The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that demand for nurses will grow “much faster than average” in the next decade. Great job prospects and nearly unlimited opportunities for advancement await as you progress through your nursing career and continue your education. In fact, it’s not uncommon for highly-skilled nurses with advanced degrees to make six-figure salaries!
Take your first step at Wor-Wic. We offer two programs for those who want to become nurses:
- a certificate program for those who wish to become licensed practical nurses (LPNs); and
- an associate degree program for those who want to become registered nurses (RNs).
The certificate program is based on concepts from the physical, biological and social sciences. 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 associate degree program is for those with a practical nursing education. Graduates who pass the examination in Maryland for licensure as RNs can give nursing care in a variety of settings, where they could also provide direction to others in the technical aspects of nursing. This program is approved as part of Maryland's statewide RN to B.S.N. 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 B.S.N. programs in the University of Maryland system. Students who complete Wor-Wic's associate degree program also have the option of completing 16 additional credits in specified course work at Wor-Wic and transferring to Wilmington University, where they can take 34 additional specified credits to earn a B.S.N.
Both 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 mission of the Wor-Wic's Nursing Department is to provide quality practical and associate degree nursing education programs at a reasonable cost for students of diverse backgrounds and various levels of educational preparation on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The program provides a foundation for nursing practice to meet the changing needs of local health care agencies and to prepare graduates for further education.