Main Content
Nursing Baner

Nursing

Do you thrive on being part of high pressure, fast-paced team environments but also enjoy quiet, one-on-one interactions? Are you a compassionate, organized individual who constantly plans for the unknowns of the world? If you're looking for a career that offers versatility, job security, and a venue for improving the lives of others, a future in nursing may just be your calling. Let Allegany College of Maryland's Nursing program prepare you for the career of a lifetime.

Overview

Two nursing students looking at a manualToday's nurses not only provide care and comfort to patients and their families, but take an active role in health education and disease prevention. They serve as patient advocates in a variety of healthcare settings, helping families handle all of life's major events and everything in between. 

Our Nursing program prepares you to meet the technical, medical, and emotional challenges of today’s healthcare industry by offering a two-year ladder-style program of increasing knowledge, responsibility, and certification. For example, you'll be eligible for certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant/Geriatric Nursing Assistant (CNA or GNA) upon completion of your first semester of study. After completing your first year of our Nursing program and a five-week summer course (offered on our Cumberland campus), you'll be eligible for the NCLEXPN or to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). (A one-year career program that qualifies you to apply for a Certificate in Practical Nursing is also available.)  Completing the second year of our Nursing program enables you to apply for the NCLEX-RN or licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse (RN) as well as your Associate of Science degree in Nursing  from Allegany College of Maryland. In addition, we offer RN completion tracks to currently Licensed Practical/Vocational nurses in either a face to face classroom setting or via distance learning - LPN-RN Online Program.

All of our nursing ladder programs prepare you to seek employment upon program completion. The programs are offered on the main campus in Cumberland, Maryland (day and evening courses are available), or at our branch campuses in Somerset County and Bedford County, Pennsylvania as well as our site location in Garrett County, Maryland.

If you're interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree in nursing from a four-year institution, our Associate of Science degree in Nursing also prepares you for transfer.

The ACM Nursing program is designated as a Health Manpower Shortage Program by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). Maryland residents from counties other than Allegany County who register in this eligible program will be charged the out-of-county tuition rate. However, these students may be eligible to receive reimbursement for a portion of the cost difference between the in-county and out-of-county tuition rates. Funding availability for this program is based on funding from the state of Maryland and is thus subject to change each semester. Some restrictions apply. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.

Our programs are approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing, 4140 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215-2254 (410) 585-1900, 1-888-202-9861.  In addition, the program located at each of the Pennsylvania Campuses is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing, P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649 or 2601 North Third Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110, (717) 783-7142.  The Nursing Program is also accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404-975-5000

Course Info
As a Nursing(RN) program student, you'll expand your knowledge and gain career training through a variety of challenging courses, including:
  • Basic nursing practice
  • Man's eight basic needs
  • Professional behavior
  • Communication skills
  • Assessments
  • Clinical decision-making
  • Diet therapy
  • Treatment of common diseases and health problems
  • History of nursing
  • Current trends in nursing
  • Basic principles in caring for childbearing and child rearing family
  • Caring for the elderly
  • Mental health conditions
  • Medical/surgical healthcare conditions

Throughout the course of the nursing program students are placed in various clinical sites. Students are in the clinical setting approximately 1400 hours over the course of four semesters under the supervision of a nursing faculty member.

A full listing of program courses and their descriptions can be found in the credit catalog.

These links open to specific catalog pages and are best viewed through Firefox, Crome, or Internet Explorer.  Safari browsers will not link to the specific page. 

Career Info

Nursing program graduates enjoy enriching and rewarding careers in a variety of settings, including:

  • General hospitals in medical-surgical, obstetrics, pediatrics, critical care, psychiatric, and emergency care areas.
  • Extended care facilities
  • Clinics
  • Colleges and schools
  • Community health agencies
  • Industries
  • Physicians' offices.

Additionally, the nursing profession also encompasses specialty areas such as legal, forensic, and transplant. With the proper educational and professional background, nurses can advance to various positions in nursing management, advanced practice, and education.

View Salary Information from the U.S. Dept. of Labor

Faculty/Staff Info

Nursing Department Director and Staff

Deborah CostelloDeborah A Costello, Professor and Program Director

301-784-5574
dcostello@allegany.edu
Allied Health 218

A.A., Allegany College of Maryland
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Maryland
RN

Patricia CrawfordPatricia Crawford, Assistant to the Director

301-784-5379
pcrawford@allegany.edu
Allied Health 218

A.S., A.A., Allegany College of Maryland
B.S., Geneva College

Rosemary SchroederRosemany Schroeder, Nursing Skills Lab Manager

301-784-5619
rschroeder@allegany.edu
Allied Health 272

B.S.N. University of Maryland
RN

Colleen HeinrichColleen Heinrich, Administrative Assistant

301-784-5606
cheinrich@allegany.edu
Allied Health 220

A.S., Allegany College of Maryland

Heather SloaneHeather Sloane, Part Time Secretary

301-784-5334
hsloane@allegany.edu
Allied Health 216

A.A.S., Allegany College of Maryland

Full Time Nursing Faculty

Diane ChaseDiane Chase, Assistant Professor

301-784-5588
dchase2478@allegany.edu
Allied Health 266

A.S., Allegany College of Maryland
B.S.N., West Virginia University
M.S.N. Benedictine University
RN

