomy and Physiology II   4 Credits

3Recommended Third Semester (Fall)

10 Departmental Requirement BSCI 223 - Microbiology for Allied Health or BSCI 263 - Elements of Microbiology   4 Credits
11 Gen Ed Core Arts Elective (Gen Ed course list)   3 Credits
12 Gen Ed Core Communications Elective (Gen Ed course list) (COMM required)   3 Credits

4Recommended Fourth Semester (Spring)

13 Departmental Requirement NURS 101 - Introduction to Clinical Nursing   6 Credits

5Recommended Fifth Semester (Summer)

14 Departmental Requirement NURS 105 - Pharmacology for Nurses   2 Credits

6Recommended Sixth Semester (Fall)

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

7Recommended Seventh Semester (Spring)

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

8Recommended Eighth Semester (Fall)

19 Departmental Requirement NURS 231 - Medical-Surgical Nursing III   4 Credits
20 Departmental Requirement Nu 261 - Preparation for Practice   2 Credits
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*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)

2019-2020 Curriculum 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 Program 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.

The Transition-to-RN 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 (Summer)

1 Departmental Requirement NURS 50 Preparation for Nursing (Optional)   1 Credit

2Recommended Second Semester (Fall)

2 Departmental Requirement NURS 105 Pharmacology   2 Credits

3Recommended Third Semester (Spring)

3 Departmental Requirement NURS 160 Transfer Credit for   0/6 Credits
Departmental Requirement NURS 101- Introduction to Clinial Nursing,   0/6 Credits
Departmental Requirement NURS 211 - Medical-Surgical Nursing I,   0/6 Credits
Departmental Requirement NURS 214 - Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing awarded from American Public University System (APUS) Articulation Agreement   0/6 Credits

4Recommended Fourth Semester (Summer)

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

5Recommended Fifth Semester (Fall)

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

6Recommended Sixth Semester (Spring)

7 Departmental Requirement NURS 231 - Medical-Surgical Nursing III   4 Credits
8 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

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Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.
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

Available Online

Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.
* 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.

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. Enroll in the FCC Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program.
  2. If accepted into FCC nursing clinicals, apply to the Frostburg ATB program.
  3. If accepted into the Frostburg ATB program, enroll in Frostburg BSN courses while completing FCC nursing clinicals.


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 EN 101 English Composition 3 Credits
FCC Class Mathematics Gen Ed (MA 206 or MA 207 recommended) 3/4 Credits
FCC Class SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 Credits
FCC Class CH 101 General Chemistry (or BI 55 Preparation for Allied Health or BI 101 General Biology) 3/4 Credits

2Year 1 – Fall

FCC Class Humanities Gen Ed (EN 102 English Composition & Literature recommended) 3 Credits
FCC Class PS 101 General Psychology 3 Credits
FCC Class ED/PS 208 Human Growth and Development   3 Credits
FCC Class BI 103 Anatomy & Physiology   4 Credits

3Year 2 – Spring

FCC Class BI 104 Anatomy & Physiology   4 Credits
FCC Class BI 120 Microbiology for Allied Health   4 Credits
FCC Class CMSP 101 Introduction to Communication Studies, CMSP 103 Speech Fundamentals, CMSP 105 Small Group Communication, or CMSP 107 Career Communications 3 Credits
FCC Class Arts Gen Ed 3 Credits
FCC Class PE/Health Requirement (HE 102 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 NU 101 Introduction to Clinical Nursing   6 Credits
FCC Class NU 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 NU 211 Medical-Surgical Nursing I   7 Credits
FCC Class NU 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 NU 212 Medical-Surgical Nursing II   4 Credits
FCC Class NU 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 NU 213 Medical-Surgical Nursing III   4 Credits
FCC Class NU 216 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
FCC or FSU Class Gen Ed Humanities Elective 3 Credits
FCC or FSU Class Identity & Difference Elective   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

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Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.
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

Available Online

Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.

*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).

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 RN to BSN Admission Requirements:

  1. Unencumbered RN License in the U.S. or qualified to complete state licensure exam
  2. Official transcripts from all schools attended
  3. Prerequisite courses as shown in the curriculum pathway above


Frostburg State University Contact:
Dan Saunders
ATB Coordinator, Frostburg State University
301.687.3418  •  drsaunders@frostburg.edu

FCC/Frostburg RN-to-BSN Brochure

* 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. Enroll in the FCC Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program.
  2. If accepted into FCC clinicals, apply to the Towson University ATB program.
  3. If accepted into Towson University’s ATB program, enroll in Towson University BSN courses while completing FCC nursing clinicals.


