Nurses are the heart of the healthcare profession and Harford nursing students learn through a curriculum that includes both theory presentation and supervised clinical laboratory experience at affiliating healthcare agencies.
The healthcare industry needs heroes like you. Nursing is challenging, interesting, and makes a huge difference in people's daily lives. Considered a multi-faceted career in healthcare, nurses play an integral role in providing patient care. In fact, nurses spend more time with patients than any other healthcare profession. Harford nursing students practice in the Clinical Simulation Lab using high-fidelity simulation, allowing them to experience real-world scenarios in a simulated environment, and master the basic competencies required to pursue a career as a registered nurse.
At Harford Community College, we offer a competitive nursing degree program that prepares you for a rewarding career in the healthcare field.
Associate of Science in Nursing | RN
(prepares students for the licensure examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN)
No. of Credits:
Associate of Science: 70
LPN to RN: 16 minimum
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
The Associate of Science degree nursing program at Harford Community College located in Bel Air, Maryland is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate of Science degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
Harford's small, student-centered, and flexible learning class options are the ideal learning environment for your nursing studies.
What kind of courses can I expect to take?
Develop a strong background in nursing through required courses and electives like these at Harford:
Anatomy and Physiology
Fundamentals of Nursing
Mental Health Nursing
Medical Surgical Nursing
What can I do when I complete this program?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurses is expected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, 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 $71,730* in May 2018.
*Completion of this program does not guarantee this salary.
Top Transfer Destinations
- Towson University
- Frostburg University
- University of Maryland School of Nursing
- Stevenson University
Who teaches this program?
At Harford, our award-winning full-time and adjunct faculty bring a wealth of industry and classroom experience to professionally mentor and guide you through your program.