Sandy ClarkSandy Clark, Associate Professor

301-784-5597
sclark@allegany.edu
Allied Health 268

A.S., Allegany College of Maryland
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Phoenix
RN

Rick CooperRick Cooper, Professor

301-784-5569
rcooper@allegany.edu
Allied Health 214

A.A., Allegany College of Maryland
B.S.N., M.S.N., West Virginia University
RN

Matthew HottleMatthew Hottle, Assistant Professor

301-334-0530
mhottle@allegany.edu
Garrett County Location

A.S. Fairmont State University
B.S.N. University of Phoenix
M.S.N. Walden University
RN

Melanie MadeyMelanie Madey, Assistant Professor

301-784-5562
mmadey@allegany.edu
Allied Health 266

A.A. Mount Aloysius College
B.S.N., M.S.N. Duquesne University
RN

Cindy MorseCindy Morse, Associate Professor

814-624-4826
lmorse@allegany.edu
Bedford County Technical Center

A.A.S. Harford Community College
B.S.N., M.S.N. Kaplan University
Doctoral studies at Capella University
RN

Cheryl NelsonCheryl Nelson, Associate Professor

301-784-5576
cnelson@allegany.edu
Allied Health 271

A.A., Allegany College of Maryland
B.S.N., M.S.N., Shenadoah University
Post Masters Certificate Women's Health, West Virginia University
RN, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC

Sherry ObertSherry Obert, Professor

814-624-4826
sobert@allegany.edu
Bedford County Technical Center

B.S.N., The Pennsylvania State University
M.S.N., University of Maryland
RN

Brenda OwensBrenda Owens, Associate Professor

301-784-5584
bowens@allegany.edu
Allied Health 216

A.A., Allegany College of Maryland
B.S.N., Indiana University
M.S., University of Pittsburgh
RN, FNP-BC

Melinda RomesbergMelinda Romesberg, Associate Professor

301-784-6128
mromesberg@allegany.edu
Somerset County Campus

B.S.N, Alderson-Broaddus College
M.S., Carlow College
RN

Terrie RothTerrie Roth, Associate Professor

301-784-5561
troth@allegany.edu
Allied Health 265

A.S. Allegany College of Maryland
B.S., B.S.N Franklin University
Masters Business Administration, Franklin University
M.S.N. University of Jacksonville
RN

Jaime StriplinJaime Striplin, Assistant Professor

301-784-5573
jstriplin@allegany.edu
Allied Health 204

A.A., A.S. Allegany College of Maryland
B.S.N. University of Maryland
M.S. N. Towson University
RN

Maureen SwoggerMaureen K Swogger, Professor

301-784-5571
mswogger@allegany.edu
Allied Health 213

B.S.N., Alderson-Broaddus College
M.S., University of Maryland
RN

Jennifer ThorneJennifer Thorne, Assistant Professor

301-784-5566
jthorne2373@allegany.edu
Allied Health 217

A.S. Allegany College of Maryland
B.S.N., M.S.N. Chamberlain College
RN

Theresa WoyTheresa Woy, Professor

301-784-6115
twoy@allegany.edu
Somerset County Campus

A.A., Mount Aloysius College
B.S.N., Gwynedd Mercy College
M.S.N., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
RN

Part Time Nursing Faculty

Regina BransonRegina Branson, Instructor

301-784-5564
rbranson@allegany.edu
Allied Health 272

A.A. Allegany College of Maryland
B.S. N. University of Maryland
M.S.N. Mountain State University
RN

Amber ConwayAmber Conway, Instructor

301-784-5570
aconway@allegany.edu
Allied Health 216

A. Radiology Technologist, West Virginia University
A.S. Allegany College of Maryland
B.S.N. Ohio State University
Enrolled in Master’s Program Capella University
RN

Tracey DavidsonTracey Davidson, Instructor

301-784-5564
tdavidson@allegany.edu
Allied Health 272

A.S. Allegany College of Maryland
B.S.N., M.S.N Chamberlain College
Doctoral studies at Chamberlain University

Rondal ZapfRondal Zapf, Instructor

301-784-5672
rzapf@allegany.edu
Allied Health 112 - Nurse Managed Wellness Center

A.S. Allegany College of Maryland
B.S.N. University of Phoenix
M.S.N. Shenandoah University

Amber ZelinskyAmber Zelinsky, Instructor

301-784-5570
azelinsky@allegany.edu
Allied Health 216

A.S. Westmoreland Community College
B.S.N. Walden University
M.S.N. Grand Canyon University
RN



