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.
The mission of the nursing department is to prepare students for Maryland state licensure eligibility and to obtain entry-level positions with an opportunity for career advancement.
Consistent with the mission of Chesapeake College, nursing faculty embrace the concept of education as centered on learning and as a life-long process that occurs within a framework of personal/professional growth. Moreover, the nursing faculty are fully committed to the belief that the process of education seeks to serve the individual, the profession and the global community. The nursing faculty, and hence the program of study for the Associate of Science in Nursing Degree fully support the ideals of cooperative partnerships and strong community relationships, and highly values that which is diverse in human nature. Graduates of the Chesapeake College/MGW Nursing Program are accountable, adaptable generalists prepared with the knowledge and skills to enter the practice of nursing in a variety of settings and continue study at the Baccalaureate level.
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
For more information contact Lorraine Holden, 410-822-5400 ext. 2203 or email email@example.com.
Nursing Student Handbook, 2015-16