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Nursing Frequently Asked Questions

This page contains questions frequently asked of our nursing department about the program.

What is my first step?
Attend a free information session or do the required session online. No registration required. Call 410-777-7318 for information session dates and times.

How long does it take to complete the program?
Students attending full time can complete all general education and nursing curriculum requirements in three years. Learn about the nursing program hybrid option.

Can I transfer courses from other colleges or universities?
Prerequisite and general education courses with a grade of "C" or better are transferable provided the course is consistent with one of our offerings. This is determined by the Records and Registration Office at AACC. The Nursing department Director must approve transfer of credits from another nursing program. Nursing program credits must have been taken within the past two years.

What is the advantage of choosing an associate degree nursing program rather than a bachelor's degree program?

  • Accessible - local community college and local clinical sites used.
  • Affordable - less costly than a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
  • Accountable - quality education with an excellent licensure pass rate.
  • Articulation - can transfer 60 general education credits and 30 credits for an unencumbered RN license to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program; can work as an RN and receive employers' tuition reimbursement to earn higher education.

Where do students get clinical experience?
Clinical experience is received in hospitals on acute medical-surgical, obstetrical, pediatric and critical care units, emergency rooms and operating rooms; in extended care and rehabilitation facilities; with home health and community health agencies; and in psychiatric facilities.