Our Nursing Program offers a comprehensive, affordable, high quality education taught
by expert health care providers with advanced degrees. Access to state-of-the-art
equipment and hands-on-experience in a variety of clinical settings will teach you
the science of healing and the art of compassion.
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
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Our ladder-style program offers an Associate of 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.
The graduate will use clinical reasoning skills and evidenced based practice to make
judgements and provide safe, quality care promoting the health of clients in diverse
health care settings.
The graduate will demonstrate professionalism in the workplace and will continue with
lifelong learning to maintain competency and licensure.
The graduate will be able to effectively communicate and collaborate with clients,
family members and members of the health care team to effectively manage client care.
Utilizing evidenced-based practice, clinical reasoning skills, and the core components*
of nursing practice, the graduate of the Associate Degree Nursing Program will provide
for clients in diverse health care settings by:
Assess the client's ability to meet basic needs by utilizing information from appropriate
resources and integrating theoretical concepts in a holistic manner.
Develop and prioritize nursing diagnosis based on an analysis of assessment data.
Plan nursing care collaboration with client and other health care personnel based
on nursing diagnosis to maintain or restore an optimal level of health or achieve
a dignified death.
Implement plans of care in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner.
Evaluate the effectiveness of the plan of care based on client outcomes and making
revisions as necessary.
Perform technical skills, integrating scientific principles in a safe, efficient,
and accountable manner.
Assume responsibility for professional growth, lifelong learning and self-development.
*Core Components: Professional behaviors, communication, assessment, clinical decision-making,
caring interventions, teaching and learning, collaboration, and managing care.
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.
*** Our graduates from 2020 have not all tested and that data will be provided once
we have the final numbers.
Program Completion Rates
Defined as completing the program in 1 ½ times the program length or 6 semesters
*Some students still in the program and are on track to graduate within 6 semesters.
The Associate of Science in nursing program at Allegany College of Maryland meets
the state education requirements for a Registered nursing license in the states listed
below. Contact the state regulatory agency for nursing in any other state for which
this information is needed.
States where graduates can obtain RN licensure: (NCLEX state board test)
States where graduates MAY NOT qualify for licensure:
US Virgin Islands
Northern Mariana Islands
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.