- Information Sessions
- Special Admissions Information
- Additional Expenses and Financial Aid Information
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Clinical Rotations
- Completion and Success Rates/Program Outcomes
- Transferring In to MC's Nursing Program
We strongly encourage prospective students to attend a nursing program information session, which are held throughout the year to provide students with critical information about the program.
Upcoming Info Sessions:
- Monday, July 8, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
Health Sciences Building, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus (map and directions)
7977 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910
These hour-long sessions cover a variety of topics, including how to become competitive for admission, the application process, and the nursing curriculum. You may also download the nursing information session packet. (PDF, ) Professor Dianna Matthews, nursing program chair, conducts these sessions and is available for general questions. The information sessions are not substitutes for individual counseling. We strongly encourage prospective students to attend a session and, if necessary, schedule an appointment for advising with Maureen Mirowski, health sciences counselor at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus.
Admission to Montgomery College is open to all; however, the nursing program is a selective application-based program limited to 132 students each semester. Visit the Health Sciences Admissions page for complete details, including special admissions requirements and the health sciences application.
There are additional costs associated with starting the nursing program upon acceptance and enrollment, including immunizations, uniforms, testing fees, textbooks, CPR certifications, and more. See Approximate Costs of Starting the Nursing Program (PDF, ) for more information.
The upcoming application deadlines for the Nursing Program are:
Semester of Entry into the Program
Fall Semester of 2019: Monday April 1, 2019
Spring Semester of 2020: Thursday August 1, 2019
Fall Semester of 2020: Wednesday April 1, 2020
Spring Semester of 2021: Monday August 3, 2020*
*Please note that when April 1 falls on a weekend the following Monday is considered the application deadline.
We recommend that you always check the Nursing Program Admissions webpage, or call the program directly if there are any questions about the deadlines.
No, the LPN and Military Medic/Corpsman programs differ from the regular Nursing Program. They are bridge programs, designed to give credit for prior certification and work experience. For additional information on these programs you can visit their respective web pages:
A student can call the Office of Enrollment Services at 240-567-1501 or the College Recruiter at 240-567-1583. Applications are also available for download from the Health Sciences Admissions webpage. The application should be mailed or hand-delivered to the Office of Enrollment Services on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus. The address is listed on the application.
The Nursing Program office does not accept or process applications.
Clinical rotation is a significant component of the Montgomery College Nursing Program. Hospitals, nursing homes, and other health agencies within the major metropolitan area provide the setting for a variety of clinical experiences which are planned as a vital part of each Nursing Course.
Some of our program's clinical sites include Adventist Behavioral Health, Children's National Medical Center, Doctor's Hospital, Georgetown University Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, National Naval Medical Center, Shady Grove Medical Center, Sibley Hospital, Suburban Hospital, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Washington Adventist Hospital, and community clinics and agencies in the local area.
Spring 2016: 343 students
Fall 2016: 328 students
Spring 2017: 334 students
Fall 2017: 374 students
The Nursing Program’s expected level of achievement (ELA) is that 70 percent of students will complete the Associate Degree Nursing Program within 6 semesters of Full Time Study (150 percent of program length). Traditional Program Completion for the last three years:
|Spring 2013 to Fall 2015||78.6%|
|Fall 2013 to Spring 2016||67.6%|
|Spring 2014 to Fall 2016||73.7%|
|Fall 2014 to Spring 2017||65.3%|
|Summer 2013 to Summer 2014||84.2%|
|Summer 2014 to Fall 2015||76.5%|
|Summer 2015 to Fall 2016||73.7%|
|Summer 2016 to Fall 2017||Results Pending|
NCLEX per Maryland Board of Nursing
Expected level of achievement (ELA): 80% of the graduates will successfully complete the licensure examination on the first attempt within the fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).
|Year||MC Pass Rate||MD Pass Rate|
|Fiscal Year 2014||84.38%||74.30%|
|Fiscal Year 2015||74.85%||74.28%|
|Fiscal Year 2016||76.22%||75.55%|
|Fiscal Year 2017||87.02%||77.60%|
Expected level of achievement (ELA) is that 75% of the graduates will have a job in nursing within one year after graduation.
Job placement rates for the last 3years:
|Year||Job Placement Rate|
|Ethnic/Racial Minority||Full-Time Nursing Faculty (33 total)||Nursing Clinical or Part-Time Faculty (29 total)||Nursing Students (354 total)|
Montgomery College's Nursing Program only accepts students in good academic standing from accredited nursing programs. Good academic standing is defined as a student who earned letter grades of "A", "B", or "C" in Nursing courses.
Students with unsuccessful nursing course attempts or failures in any nursing course(s) - in any program - are not eligible candidates for transfer into MC Nursing. These students may apply to the program following the admissions criteria for all applicants and attempt to enter the program from the beginning and the first semester of courses. An unsuccessful attempt may include a course withdrawal, letter grade of "D" or "F".
Transfer students in good standing will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis based upon documented training and experience.
- Transfer students will be required to submit: a letter requesting transfer, a copy of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) results, a copy of their official transcript, Nursing course descriptions, and Nursing course syllabi to the Nursing Program Director. Upon review, the Nursing Program Director will arrange an appointment with the transfer candidate.
- Transfer students must meet the Test of Essential Academic Skills eligibility with scores of: Reading 70% and Adjusted Individual Total Score of 66% or higher. TEAS scores are valid for 24 months.
- Transfer students will be required to demonstrate clinical skills competencies for all nursing pre-requisite courses and may be required to complete NURS 114: Professionalism and Communications, NURS 121: Health Assessment, NURS 129: Pathophysiology and Pharmacology in Nursing courses with a grade of “C” or better.