Congratulations spring 2012 students! You will love the program. AACC students are very well prepared to enter the workforce as RN. I am finishing third semester now and will be entering fourth semester (yeah). We didn't have as many hybrid courses available to us, I think we were the guinea pigs for many of the hybrids. I did love the flexibility of the hybrids. My only complaint was with med-surg2 there was not always consistency between the material presented in class and what the hybrid students received in the power points. Also, some of the power points we got were really badly written, not edited, and had misinformation, so just be careful. On another note, if anyone is interested in purchasing almost all the books you will need I am letting go of mine cheap. Another word of advice. It is a tough market so you will need to get your foot in the door ASAP. After first semester you can apply for your CNA license. Get it as quick as you can and get hired as a tech in a hospital for the duration of your schooling. Baltimore is saturated with nursing schools, each pumping out almost 100 students a semester who will all be looking for jobs when they graduate. When you do your clinicals ask the new hires how long it took them to find work. I came across many BSN graduates who it took them upwards of 6mo. What they had in common was no CNA experience, no in. Many of us currently working have already been promised that we will transition to RN upon graduation. Lastly, you will need to eventually get a BSN. Take the prereqs at AACC. Above what AACC requuires you will need general chemistry and statistics. AACC will push you in the direction of Stevenson for your bSN because there is a matricualtion agreement with them, but there are many other universities to choose from that are way less expensive and have better reputations.