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 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 EN 101 English Composition 3 Credits
FCC Class Mathematics Gen Ed (MA 206 or MA 207 recommended) 3/4 Credits
FCC Class SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 Credits
FCC Class CH 101 General Chemistry (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 PS 101 General Psychology 3 Credits
FCC Class ED/PS 208 Human Growth and Development   3 Credits
FCC Class BI 103 Anatomy & Physiology   4 Credits

3Year 2 – Spring

FCC Class BI 104 Anatomy & Physiology   4 Credits
FCC Class BI 120 Microbiology for Allied Health   4 Credits
FCC Class CMSP 101 Introduction to Communication Studies, CMSP 103 Speech Fundamentals, CMSP 105 Small Group Communication, or CMSP 107 Career Communications   3 Credits
FCC Class Arts Gen Ed 3 Credits
FCC Class PE/Health Requirement (HE 200 Principles & Applications of Nutrition recommended)   1 Credit

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

FCC Class NU 101 Introduction to Clinical Nursing   6 Credits
FCC Class NU 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 NU 211 Medical-Surgical Nursing I   7 Credits
FCC Class NU 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 NU 212 Medical-Surgical Nursing II   4 Credits
FCC Class NU 218 Maternal Child & Family Nursing   5 Credits

9Term 6 – Winter – Towson

FSU Class Upper Level Elective   3 Credits

10Term 7 – Spring*

FCC Class NU 213 Medical-Surgical Nursing III   4 Credits
FCC Class NU 216 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
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Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.
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

Available Online

Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.

*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.
 

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.


Frederick Community College ADN Admission Requirements:
See Selective Admissions

Frederick-TU ATB General Info Sheet 2019

Towson University ATB/RN-to-BS Admission Requirements

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Unencumbered RN license once ADN program is completed


Towson University Contact:

Charla L. Fowlkes, MA
Academic Program Manager/FYE Advisor
Department of Nursing Towson University
410.704.2391  •  cfowlkes@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. Enroll in the FCC Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program.
  2. If accepted into FCC clinicals, consult with the FCC Dual-Admission Partnership advisor.
  3. Apply to the UMSON RN-to-BSN Dual-Admission Partnership.
  4. If accepted into the UMSON RN-to-BSN Dual-Admission Partnership, enroll in UMSON BSN courses while completing FCC nursing clinicals.


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 EN 101 English Composition   3 Credits
FCC Class MA 206 Elementary Statistics or MA 207 Elementary Statistics with Probability recommended   3/4 Credits
FCC Class PS 101 General Psychology   3 Credits
FCC Class CH 101 General Chemistry   4 Credits
FCC Class Arts Gen Ed   3 Credits

2Year 1 – Spring

FCC Class BI 103 Anatomy & Physiology   4 Credits
FCC Class EN 102 English Composition & Literature   3 Credits
FCC Class SO 101 Introduction to Sociology   3 Credits
FCC Class Communications Gen Ed   3 Credits
FCC Class MA 130 College Algebra or MA 111 Precalculus or MA 210 Calculus I   3/4 Credits

3Year 2 – Fall

FCC Class BI 104 Anatomy & Physiology   4 Credits
FCC Class ED/PS 208 Human Growth and Development   3 Credits
FCC Class HE 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 BI 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 NU 101 Introduction to Clinical Nursing   6 Credits
FCC Class NU 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 NU 212 Medical-Surgical Nursing II   4 Credits
FCC Class NU 218 Maternal Child & Family Nursing   5 Credits

9Year 4 – Spring****

FCC Class NU 213 Medical-Surgical Nursing III   4 Credits
FCC Class NU 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

Available Online

Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.
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

Available Online

Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.

*Complete FCC degree requirements for Pre-Health Professions Associate’s Degree and gain admission to FCC Nursing Program – Day Option upon completion of Year 2 – Spring.

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

***Three NURS418 electives are required for the RN-to-BSN program. Three sample elective courses are listed above. Prerequisites for other 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).

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)
 

University of Maryland School of Nursing Contact:

Marisa Rhodes, Admissions Counselor
410.706.6831  •  mrhodes@umaryland.edu

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

FCC/UMSON RN-to-BSN Brochure

* For curriculum information from earlier academic years, please refer to the archives of the FCC Academic Catalog.
General Education Core Course List

For related non-credit continuing education and workforce development programs, see CNA Certified Nursing Assistant, Dental Assisting & Dental Radiography , or Patient Care Technician. While continuing education and workforce development courses do not provide academic credits, participants experience affordable, flexible and rewarding programs, with select courses offering industry recognized training for licensure and career certification at the state and national level.
Students can transfer the equivalent of 60 credits to any four-year institution in Maryland. To find more information about how credits will 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.




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