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Nursing Program

Nursing Program

Military Medic and/or Corpsman to ADN Transition Program

Our Nursing Program recognizes that many Military Medics and Corpsman face specific challenges and obstacles when attempting to enter the field of Nursing. The Montgomery College Nursing Program has designed an eight credit course, NU 130, to facilitate the transition of Military Medics and Corpsmen into the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program.

The course teaches specific concepts related to the practice of professional Nursing drawn from the first year of the regular ADN program. The course is intensive and consists of 7 hours of lectures and discussions, along with 14 hours of laboratory and clinical each week, for thirteen weeks.

The program begins in May and upon successful completion of NU 130, students move into the regular ADN program and join an existing, in-progress cohort for two more academic semesters. After graduating, students will be eligible to take the NCLEX exam and become licensed Registered Nurses.Medic Image 3


Medic/Corpsman to ADN Admissions Process

Like the traditional Nursing Program, the Admissions process for the Medic/Corpsman to ADN program requires that an applicant be registered as a student of Montgomery College. If an applicant is not currently a student then they must submit a Montgomery College application and registration fee to the Office of Admissions declaring “Pre-Nursing as their major. Applicants must submit all official transcripts to the Admissions Office.  If your transcripts are from a foreign institution then they will need to be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Medic/Corpsman to ADN Prerequisite Course Work

The following courses are prerequisites for application to the Medic/Corpsman program*:

BIOL 212: Human Anatomy and Physiology I and


BIOL 213: Human Anatomy and Physiology II (completed within last five years)


ENGL 101: Introduction to College Writing CE


ENGL 102: Critical Reading, Writing, and Research or ENGL 103: Critical Reading, Writing and Research in the Work Place


MATH 110: Survey of College Mathematics - or higher level mathematics


PSYC 102: General Psychology


These courses must be completed at least one semester before the application deadline of March 1st.


Additional General Education Course Work


Additional general education courses that must be completed prior to graduation are: Microbiology (4 credits), (Arts Distribution (3 credits), Humanities Distribution (3 credits) and Sociology (3 credits). Microbiology is scheduled to be completed during the third semester of the Nursing Program. It is highly recommended that prospective Medic/Corspman students complete this course prior to application.


* Documentation of completion of this course work whether through Montgomery College or from credits transferred from a different institution are to be submitted to the Office of Admissions and Records and must be received and verified prior to submission of application. Prerequisite course work must be completed at least one semester prior to application deadline or the student will be ineligible.


Test of Essential Academic Skills - TEAS Exam 

The TEAS exam is required for all application submissions to the Nursing Program. Applicants cannot be exempted from the requirement regardless of factors like educational background, prior course work, grade point average, or existing degrees. The exam must be taken before an application is submitted. The minimum recommended score requirements are:

Reading 70%

Adjusted Individual Total Score: 66%

Applicants who exceed the minimum score requirements are more competitive. For comprehensive information on the TEAS exam, including registration, tutoring and, Academic Support Centers, please visit the web page for the TEAS exam.       

Additional Requirements


All applicants must submit a written letter of recommendation from their current supervisor.  Montgomery College Nursing Program also includes Military Medic applicants with documented past or present status of a “Navy Corpsman” (HM3 course completed, NER-HM-004), “Army 91WM6”, or “USAF4NO” skill identifier for this advanced placement option into the Nursing Program.  Additionally, Military Medic’s must submit SMART transcripts which document required experiences such as administration of medication, documentation of patient care, experiences with use of medical and surgical asepsis and maintaining safety in patient care.

Application deadline for the LPN to ADN Transition Program and the Military Medic/Corpsman to ADN Option is always March 1st.

We recommend that potential students interested in the Medic/Corpsman to ADN Transition Program attend a Nursing Information Session.

METC Online | Registrar 


For additional and more specific information about the program please contact Professor Michele Harrell: 


 Telephone: 240-567-5680




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