Top row, L-R: Colton Reasey, Amanda Shomo, Kadie Sollenberger, Professor Sherry Obert, Cameron Painter, Amanda Fulton, and Christy Carbaugh. Bottom row, L-R: Sarah Gingerich, Kassidy Burket, Alison Shinall, and Tamera Lehman.
ALLEGANY COLLEGE OF MARYLAND BEDFORD COUNTY CAMPUS NURSING PROGRAM RECEIVES HIGH RANKING
EVERETT, Penn. (Mar. 19, 2021) – Allegany College of Maryland Bedford County Campus’s nursing program is ranked among the 10 Best RN Programs in Pennsylvania in 2021 according to RegisteredNursing.org. Seventy-seven Pennsylvania schools were analyzed for the ranking process.
ACM’s associate degree in nursing (ADN) program was selected based on a myriad of factors, including student performance on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) RN exam for up to five years. Pass rates for individual schools were averaged together and weighted by the recency of the exam to arrive at the ranking process, according to RegisteredNursing.org.
The ACM Bedford County Campus’s nursing program is housed in the Workforce Development and Nursing Building at the Bedford County Technical Center in Everett, and is designed to be a "ladder-style" nursing program. ADN students can become certified as Nursing Assistants after completing their first semester of study. After their first year of study, students are qualified to take the NCLEX PN exam to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). At the completion of two successful years of study, students earn an associate degree in nursing and are eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN, which is needed to become a Registered Professional Nurse (RN). The college’s ADN program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, and it is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and the Maryland Board of Nursing. Nursing students are placed at clinical sites throughout the community to shadow, learn from and work with practicing health professionals. Clinical sites include the Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, UPMC Bedford, Bedford County area school districts and long term care facilities. Each nursing student earns approximately 500 clinical hours over the course of four semesters under the supervision of a nursing faculty member.
“We’re honored to have our program recognized by this organization. The success can be attributed to the hard work and dedication of our graduates. It really is a privilege to be training the next generation of nurses for our community,” said Sherry Obert, nursing professor at the ACM Bedford County Campus.
Individuals interested in the nursing program at the Bedford County Campus, may email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 814-624-4826. Twenty new students are admitted to the nursing program on odd numbered years with the next class beginning in August 2021.