Humanities coursework grounds your education in a solid understanding of language
and culture. Now more than ever, citizens need critical thinking and excellent communication
skills to navigate our complex society. Humanities areas include Music, Art, Philosophy,
Communication, and English. Students may pursue Associate's degrees in English and
Art, certification in Spanish, and/or a Letter of Recognition in Leadership Development.
Knowledge and skills to meet the technical, medical, and emotional challenges of today's
healthcare industry including:
History of nursing
Basic nursing practices
Basic principles in caring for childbearing & child rearing family
Man's eight basic needs
Current trends and treatment of common diseases and health problems
Caring for the elderly
Mental health conditions
Increase communication skills, professional behavior, clinical decision-making and
Hands-on career training at off-campus clinical sites
Interprofessional clinical experiences through our Nurse Managed Wellness Clinic
What will you do?
Registered Nurses (RNs) typically enjoy rewarding careers as:
Medical-surgical, obstetric, pediatric, critical care, psychiatric, and emergency
care nurses at hospitals
Extended care or clinic nurse College/school nurse
Community health nurse
Physicians office nurse
Additionally, RNs can continue their education to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing
that can help you become a leader in the nursing profession, filling roles such as
a charge nurse, nurse manager, unit supervisor, division nurse leader, or director
Take a look at what our lifelong learners have to say about Continuing Education at
Allegany College of Maryland!
Our ladder-style program offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing,
which will enable you to apply for and take the National Council Licensure Examination
(NCLEX), which is needed to become a Registered Nurse (RN).
You will be eligible for certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Geriatric
Nursing Assistant (GNA) upon completion of your first semester of study.
After completing your first year of our Nursing program and a five-week summer course,
you'll be eligible for the NCLEXPN or to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
Completing the second year of our Nursing program enables you to apply for the NCLEX-RN
or licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse (RN).
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.
Prepare students in knowledge and skills of human expression for the purpose of transfer
to institutions of higher education and/or to promote greater opportunity in the workforce.
Foster student competency in interpersonal skills and cultural literacy.
Introduce and reinforce skills in critical thinking to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate
demonstrations of human expression of written/oral/artistic means.
Students will demonstrate coherent, unified and effectively developed bodies of oral
and written forms of communication reflective of purpose and audience, whether creative,
academic, or career.
Students will evaluate and analyze forms of expression, written/oral/artistic, to
make judgments, draw inferences, and recognize bias.
Students will identify and describe personal connections to particular themes in fine
arts and humanities using discipline-specific terminology and concepts.
Students will demonstrate competency in the foundation of discipline-specific skills
in the humanities.
RN Licensing Exam Student Success
Percentage of students who successfully passed the NCLEX-RN exam on the first attempt
in a calendar year.
Grads taking NCLEX-RN exam
Test-takers passing NCLEX-RN exam
Allegany College of Maryland NCLEX-RN Pass Rate
National NCLEX-RN Pass Rates Associate Degree Nursing
* Allegany College of Maryland NCLEX-RN pass rates are reflective of aggregated rates
for all graduates testing in Maryland, Pennsylvania and elsewhere from January 1 thru
December 31 for the year noted.
Meet the Faculty
Our experienced, knowledgeable faculty and staff are excited to share their expertise
with you and prepare you to succeed in the diverse, dynamic field of nursing.