- 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
The Nursing Information Session is now recorded. The purpose of the video is to understand the nature of the nursing program including the application process, how to be a competitive applicant, the commitment required to be successful, and the nursing curriculum. Additional information can be found in the nursing information session packet (PDF, ) .
Additional Question and Answer sessions with be offered prior to application deadlines on the second Monday of February, March, and July at 4 p.m. on zoom. The Q&A sessions are NOT substitutes for watching the video and reading the website. Additional questions can be emailed to Nursing.Program@montgomerycollege.edu.
- February 12, 2024, 4:00 p.m. EST
After registeringnew window you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
- March 11, 2024, 4:00 p.m. EST
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Admission to Montgomery College is open to all; however, the nursing program is a selective application-based program limited to 192 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:
- be enrolled at Montgomery College;
- have completed course work with a C or better in the following courses:
- ENGL 102 (Critical Reading, Writing, and Research) or ENGL 103 (Critical Reading, Writing, and Research in the Workplace)
- MATH 117 (Elements of Statistics) or higher
- BIOL 212 (Human Anatomy and Physiology I)
- BIOL 213 (Human Anatomy and Physiology II)
- have met the minimum required scores on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) (70% in reading and 66% as an adjusted total score)
- have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
For more comprehensive information on admissions requirements, please visit the health sciences admissions page.
The upcoming application deadlines for the Nursing Program are:
The application deadline for fall entry into the program is April 1.
The application deadline for spring entry into the program is August 1.
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 form is a downloadable and fillable pdf. Once completed, the application needs to be returned via the email listed on the front of 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, Doctors Community Hospital, Holy Cross Germantown Hospital, Holy Cross Silver Spring Hospital, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, National Naval Medical Center, Shady Grove Medical Center, Sibley Hospital, Suburban Hospital, Veterans Administration Medical Center, White Oak Medical Center, and community clinics and agencies in the local area.
|Year||# of Students|
The Nursing Program’s expected level of achievement (ELA) is that 45 percent of students will complete the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program within 4 semesters of Full Time Study (100 percent of program length). The ELA is 60 percent for students to complete the ADN Program within 6 semesters of Full Time Study (150 percent of program length).
|Traditional Program Option
100% Completion Rate
|150% Completion Rate
|Spring 2021||100||30%||Pending Fall 2023|
Transitional Nursing Program Completion
(Summer course NURS 130 designed for LPNs and Military Medics who want to transition into the Nursing Program.)
|LPN Transition Program Option
100% Completion Rate
|125% Completion Rate
(no cohort this summer)
(no cohort this summer)
(no cohort this summer)
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%|
|Fiscal Year 2020||92.37%||87.78%|
|Fiscal Year 2021||88.59%||86.45%|
|Fiscal Year 2022||75.86%||82.11%|
|Ethnic/Racial Minority||Fall 2021||Spring 2022||Fall 2022||Spring 2023|
|Total||394 Students||283 Students||330 Students||249 Students|
Full-time Faculty/Part-time faculty & Clinical Staff Demographics
|Ethnic/Racial Minority||Full-time Faculty||Part-time faculty & Clinical Staff|
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 Director of Nursing. Upon review, the Director of Nursing 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.