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Nursing

Nursing

Wor-Wic's certificate of proficiency and associate of science degree nursing programs are approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing. Students complete clinical experiences, in addition to studying nursing theory and general education subjects. High school or college courses in biology and chemistry are strongly recommended.

The certificate program in practical nursing is designed to prepare graduates for jobs as licensed practical nurses (LPNs). Graduates who pass the examination in Maryland for licensure as LPNs can give nursing care under the direction of other health care providers in a variety of settings, such as hospitals and nursing homes. This program is approved as part of Maryland's statewide LPN to ADN articulation agreement. The certificate program is based on concepts from the physical, biological and social sciences.

Nursing Career OpportunitiesExternal Link

Intended Learning Goals

Graduates of the certificate program should be able to:
  1. Provide individualized nursing care to clients experiencing selfcare deficits;
  2. Use a variety of communication skills to establish effective communication;
  3. Provide basic self-care information to clients who require support to restore or maintain health and meet self-care needs;
  4. Plan and organize their own assignments in a variety of settings to provide a safe, effective care environment; and
  5. Be responsible for their own nursing practice within accepted ethical and legal parameters.

The associate of science degree program is a registered nursing education program for those with a practical nursing education. This program is designed to prepare graduates for jobs as registered nurses (RNs). Graduates who pass the examination in Maryland for licensure as RNs can give nursing care in a variety of settings, where they may also provide direction to others in the technical aspects of nursing. The associate of science degree program builds on the foundation of the practical nursing program. This program is approved as part of Maryland's statewide RN to BSN articulation agreement. Graduates are granted up to 70 credit hours of direct transfer credit for their Wor-Wic course work when they enroll in one of the BSN programs in the University of Maryland system.

Graduates of the associate degree program should be able to:
  1. Provide individualized nursing care to clients experiencing selfcare deficits;
  2. Use a variety of communication skills and techniques to establish and maintain effective communication;
  3. Implement individualized teaching plans for clients who need information or support to promote, maintain or restore health;
  4. Manage nursing care for a group of clients with common/complex, well-defined health problems in a variety of settings; and
  5. Practice nursing within accepted ethical and legal parameters.

Due to the limited number of spaces available in these programs, selection is on a competitive basis. Interested individuals must follow the procedures in the Nursing Admission Information packetAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon, which is available in the nursing department, in the admissions office or on the college website. In order to be considered for admission in the fall, prospective students must complete the admission requirements by the first Friday in June. Those interested in admission in the spring must complete the admission requirements by the first Friday in October.

In order to graduate with a certificate of proficiency or associate of science degree, students must obtain a grade of "C" or better in all nursing and biology courses. Students must also meet all clinical objectives and maintain current cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification while enrolled in clinical nursing courses.

For additional information about the nursing program, contact Brenda Mister, Nursing Department Head.

Program Outline

Nursing Program Outline Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon

Gainful Employment Disclosures

51.3901 Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training

In compliance with federal gainful employment disclosure requirements, Wor-Wic provides prospective students with on-time completion rates, median loan debt and other information related to certificate program options.

Practical Nursing Certificate of Proficiency

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