Macqueen Gibbs Willis Nursing Program
Nursing is a health career open to both men and women with various goals, interests, and capabilities. There are many career opportunities available in this field with work in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, industry and physician's offices, and community settings as well. If you have interest in joining this honored work force, our brochures contain all the information you need to get started on obtaining your Maryland nursing license!
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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, including 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 to obtain your Associate's Degree in Nursing.
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.
Request an application to the Nursing Program
Nursing Program admissions information packet
Nursing is one of the fastest growing occupations in the U.S. These dedicated individuals make up the majority of the healthcare industry with 581,500 more nursing jobs expected by 2018. Why? There are several reasons, including an aging population and a large number in the workforce reaching retirement. This is an emotionally fulfilling and rewarding career with many tangible benefits. Click the link at the beginning of this paragraph to learn more, and see why nursing might be the perfect career for you!
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 Degree Program:
Contact the advisor:
Ms. Lorraine Holden, Health Professions Advisor
Dorchester Building, Room D-139
Overview: he 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