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Associate to Master’s Degree with Towson University, ATM

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Program Coordinator:
CCBC Essex, Karen Wons, MS, RN
443-840-2820 or kwons@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Contact Information:

Nursing Program Administrator, Shawn McNamara, MS, RN
443-840-1360 or smcnamara2@ccbcmd.edu

Campus Director, Mary Kay DeMarco, MS, RN, CNE
443-840-1433 or mdemarco@ccbcmd.edu

Selective Admission
Admission to this program is a separate process from admission to the college. Admission to the School of Health Professions programs is competitive, selective, and based on established criteria. See admission information .


*Must have a grade of “C” or better for these courses.


*includes two credits of professional practice issues combined with NURS 433 at Towson.
PLEASE NOTE: Since students already have a Bachelor’s degree prior to acceptance, they are not required to complete ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College .

Towson Requirements - 50 Credits

  • NURS 349 - Health Assessment and Promotion Across the Life Span 4 Credits.
  • NURS 416 - Multicultural Health Care 3 Credits.
  • NURS 433 - Professional Nursing: Issues 4 Credits.

  • NURS 431 - Nursing Research 3 Credits.
  • NURS 603 - Nursing Research 3 Credits.
  • NURS 601 - Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice 3 Credits.

  • NURS 404 - Nursing in Health Care Systems 3 Credits.
  • NURS 605 - Nursing in Health Care Systems 3 Credits.

  • IDHP 741 - Ethical, Legal and Human Diversity Issues 3 Credits.
  • NURS 610 - Curriculum Development in Nursing 3 Credits.

  • NURS 455 - Community Health 6 Credits.
  • NURS 700 - Community Health 6 Credits.

  • NURS 712 - The Adult Learner 3 Credits.
  • NURS 612 - Teaching & Learning in Nursing 3 Credits.
  • NURS 710 - Evaluation in Nursing Education 3 Credits.
  • NURS 800 - Community Nursing Practicum 3 Credits.
  • NURS 810 - Teaching Practicum 3 Credits.
  • ELEC - Elective 3 Credits.

Total Credits to Complete Program 86

Program Description:

The Associate to Master’s (ATM) program is designed for students who already have a non-nursing Bachelor’s degree and want to obtain a Master’s degree in Nursing with a concentration in Education. The goal of the program is to expand the number of Master’s prepared registered nurses who want to teach in a nursing program. The program is a collaborative effort between CCBC and Towson University. Students will complete an Associate degree in Nursing (A.S.) at the CCBC Essex campus and continue to completion of the Master’s degree at the Towson University campus. Students will be enrolled full-time and year-round and will complete the program within three years. This program is offered only at the Essex campus, and admission occurs once each year, into the spring semester.

The program is accredited by the Maryland Board of Nursing (www.mbon.org) and by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) at 61 Broadway, N.Y., N.Y. 10006, phone 1-800-669-1656.

Admissions Process for ATM Nursing Program

Pre-admission Testing

A pre-admission examination, the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is required for admission to the nursing program. Information about the testing procedures is available at www.ccbcmd.edu/selectiveadmiss/TEAS.html.

Selective Admissions

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is a selective admission program. Students will be ranked for admission utilizing specific selection criteria which include grades on prerequisite courses, score on the TEAS preadmission examination, and performance at an interview.

After admission, successful completion of a dosage course is required prior to enrolling in the first Nursing Program course.

Admission Requirements

–Application deadline is August 15 for spring admission.

–Applicants must have a non-nursing Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. The overall Bachelor’s GPA must be at least 3.00.

–All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to beginning the program in the spring semester.

–If the applicant has ever attended CCBC, the overall CCBC GPA must be at least 2.00.

–All applicants must complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) preadmission examination by the application deadline.

–Highly qualified applicants will be invited to participate in an interview. A writing sample will be requested at the interview.

–Students will apply to and must meet admissions requirements at both CCBC and Towson University.

Financial Aid

Students are encouraged to make a financial plan prior to program entry since full-time employment is not recommended during this program. Information about scholarships and loans is available from the financial aid offices at CCBC and Towson University.

SHP Policies

Students in the School of Health Professions are expected to conduct themselves according to an honor code; exhibit professional behavior; and communicate effectively in English, both written and oral. Students will be required to provide documentation of health insurance and titres/immunizations, CPR certifications, physical examination, and PPD/chest x-ray. Students are required to complete criminal background checks and drug screening through PreCheck.

Nursing Program Competencies

Upon graduation from the Community College of Baltimore County Nursing Program, the Associate Degree nurse generalist will be able to:

  1. Collaborate with other health care providers to advocate for patients, families and groups in order to provide quality nursing care;
  2. Integrate effective communication techniques and caring behaviors with patients, families and groups to improve health outcomes;
  3. Provide nursing care to patients, families and groups that supports their cultural and spiritual customs, beliefs, and values;
  4. Integrate evidenced-based practice for clinical decision making in the delivery of nursing care;
  5. Design health promotion activities that contribute to the wellness of patients, families and groups;
  6. Demonstrate accountability and responsibility in the management of nursing care of patients, families and groups;
  7. Evaluate the application of the nursing process as a systematic method of providing nursing care throughout the life span;
  8. Analyze the essential pharmacologic principles used in providing care for patients;
  9. Incorporate the knowledge, responsibilities and standards essential to the professional practice of nursing;
  10. Organize nursing care to promote and maintain safety for patients, families and groups;
  11. Perform nursing skills independently using available technology to meet standards of efficacy and safety; and
  12. Integrate teaching into the nursing care of patients, families and groups.

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