Nurses function as caregivers and patient advocates in the promotion and restoration of health and the prevention of disease. Nursing practice requires substantial specialized knowledge, critical thinking abilities, and technical skills based on physiological and psycho-social sciences and the growing body of nursing concepts/knowledge. Nursing encompasses care of a multicultural client population across the life span in any setting where healthcare is needed.
Courses in the humanities contribute to the knowledge used when providing services to the whole person in a caring, compassionate manner while courses in the social, psychological, and biological sciences give nurses a scientific basis for practice.
BCCC’s Nursing programs provide individual attention and flexible scheduling to meet the needs of a diverse group of students, including recent high school graduates, homemakers, and people already employed in other fields. To help students acquire and develop their skills, the programs provide a skills laboratory, simulation laboratory and a media center equipped with video and interactive computer programs.
Eligibility for admission to and continued enrollment in the Nursing programs are conditional on an applicant’s eligibility for licensure by the Maryland Board of Nursing. Under Maryland law, the Maryland Board of Nursing may deny a license to any applicant for reasons that include, but are not limited to, an applicant’s conviction or pleading guilty or nolo contendere to a felony or to a crime involving moral turpitude, whether or not any appeal or other proceeding is pending to have the conviction or plea set aside. If an applicant for admission or an enrolled student has an un-expunged conviction or is convicted at any time prior to admission or enrollment into the Nursing programs or during participation in the Nursing course sequence, the applicant or enrolled student must immediately notify the Nursing Program Coordinator. Failure to disclose an arrest or conviction may result in ineligibility for admission to or suspension or termination from nursing programs.
The BCCC licensure examination pass rates can be located at the Maryland Board of Nursing website: http://www.mbon.org/main.php?v=norm&p=0&c=education/nclex_stats.html
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