Our Nursing Program combines the art and science of nursing to create caring health professionals who demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to care for patients across the lifespan in a variety of healthcare settings. Classes take place at Central Campus's new, state-of-the-art Health Sciences Center and combine theory with practical application. You'll gain experience with both in the classroom, clinical environments and at our Simulation and Skills Suite.

Graduates are prepared to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN). You may also transfer credits to several degree programs to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

If you're interested in applying to the Nursing Program, you must meet with an academic advisor. Admission to the program's clinical component is highly competitive and based on student grades and results on the TEAS exam.

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Site visit by ACEN on September 18, 2019

The Nursing Program at Montgomery County Community College will host a site visit for continuing accreditation of its Associate Degree Nursing Program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). You are invited to meet with the site visit team and share your comments about the program on:

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Health Sciences Center 2220
Located off of the Cathcart Road entrance
340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422

Written comments are also welcomed and should be submitted to:
Dr. Marsal P. Stoll, EdD, MSN, Chief Executive Officer
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road, NE Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

All comments should be submitted no later than September 3, 2019 For further information, contact Dr. Linda Roy, Director, Nursing Program at 215-641-6431 or LRoy@mc3.edu.

 

End of program student learning outcomes
  • Integrate critical thinking when incorporating knowledge from the sciences and humanities in the delivery of professional nursing care
  • Utilize the nursing process in meeting the health care needs of individuals of diverse sociocultural identities across the lifespan;
  • Implement the roles of the associate degree nurse in a variety of healthcare delivery systems;
  • Demonstrate behaviors that reflect the values of nursing as a caring profession.
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Accreditation

The Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and holds full approval from the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing in Harrisburg, PA.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
website: acenursing.org

The Nursing Program is on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s State Board of Nursing’s Approved List of Professional Nursing Programs with FULL approval status.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s State Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649

Special Admission Requirements

Students may be admitted to the Nursing Program as either a Standard Admission or an Advanced Standing Admission. Standard admission students are those without a nursing license and have not attended another nursing program. Advanced Standing students are those that are licensed LPN’s or have attended another nursing program and are transferring in good academic standing to the Nursing Program at Montgomery County Community College.

Students who apply to the College and indicate Nursing as a major, must meet specific admission criteria to enter the clinical component of the Nursing Program. Declaring nursing as a major does not indicate automatic acceptance into the clinical component of the Nursing Program.

Students who wish to be considered for admission to the clinical component of the Nursing Program must present credentials in accordance with the following admission requirements.

About the admission process

The Nursing Program may be completed on a full- or part-time basis. Courses required by the Nursing Program curriculum are taught throughout the year, with three classes being admitted each academic year (fall, spring and summer).

How to Register for NUR 106: Concepts of Nursing

If you are interested in registering for NUR 106: Concepts of Nursing, you must complete the NUR 106 Intent to Register form. For future semesters, please check back often for updates.

 


Program Curriculum

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General Education Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
MAT 106 Mathematics Applications* 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 206 Human Development - A Life-Span Approach 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Aesthetic Sensibility Aesthetic Sensibility Elective*** 3

Major Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
BIO 131 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (minimum grade of "C" required) 4
BIO 132 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (minimum grade of "C" required) 4
BIO 140 Microbiology and Immunology 4
NUR 050 Nursing Role Transition (grade of "Pass" required receive credit for NUR 110; this course does not yield credits toward the degree) 3
NUR 106 Concepts of Nursing (minimum grade of "C" required)** 3
NUR 110 Introduction to Nursing (minimum grade of "C" required)** 8
NUR 112 Nursing Care of Clients with Uncomplicated Health Care Needs (minimum grade of "C" required)*** 8
NUR 211 Nursing Care of Clients with Complex Health Care Needs (minimum grade of "C" required) 8
NUR 212 Nurse Management of Client Care (minimum grade of "C" required) 8
NUR 213 Professional Issues in Nursing (minimum grade of "C" required) 2

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Full-time sample course schedule

Semester 1

Course ID Title Credits
BIO 131 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (minimum grade of "C" required) 4
MAT 106A Math Applications* 3
BIO 140 Microbiology and Immunology 4
NUR 106 Concepts of Nursing (minimum grade of "C" required)** 3

Semester 2

Course ID Title Credits
BIO 132 Human Anatomy and Physiology II*** (minimum grade of "C" required) 4
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
NUR 110 Introduction to Nursing (minimum grade of "C" required) 8

Semester 3

Course ID Title Credits
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
PSY 206 Human Development- A LifeSpan Approach 3
NUR 112 Nursing Care of Clients with Uncomplicated Health Care Needs (minimum grade of "C" required) 8

Semester 4

Course ID Title Credits
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
NUR 211 Nursing Care of Clients with Complex Health Care Needs (minimum grade of "C" required) 8
Semester 5
COURSE ID TITLE CREDITS
Aesthetic Sensibility Any Aesthetic Sensibility Elective**** 3
NUR 212 Nursing Management of Client Care (minimum grade of "C" required) 8
NUR 213 Professional Issues in Nursing (minimum grade of "C" required) 2

Part-time sample course schedule

Semester 1

Course ID Title Credits
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
Aesthetic Sensibility Any Aesthetic Sensibility Elective**** 3

Semester 2

Course ID Title Credits
BIO 140 Microbiology and Immunology 4
ENG 102 English Composition II 3

Semester 3

Course ID Title Credits
BIO 131 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (minimum grade of "C" required)*** 4
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3

Semester 4

Course ID Title Credits
BIO 132 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (minimum grade of "C" required)*** 4
PSY 206 Human Development: A Lifespan Approach 3

Semester 5

Course ID Title Credits
NUR 106 or NUR 050 Concepts of Nursing (minimum grade of "C" required)** or Transition into Associate Degree in Nursing 3
MAT 106A Mathematics Applications* 3

Semester 6

Course ID Title Credits
NUR 110 Introduction to Nursing (minimum grade of "C" required) 8

Semester 7

Course ID Title Credits
NUR 112 Nursing Care of Clients with Uncomplicated Health Care Needs (minimum grade of "C" required) 8

Semester 8

Course ID Title Credits
NUR 211 Nursing Care of Clients with Complex Health Care Needs (minimum grade of "C" required) 8

Semester 9

Course ID Title Credits
NUR 212 Nursing Management of Client Care (minimum grade of "C" required) 8
NUR 213 Professional Issues in Nursing (minimum grade of "C" required) 2

*If a student tests out of MAT-106A, it is strongly suggested that student takes MAT-131, Introduction to Stat I.

**Advanced Standing LPN students take NUR-050 instead of NUR-106.

***Strongly recommended that six-week summer science courses NOT be taken concurrently with summer clinical nursing courses.

****THA-105 or THA-114 recommended.

In order to maximize the student’s learning there are times when course requirements may necessitate irregular scheduling, adjustments in section assignments, or changes in placement for clinical experience. Students will be informed of any changes as promptly as possible.

Students may repeat two NUR courses. Should a student need to repeat a third NUR course, they will be dismissed from the program. (As per the Nursing Student Handbook a student may request to repeat a third NUR course, permission will be given on an individual basis based on safe clinical performance and recommendation by a faculty committee.)