Quote from LadyKLibra
Wow!! I looked at the pre-req list for Johns Hopkins and I have all of the pre-reqs except for Chemistry (ugh). Thanks so much for the encouragement and for the links. I really thought that my age might be a detriment for starting out in a nursing program.
I'm glad your found them useful. I am 44 and starting at Hopkins in two weeks. All of my prereqs were done at community colleges, so they definitely don't hold that against you.
When I began to look at nursing schools, I felt the same way that you did, that two year colleges were my only option because I didn't want to be in school for another 4 years. I used the www.discovernursing.com
site to look for schools and discovered many with a two year "transfer" programs, although not all in Maryland. Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia has a similar program.
I would encourage you to visit all of the web sites for schools in the area you are interested in living and see what they have to offer.
Also, these days it is almost easier to get into a "traditional" college because of the huge waiting lists and numbers of applicants to community colleges. Also be aware that community colleges may have strict resident requirements in that they give preference to state and even county residents over out-of-towners.
Good luck with your search!