Cecil College Nursing Program Review
Cecil College (CC) opened its doors in 1968 to serve Cecil County and the surrounding area. The College is open admission and offers associate degrees and certificates, transfer programs, and continuing education. There are more than 100 different associate degree and certificate programs available.
The College enrolls over 2700 students each semester in credit programs, and over 6000 in continuing education. The College has two sites, the North East Campus and Elkton Station. It also has the Family Education Center, JobStart at North Street, the Bainbridge Center, College Crossing, and offers classes at many other locations in the community.
Associate of Science in Nursing
The associate degree nursing (ADN) program trains students to become entry-level nurses. Students must complete 68 credits to finish this program, and graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX-RN) to become a Registered Nurse (RN). Students are admitted into the ADN program in the fall semester.
Students that wish to apply to this program should be aware that there are limited spaces available, and they must meet specific criteria to be eligible. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 2.0, have completed any writing, reading or math developmental courses that were required by their skills assessment test, and have completed Freshman Composition with a grade of at least a C. They must also take General Biology with a lab, and earn at least a C in Anatomy and Physiology I with a lab. In addition, applicants need to submit all transcripts and ACT or SAT scores, and be admitted to the College.
This program has been accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and approved by the Maryland State Board of Nursing.
Practical Nurse Certificate
Students that are interested in a career in basic nursing may apply to the Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program. Students that complete this one year program will earn a certificate of completion and will be eligible to take the LPN licensing exam. Students are admitted to this program in the fall semester.
Students applying to this program must have a GPA of at least 2.0, have completed any writing, reading or math developmental courses that were required by their skills assessment test, and have completed Freshman Composition with a grade of at least a C. They must also take General Biology with a lab, and earn a C or higher in Anatomy and Physiology I with a lab. In addition, applicants need to submit all transcripts and ACT or SAT scores, and be admitted to the College.
LPN to ADN
Students with a current LPN license are encouraged to enroll in the LPN to ADN program, where they will earn an Associate in Science degree and be eligible to take the RN licensing exam upon graduation.
Students applying to this program must meet all the entrance requirements for the ADN program. They must also take the LPN Transition class. Once they complete this course, they will be awarded transfer credit through articulation. The amount of this credit varies, and cannot exceed the amount of credit earned by first year ADN students.
Cecil College has articulation agreements with a number of universities in Maryland and other states for students who wish to continue their education at a four year institution and earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
Continuing Education – Certified Nursing Assistant
Students interested in becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA) may take this five month program. After completing Certified Nursing Assistant Theory and the clinical externship, students will be eligible to be certified in Maryland by the State Board of Nursing.
To apply to the program, students must be a high school graduate or equivalent, and score a passing grade on the Allied Health basic skills exam. They will also need to be CPR certified, fingerprinted and have a background check.
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