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    Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) offers the Associate of Applied Science nursing degree and the opportunity to progress to an RN to BSN degree and/or a BSN to MSN degree at Penn State University or Immaculata University, the collaborative partners.

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    • NCLEX Pass Rate 92
    • Accreditations ACEN Accredited
    • Location Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
    • Programs ASN/ADN, BSN, MSN, RN-to-BSN, Other
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    Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) is a two-year, public community college.

    Undergraduate


    Transition Into Associate Degree Nursing (LPN to RN)

    This program is designed to aid the student who is eligible for advanced standing with socialization from the previous role to the role of the Registered Nurse. The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is eligible to apply to this program.

    Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

    The RN to BSN program is for nurses who have previously earned an Associate of Science in Nursing degree from MCCC and hold a valid RN license. The student can seamlessly transfer thirty-three (33) credits to Penn State University, the collaborative partner for the RN to BSN degree program.

    The Nursing Program at Montgomery County Community College has a mission to educate, prepare, and train students who have a compassionate, caring, committed heart. The training involves critical thinking skills within the nursing process to care for human needs in different healthcare settings. Students learn to develop their skills with the basis in arts and science as part of the beginning curriculum. Within the nursing program, these courses are incorporating into future learning with the lecture, classroom, the college nursing laboratory, and clinical experiences.

    Graduates of the nursing program are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). After passing the NCLEX-RN exam and receiving state RN licensure, nurses are then able to apply transfer credits to degree programs beyond the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Nursing.

    Admission Guidelines

    The Nursing Program has the option to be completed at a full- or part-time basis with classes starting in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters each year.

    The Nursing Program is extremely competitive, the College has decided to move forward with a point system and ranking procedure. Students are awarded points based on place of permanent residence, number of required Nursing Program courses completed, courses completed at Montgomery County Community College, courses completed successfully on the first attempt, course grades, score on the admission exam, length of time at the college, course grades, and the date of application. A Total Point Score is derived for each applicant and used in ranking applicants who submit a completed online Petition for Admission for a given admission cycle.

    Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    1. Submit high school transcript or GED score with work completion equal to a standard high school course with a minimum of 16 units including algebra grade 'C' or better, biology and chemistry minimum grade 'C', related laboratory or equivalent
    2. ACT score composite minimum 18
    3. TEAS score
    4. SAT score minimum 1000
    5. Complete science courses within 10 years prior - Anatomy/Physiology I & II within 5 years prior
    6. College's Placement Tests in English, Mathematics, Reading any required developmental courses grade C or better
    7. Admission Exam for Nursing
    8. Background check, drug screen prior to clinical practicum
    9. Current, unencumbered LPN and/or RN license (where applicable)

    I want a BSN and maybe progress to a Master's in Nursing (MSN).  Will this be possible at MCCC?

    Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) offers the RN to BSN and BSN to MSN degree programs through collaboration with Penn State University and Immaculata University, respectively.

    Graduate


    Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

    The MSN program is designed for nurses who want to enter into the leadership role of nursing as administrators or educators. The program is designed for nurses with a BSN or RNs who hold non-nursing Bachelor's degrees. Immaculata University has partnered with MCCC to provide this Master's program. There are two tracks from which to choose: nursing education or nursing administration.

    Accreditation and Approval

    The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) accredited the nursing program.

    Montgomery County Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

    MCCC's Nursing programs are approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

    Rankings and Recognitions

    Niche (2019)

    • Best Community Colleges in America #55 of 868
    • Best Community Colleges in Maryland #2 of 16

    BestEducationSchools.com (2018-2019)

    • #1,727 Education School (out of 2410; top 75%) in the United States
    • #109 Education School in Pennsylvania

    MCCC was honored for its ongoing commitment to student access by being one of two institutions presented with the sixth annual Leah Meyer Austin Award by Achieving the Dream and was awarded the Leah Meyer Austin Award in 2014.

    Edited by Joe V


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