Montgomery College Nursing Program Review
Takoma Park/Silver Spring (TP/SS) is one of the campuses of Montgomery College (MC). There are also campuses in Germantown and Rockville.
Montgomery College was founded in 1946, and held its first classes in a local high school. The College now enrolls over 60,000 students each year. The Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus serves a vibrant urban neighborhood, has a newly opened Health Sciences Center, and offers many programs in health sciences.
Associate of Science (AS) in Nursing
This program is a two year course of study that trains students to be professional nurses. Graduates of this program are able to take the Registered Nurse (RN) licensing exam.
To be admitted to this program, students must first apply to the college and be admitted with a temporary major of pre-nursing, or they may enter as general admission, or any major with open admission. Students that are admitted to the nursing program will be assigned the nursing major. Applicants are required to have a high school diploma or GED, minimum 2.5 GPA and must take the TEAS exam.
Applicants will also need to complete the prerequisite classes of Techniques of Reading and Writing I and Principles of Biology to be able to apply. Students that want to qualify for priority admissions must also complete Techniques of Reading and Writing II or Writing for Technology and Business, Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II, and Survey of College Mathematics or higher.
To continue in the program, students must earn a C or higher in their math and biology courses, and in all nursing courses.
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and Military Medics/Corpsmen to RN
This program allows LPNs and military medics or corpsmen to enter the third semester of the AS in nursing program, after completing the prerequisites and the transition course in the summer semester before their nursing classes begin.
To apply to this program, students need to submit an application, transcripts, and a letter of reference, and take the TEAS exam. The prerequisites for this program are Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Techniques of Reading and Writing I, Survey of College Mathematics or higher, and General Psychology. It is also recommended that students take the following courses before applying: Microbiology, Techniques of Reading and Writing II, Introduction to Sociology, and an Arts and a Humanities elective.
Foreign Nurse Graduates
Foreign nurse graduates applying to Montgomery College will need to submit a letter from the Maryland Board of Nursing that identifies what courses they need to take to become licensed in Maryland, as well as a copy of their Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools report. They will be required to take Basic Health Assessment with a C or higher, and will then be eligible for admission into the courses they need.
Nursing Refresher – Clinical and Classroom
This continuing education class is for RNs who have left the nursing profession and wish to return. Students need to show they once held an RN license to enroll.
Certified Nursing Assistant/Geriatric Nursing Assistant (CNA/GNA)
Students wishing to become CNAs must take the CNA Classroom and Clinical courses. Applicants need to be at least 18 and have a social security number, must pass the mandatory reading test, and take the orientation. After completing the program, students that want to work as GNAs are eligible to take the state certification exam.
Montgomery College – Takoma Park/Silver Spring
7600 Takoma Avenue,
Takoma Park, MD 20912