The Associate of Sciences Degree Nursing Program is designed to prepare students for the licensure examination for registered nurses. The course of study includes both theory presentation and supervised clinical laboratory experience at affiliating healthcare agencies.

As a nursing student at HCC, you will practice in the Nursing Skills Lab and Simulation Center using high-fidelity simulation to allow you to experience real-world scenarios in a simulated environment. You will master all of the basic competencies necessary to practice as a registered nurse during this exciting time in healthcare.

Student Achievement Outcome Data

Licensure, completion and employment statistics

Attend A Pre-Nursing "Drop-In"

You will have the opportunity to ask questions to the Dean of Nursing and Allied Health, the Allied Health Academic Advisor, and the Transcript Evaluator. See Flyer.

  • Monday, February 6, 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. - Darlington Hall DH210
  • Thursday, February 9, 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. - Darlington Hall DH210

Pre-Nursing FAQ

Information for pre-nursing students

Nursing Pre-requisite worksheet

Pre-requisite courses and GPA calculation

Selection Criteria

Points calculation for selection process

TEAS Nursing Placement Testing

Information on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) requirement

Apply to the Nursing Program

Information on how to apply to the Nursing Program

Technical Standards for Nursing Students

Non-academic standards and skills necessary for nursing


Articulation and transfer information

Dual Enrollment

Information on dual enrollment and the Associates-to-Bachelors (ATB) option

Nursing Skills Lab & Simulation Center

Learning environment for nursing students

NSLSC Practice Calendar

Lab practice schedule for current nursing students

Nursing Calendar

Important dates for nursing students

Nursing Student Handbook

Guide for nursing students


Our local chapter of the Student Nursing Association

Employment and Transfer Information

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurses is expected to grow 26 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur primarily because of technological advancements, an increased emphasis on preventative care, and the large, aging baby-boomer population who will demand more healthcare services as they live longer and more active lives.

The median annual wage of registered nurses was $64,690 in May 2010.

The Associate of Sciences Degree Nursing Program is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 - 404-975-5000. The program provides opportunities to plan for career mobility through courses that articulate with baccalaureate nursing programs in the state of Maryland.