CMA to Nursing

The CMA to Nursing program is for currently certified medical assistant CMA (AAMA).  There is specific admission criteria and application deadline date for acceptance into this pathway.  Interested applicants should contact the nursing office for detailed information.

Contact:
Trina Geisler
Advising Specialist for Nursing
301-784-5570
tgeisler@allegany.edu


There are two pathways for certified medical assistants to enter the nursing program.  CMA to LPN or CMA to Nursing.  Both pathways are based on seat availability and enrollment.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Be a graduate of Allegany College of Maryland’s accredited Medical Assistant program through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
  • Hold a current CMA(AAMA) certification
  • Schedule and pass HESI standardized admission test with a required minimum score of 75. Testing will be available from 6/1 through 6/30 each year.  Please refer to https://www.allegany.edu/nursing/what-is-hesi.html for more information regarding this exam.

 


CMA to LPN

Course work is completed online with in person clinical requirements.  For N150W, students are required to set up their own clinical site and work with an RN preceptor to complete required clinical hours.  This option is completed in one fall, spring, and summer semesters.  Pre-Requisites must be completed prior to entering NURS 177.  When course work is successfully completed, graduates will be eligible for NCLEX-PN.

    • Have completed ALL of the General Education Courses WITH A MINIMUM GRADE OF “C”
English 101 3 credits
Mathematics 102 or 109 3 credits
Psychology 101  3 credits
Psychology 203 3 credits
Biological Science 207 4 credits
Biological Science 208 4 credits

 

    • Nursing Courses
NURS 177 Introduction CMA to Nursing 6 credits Fall
NURS150W Nursing II Online 9 credits Spring
PN 106 Mental Health Concepts in Nursing 1 credit Summer
PN 108 Nursing in Society 1 credit Summer
PN 110 Concepts in Maternal-Child Nursing 5 credits Summer

 


CMA to Nursing

Course work is completed in one online transitions course followed by 3 semesters of clinical nursing courses in the face to face setting.  The transitions course is only offered during the fall semester.  When course work is successfully completed, graduates will be eligible for NCLEX-RN.

    • Have completed ALL of the General Education Courses WITH A MINIMUM GRADE OF “C”
English 101 3 credits
Mathematics 102 or 109 3 credits
Psychology 101  3 credits
Psychology 203 3 credits
Biological Science 207 4 credits
Biological Science 208 4 credits

 

    • FOUR additional general education courses are required prior to graduation.
Biological Science 204 4 credits *Must be completed prior to or with N205/N206
Sociology 101 3 credits *Must be completed prior to or with N205/N206
Humanities Elective (2) 6 credits *Must be completed prior to or with N215/N204

 

    • Nursing Courses
NURS 177 Introduction CMA to Nursing 6 credits Fall
NURS 150 Nursing II 9 credits *Based on availability
NURS 205 Nursing III 6 credits *Based on availability
NURS 206 Nursing IV 3 credits *Based on availability
NURS 215 Nursing V 9 credits *Based on availability
NURS 204 Nursing in Society 1 credits *Based on availability

 


 

Applications due by May 1st each spring semester.

**If accepted to the nursing program, students will need to complete all health and background check requirements for clinical courses by the due date. 

 

 

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