Prince George’s Community College Nursing Program Review


Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) has been educating students since 1958. The College enrolls over 37,000 students each year in over 60 programs of study. It has a main campus in Largo, and has extension centers at the University Town Center in Huntsville, at Andrews Air Force Base in Camp Springs, and the Laurel College Center in Laurel.

Nursing Programs

Registered Nurse (RN) Program

Students enroll in the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program to begin their career in professional nursing. Graduates of this two year program will earn an Associate of Science (AS) degree and will be allowed to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN).

Applicants to this program must be admitted to the College, submit their transcripts, and take the college placement tests, if required. Students will also need to take the prerequisites for the program with a grade of at least a C, and must maintain a GPA of at least 2.5.

The prerequisites for this program are English Composition I, Finite Mathematics or higher, Introduction to Nursing, General Psychology, General Biology, and Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II.

If there are more applicants than spaces available in the ADN program, students will be ranked by their cumulative GPA in all general education courses, not just the program prerequisites. It is to an applicant’s advantage to take as many general education classes as possible before applying.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Program

This entry-level nursing program is two semesters plus one summer long. Graduates of this program earn a certificate and are able to take the LPN licensing exam.

Applicants to this program must be admitted to the College, submit their transcripts, and take the college placement tests, if required. Students will also need to take the prerequisites for the program with a grade of at least a C, and must maintain a GPA of at least 2.5.

The prerequisites for the LPN program are English Composition I, Introduction to Practical Nursing, General Psychology, General Biology, and Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II.

If there are more applicants than spaces available in the LPN program, students will be ranked by their cumulative GPA in all general education courses, not just the program prerequisites. It is recommended that students take as many general education classes as possible before applying.

LPN to RN Transition Option

This program allows LPNs to earn their AS degree and take the RN licensing exam. Students that meet the qualifications for this program will be able to enter the second year of the ADN program, after completing the LPN to RN Transition class with a grade of C or higher.

Applicants must have an LPN license and complete the prerequisites with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

The prerequisites for this program are Finite Mathematics or higher, Introduction to Nursing, General Psychology, General Biology, Microbiology, and Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II.

Paramedic (EMT-P) to RN Transition Option

Students with an active EMT-P license and three years of paramedic experience may apply to this program. They will need to complete the prerequisites with a C or higher, and take the EMT-P to RN Transition class, which is only offered in the summer. After completing the transition class with a C grade or better, they will be allowed to enter the ADN program in the second year of classes.

The prerequisites for this program are Finite Mathematics or higher, General Psychology, General Biology, Microbiology, and Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

This program trains students to provide basic patient care in long term care facilities and hospitals. Graduates are able to work as CNAs, and are allowed to take the Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA) certification exam.

This program offers 96 hours of classroom instruction and 52 hours of clinical practice, as well as 12 hours of test prep for the GNA exam.

Certified Medicine Aide (CMA)

GNAs with one to two years of experience may take this program. After completing the requirements, they may take the CMA exam. This program requires 38 hours of classroom time and 37 hours of clinical practice to complete.

Contact:
Prince George’s Community College
301 Largo Road,
Largo, MD 20774-2199

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