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HCC’s registered nursing program ranked second in state

Nursing Division

HCC’s registered nursing program ranked second in state

(February 8, 2021) – The Registered Nursing Program at Hagerstown Community College has been ranked number two in the state of Maryland for 2021, by, moving up from the third position last year. HCC followed Anne Arundel Community College in the top spot, with a total score of 96.22 versus AACC’s 96.59.

The site ( ranks the top 10 nursing schools in Maryland by analyzing current and historical NCLEX-RN “pass rates,” meaning the percentage of graduates who pass the exam, out of the 25 RN programs in the state. Programs reviewed include schools that offer associate and bachelor’s degrees in nursing, as well as direct-entry master’s degrees in nursing.

“I am extremely proud of our nursing program,” said Karen Hammond, director of the nursing division. “The program has been very successful as shown by consistently high pass rates on the NCLEX-RN exam and the success of our graduates as they enter the work force. This award validates the excellent nursing program that we offer here at HCC.”

HCC offers an associate degree program in nursing, a practical nursing program, a certified nursing assistant/geriatric nursing assistant program, and several transition programs such as LPN to RN, paramedic to RN, and an associate to bachelor’s nursing program. For more information, visit