Train for a career in nursing and enter one of the fastest-growing professions in the country.


Median Hourly Earnings

Registered Nurse
5,389 Annual Job Openings projected through 2022
All wage and employment data is specific to the regionSussex County, DE (10005)
Dorchester County, MD (24019)
Somerset County, MD (24039)
Wicomico County, MD (24045)
Worcester County, MD (24047)
Accomack County, VA (51001)
taken from EMSI June 2019. Your starting salary may vary.

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
  • ‚Äčan 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.
NLN Accredited CNEA PN
NLN Accredited CNEA ADN

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.

Degree & Certificate Programs

Nursing Admission Information

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 health professions admission information packet. In order to be considered for admission in the fall, prospective students must complete the admission requirements by the last Friday in May. Those interested in admission in the spring must complete the admission requirements by the first Friday in October.

Health Professions Admission Information Packet

CPN & ADN Nursing Program Information Packet

Learn more about real nursing career opportunities!

It's one thing to read about the demand for nurses, but it's quite another thing to see how many opportunities are available right now for qualified nurses in Maryland.

Nursing Career Opportunities

Nursing Student Organization

All nursing students and pre-nursing students can participate in Wor-Wic's Nursing Student Organization (NSO). This student club provides a chance for nursing students to socialize outside of the classroom as members work on a number of service projects that benefit the community.

Learn More About the Nursing Student Organization

Contact Us Admissions 410-334-2895
Dr. Brenda J. Mister Department Head 410-572-8702
Program Advisory Committee Nursing