Howard Community College
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, Maryland 21044
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
ADN Program Details
Howard Community College's associate of arts degree in nursing is designed to prepare new graduates to assume careers as registered nurses in a variety of health care settings. The program is accredited by the National League for Nursing and approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing.
Completion of the program and recommendation by the director of nursing entitles graduates to be considered for admission to the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The associate of arts degree in nursing articulates into Maryland public colleges and universities with bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) programs. This provides an exceptional opportunity for students interested in entering the nursing field as soon as possible who also have the goal of furthering their education and professional advancement.
The clinical component of the Traditional RN program begins in the fall (day and evening/weekend options) and the spring (day only) semesters, and lasts for two years. Applications are only accepted for the fall semester.
LPN Program Details
Howard Community College's Licensed Practical Nursing Certificate Program prepares graduates to assume careers as licensed practical nurses. Licensed practical nurses work under the direction of doctors and registered nurses in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, extended care facilities, nursing homes, clinics, health maintenance organizations, doctors' offices and private homes caring for newborn infants, elderly patients and patients with long-term or chronic illness.
The primary responsibilities of licensed practical nurses in these settings encompass basic patient care, such as taking vital signs, preparing and administering treatments and medications including injections, assisting patients with hygienic care, and providing comfort and psychological support to patients.
The clinical component of the LPN program begins in the fall semester for both the day and evening/weekend options, and lasts 11 months.