Our ladder-style program offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing, which will enable you to apply for and take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), which is needed to become a Registered Nurse (RN).
You will be eligible for certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA) upon completion of your first semester of study.
After completing your first year of our Nursing program and a five-week summer course, you'll be eligible for the NCLEXPN or to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
Completing the second year of our Nursing program enables you to apply for the NCLEX-RN or licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse (RN).
Throughout the course of the nursing program students are placed in various clinical sites. Students are in the clinical setting approximately 1400 hours over the course of four semesters under the supervision of a nursing faculty member.
The ACM Nursing program is designated as a Health Manpower Shortage Program by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC).
Allegany College of Maryland Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) formerly - National League for Nursing, Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Utilizing evidenced-based practice, clinical reasoning skills, and the core components* of nursing practice, the graduate of the Associate Degree Nursing Program will provide for clients in diverse health care settings by:
RN Licensing Exam Student Success
Percentage of students who successfully passed the NCLEX-RN exam on the first attempt in a calendar year.
|Grads taking NCLEX-RN exam||80||72||81|
|Test-takers passing NCLEX-RN exam||71||60||72|
|Allegany College of Maryland NCLEX-RN Pass Rate||89%||83%||89%|
|National NCLEX-RN Pass Rates Associate Degree Nursing||83%||82%|
* Allegany College of Maryland NCLEX-RN pass rates are reflective of aggregated rates for all graduates testing in Maryland, Pennsylvania and elsewhere from January 1 thru December 31 for the year noted.
Our experienced, knowledgeable faculty and staff are excited to share their expertise with you and prepare you to succeed in the diverse, dynamic field of nursing.