Chesapeake College/Macqueen Gibbs Willis Nursing Program

Nursing Seal 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 the opportunity for career advancement.

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 fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850. Atlanta Georgia. 30326. Phone (404) 975-5000 or

Who Will Care? The case for doubling the number of RNs educated in Maryland (from Maryland Hospital Association)

Lorraine Holden, 410-822-5400 ext. 2203 or email

Nursing Student Handbook, 2015-16