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- 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 6, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. EST. This session will be held remotely via Zoom. See the Zoom meeting information (PDF, ) for details on how to attend the meeting and download the information session presentation (PDF, ) .
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.
To apply to the Nursing Program, a student must: a) be enrolled at Montgomery College; b) have completed course work in ENGL 102: Critical Reading, Writing, and Research or ENGL 103: Critical Reading, Writing, and Research in the Workplace, MATH 117 or higher, and BIOL 212: Human Anatomy and Physiology I; c) have met the minimum required scores on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS); 70% in reading and 66% as an adjusted total score d) have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Preference will be given to students who have completed the priority course, BIOL 213: Human Anatomy and Physiology II. For more comprehensive information on admissions requirements, please visit the health sciences admissions page.
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 Transition to Nursing course for LPNs, military medics/corpsmen, and paramedics differs from the regular Nursing Program. It is a bridge program, designed to give credit for prior certification and work experience. For additional information, see the Transition to Nursing Course page.
A student can call the Office of Records and Registration 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
Spring 2018: 384
Fall 2018: 421
Spring 2019: 427
Fall 2019: 477
The Nursing Program’s expected level of achievement (ELA) is that 60 percent of students will complete the Associate Degree Nursing Program within 6 semesters of Full Time Study (150 percent of program length).
Traditional Nursing Program Completion
|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%|
|Spring 2015 to Fall 2017||62.6%|
|Fall 2015 to Spring 2018||45.2%|
|Spring 2016 to Fall 2018||62.7%|
|Fall 2016 to Spring 2019||55.8%|
|Spring 2017 to Fall 2019||Pending|
Transitional Nursing Program Completion (Summer course NURS 130 designed for LPNs and Military Medics who want to transition into the nursing program)
|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||Pending|
|Summer 2017 to Fall 2018||40%|
|Summer 2018 to Fall 2019||Pending|
Expected level of achievement (ELA): 80% of the graduates will successfully complete the NCLEX 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%|
|Fiscal Year 2018||90%||87.70%|
|Fiscal Year 2019||87.2%||79.52%|
Expected level of achievement (ELA) is that 75% of the graduates will have a job in nursing within one year after graduation.
Actual Job Placement Rates
|Year||Job Placement Rate|
|2017-2018||December 2017: 100% ; Spring 2018: 87%|
|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.