Nursing Director, Coordinator and Staff - Online LPN-RN Program

Deborah CostelloDeborah A Costello, Professor and Program Director

301-784-5574
dcostello@allegany.edu
Allied Health 218

A.A., Allegany College of Maryland
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Maryland
RN

Sharon WalkerSharon Walker, Professor and Online LPN-RN Coordinator

301-784-5563
swalker@allegany.edu
Allied Health 272

B.S.N., The Pennsylvania State University
M.S.N., University of Phoenix
Doctoral studies at Grand Canyon University
RN

Heather SloaneHeather Sloane, Office Staff

301-784-5334
hsloane@allegany.edu
Allied Health 216

A.A.S., Allegany College of Maryland

Nursing Faculty Online LPN-RN Program


Deborah CostelloDeborah A Costello, Professor and Program Director

301-784-5574
dcostello@allegany.edu
Allied Health 218

A.A., Allegany College of Maryland
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Maryland
RN

Cynthia BridgesCynthia Bridges, Associate Professor

301-784-5572
cbridges@allegany.edu
Allied Health 244

A.A., Allegany College of Maryland
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Maryland
MBA, Frostburg State University
RN

Sandy ClarkSandy Clark, Associate Professor

301-784-5597
sclark@allegany.edu
Allied Health 272

A.S., Allegany College of Maryland
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Phoenix
RN

Rick CooperRick Cooper, Professor

301-784-5569
rcooper@allegany.edu
Allied Health 214

A.A., Allegany College of Maryland
B.S.N., M.S.N., West Virginia University
RN

Marilyn EvansMarilyn L. Evans, Professor

301-784-5562
mlevans@allegany.edu
Allied Health 213

A.A., Allegany College of Maryland
B.S., M.S., University of Maryland
RN

Cynthia NeffCynthia K Neff, Professor

301-784-5561
cneff@allegany.edu

B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Maryland
RN

Cheryl NelsonCheryl Nelson, Associate Professor

301-784-5576
cnelson@allegany.edu
Allied Health 271

A.A., Allegany College of Maryland
B.S.N., M.S.N., Shenadoah University
RN

Sherry ObertSherry Obert, Associate Professor

814-624-4826
sobert@allegany.edu
Bedford County Technical Center

B.S.N., The Pennsylvania State University
M.S.N., University of Maryland
RN

Brenda OwensBrenda Owens, Associate Professor

301-784-5584
bowens@allegany.edu
Allied Health 216

A.A., Allegany College of Maryland
B.S.N., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.S., University of Pittsburgh
RN

Melinda RomesbergMelinda Romesberg, Associate Professor

301-784-6128
mromesberg@allegany.edu

B.S.N, Alderson-Broaddus College
M.S., Carlow College
RN

Javan SchellerJavan K Scheller, Professor

301-784-5566
jscheller@allegany.edu

A.S., Mount Aloysius College
B.S.N., West Virginia University
M.S.N., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
RN

Rosemary Schroeder

Rosemary Schroeder, RN, BSN

301-784-5619
rschroeder@allegany.edu

B.S.N., University of Maryland
RN

Maureen SwoggerMaureen K Swogger, Professor

301-784-5571
mswogger@allegany.edu
Allied Health 266

B.S.N., Alderson-Broaddus College
M.S., University of Maryland
RN

Sharon WalkerSharon Walker, Associate Professor

301-784-5563
swalker@allegany.edu
Allied Health 272

B.S.N., The Pennsylvania State University
M.S.N., University of Phoenix
RN

Theresa WoyTheresa Woy, Professor

301-784-6115
twoy@allegany.edu

A.A., Mount Aloysius College
B.S.N., Gwynedd Mercy College
M.S.N., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
RN

Aimee YounkinAimee Younkin

ayounkin@allegany.edu

B.S.N. Carlow College
M.S.N. Carlow University
Doctoral studies at Capella University
RN

Program Options

 

Associate Degrees

Nursing (RN)

LPN-RN Online

 

Certificate Programs

Practical Nursing



Transfer Programs

Nursing Transfer Program

These links open to specific catalog pages and are best viewed through Firefox, Crome, or Internet Explorer.  Safari browsers will not link to the specific page. 

Pursuing a bachelor's degree in nursing from a four-year institution?

To ensure that your credits will be received by your prospective transfer college, please consult with your advisor and a staff member in the Student Success Center. (If you've transferred clinical nursing college credits or general education college credits from another institution to enter our nursing program, you may not fall under this category. Please refer to the Associate Degree in Nursing program admission criteria.) Successful completion of the Nursing transfer program qualifies you to apply for an Associate of Science degree in Arts and Sciences. Because students following the ACM transfer curriculum will not take clinical nursing classes while at the College, they will not be eligible for RN licensure upon completion.