Baltimore region advice(admissions)

  1. Hello board! Need your advice if you are familiar with Baltimore area schools.
    I'm considering an ADN with transferrable credits to BSN.
    I'm moving to Baltimore in a few months and I plan on attending either Baltimore City Community College or one of the two Community College of Baltimore County,Essex/Cantonsville.
    I haven't been able to find a website that rates community college programs or pass rates for NCLEX-RN for graduates and my eyes are about to become glazed over indefinitely!Would someone from experience with the schools or the graduates or the websites that I might access this info from please respond.
    Thankyou sooooo much
    Brad in Dallas
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   MD_Rn
    First off... WELCOME TO BALTIMORE! I have lived here for 3 years and I am very happy here. Maryland is a great place to be in terms of opportunities in health care. We have some of the best hospitals around. But no, *lol* they don't pay any better than anybody else. And, if you find you have the unlikely moment of free time as a nursing student, Maryland has alot of great things to do as well... did I mention we also won the superbowl??

    Ok, now as for your question... I have worked with students from Catonsville Community College and have oriented their graduates. I find that they have a good program, tough but good, and produce capable nurses. No offense to anyone reading, but I can't say much for the Baltimore City students I have encountered. I think your decision to pursue a Associates first is a wise one. I have had my associates for a number of years and am now getting my BSN. Many of the area colleges offer RN to BSN programs, University of MD and College of Notre Dame to name a few. Good luck in your studies and let me know if there is anything else I can do for you to help your move.

    Website for Catonsville.... http://www.ccbc.cc.md.us/campuses/ca...rs/c_nurse.htm

    [This message has been edited by MD_Rn (edited February 03, 2001).]

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  4. by   ratchit
    I like the previous posters input- those who have oriented a programs grads have a great point of view.

    You can get pass rates on boards for different programs from the board. The easiest way is to ask the school- they keep a close eye on that stuff.
  5. by   Hypoxic Pixel Eyes
    MD_RN,Rachit(love that username.Isn't that from a Mel Brooks movie?)
    Thank you both for your input.
    I wanted impartial opinions based on the place where the rubber meets the road,pt care.
    NCLEX-RN pass rates are a precursor to that but trying to rate the graduates value as someone who you would want to have on the floor working with you instead of needing to bail them out of all thier messes and take care of thier pt's too.
    I want to be a nurse that you hope you're working with and that the pt's talk about to they're family not they're attorney.
    I hope I can be that but first I should know what the graduates are like in the "real world".
    By the way, congratulations to the Baltimore Ravens! Dick Vermeil is going to be coaching my Kansascity Cheifs next year(don't let his first name fool you)so you better watch out next year!
    Brad
    Dallas,TX

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