Chesapeake College/Macqueen Gibbs Willis Nursing Program
Nursing is a health career open to men and women with various goals, interests, and capabilities. Many opportunities are available for nurses in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, community settings, industry and physician’s offices.
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Award: Associate of Science Degree
Nursing: Registered Nurse A.S. Degree
Program Mission: “The mission of the nursing department is to provide a sustainable and transformative educational experience. The nursing department prepares students for licensure eligibility, entry-level positions and continued education in nursing.
Program Description: The Registered Nurse Degree curriculum provides the student with the basic knowledge and skills necessary for competent beginning level practice, and includes a balance of general education and nursing theory. Principles from the humanities and bio-psychosocial sciences are integrally related to nursing theory and research and the learner is required to apply this knowledge to individuals, families, groups and communities in increasingly complex situations as they progress through the curriculum. Theoretical application takes place in a variety of planned clinical settings, and is viewed as an invaluable aspect of the educational process.
Nursing students must receive a grade of “C” or better in all program requirements in order to continue in and graduate from the Nursing Program. Students should consult with the College’s Health Professions Advisor in planning an appropriate program.
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Program Goals: The Registered Nurse Degree program will:
- Facilitate proficiency in content knowledge and skills for the College’s general education competencies.
- Prepare students in four broad program outcomes: Human Flourishing, Nursing Judgment, Professional Identity and Spirit of Inquiry (NLN, 2010, p.9)
- Prepare students for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
- Prepare students for successful careers in the nursing profession or for continued study of professional nursing education at the baccalaureate level.
Getting Started at Chesapeake/MGQ Nursing Program:
Contact the advisor:
Ms. Lorraine Holden, Health Professions Advisor
Dorchester Building, Room D-139
Overview: The Maryland Board of Nursing determines admission to the NCLEX-RN examination. By law, the board may deny licensure for a variety of reasons that include conviction of a felony or crime involving moral turpitude, if the nature of the offense bears directly on the fitness of the person to practice nursing. On the application for licensure, the Board of Nursing will ask candidates if they have ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor (other than a traffic violation). If you know you will legally need to answer "yes" to this question, it is imperative that you contact the Board of Nursing prior to application to confidentially discuss with them your potential eligibility to take the exam.
The Chesapeake College/MGW Nursing Program is fully approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing and the Maryland Higher Education Commission. In addition, the program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, Georgia. 30326. Phone 404-975-5000 or http://www.acenursing.org