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Department of Nursing
Hood College’s Department of Nursing provides the skills to meet the increasing complexity of health care in the 21st century, by giving you a foundation of liberal arts courses and supplemental nursing education focusing on leadership, research and evidence-based practice, critical thinking, nursing theory and communications.
Our department promotes the integration of nursing science, humanities and behavioral and physical sciences as a basis for nursing practice including clinical reasoning, critical thinking and judgment; prepares professional nurses who utilize the nursing process to provide safe, competent nursing care to culturally diverse clients across the lifespan; and enhances leadership and communication skills through participation as a collaborative member of a health care team.
The BSN Pre-Licensure Program
The four-year bachelor of science in nursing pre-licensure program provides a high-quality educational experience that increases the professional aptitude of the students, broadens their choices for career advancement and improves the quality of nursing both locally and regionally. Students are required to earn a minimum of 124 credits at the 100 level or above, complete all necessary core curriculum and nursing requirements.
- Hood College Nursing Handbook
- The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice
The Hood College Department of Nursing strives to prepare nursing students for reflective, culturally competent nursing practice through the systematic study of the liberal arts and the science of nursing. By promoting the exploration of innovative practices, the incorporation of technology and research, and the pursuit of knowledge, we inspire our nursing students to advocate for the improved health of the individuals and families that make up the diverse global community.
The Hood College nursing program is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing and the Maryland Higher Education Commission. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Hood College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
How to Apply
The nursing program at Hood College is competitive, and the application process is completed in two steps; students will be accepted to the College before they are evaluated for admission to the nursing program. For more information about applying to the nursing program as a freshman, click here. For more information about applying to the nursing program as a transfer student, click here.
The Nursing Club is a college-recognized organization of Hood College nursing students that seeks to improve the health of our college community as well as that of the Frederick area.
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Million Hearts® 2022 aims to prevent at least one million heart attacks and strokes in five years. Since 2012, the national Million Hearts® initiative has coordinated cardiovascular disease prevention activities across public and private sectors to improve health across communities. Million Hearts® measures include the “ABCS”: Aspirin therapy, Blood pressure control, Cholesterol management and Smoking cessation. The work of Million Hearts® 2022 is to improve the ABCS to decrease the risk for cardiovascular disease.
Hood College partners with The Ohio State University College of Nursing (OSU) to provide training to Hood Nursing students to prepare them to provide biometric screening and coaching to Hood Million Hearts® participants (faculty, staff & students). Hood Million Hearts® is part of the National Interprofessional Education and Practice Consortium to Advance Million Hearts® contributing to OSUs goal of providing 100,000 biometric screenings across the U.S. by 2022.
Hood has trained 17 Hood Nursing students as Million Hearts® Fellows, who have worked with participants on campus and in the community. Hood partners with the Frederick YMCA and with Frederick Health to recruit participants for Hood Million Hearts®.
Here are some upcoming events:
-- February is Heart Month! The Nursing Club will offer blood pressure screenings and information on heart health in Whitaker from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.11.
-- Hood Million Hearts begins week of February 17. Register by Feb. 14: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5MXK5CX
-- Faculty & Student poster presentation at Meritus Medical Center Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Conference March 5.
-- Faculty & students visit The Ohio State University to observe their Million Hearts program & clinic on April 6-7.
For more information on Hood Million Hearts®:
Hood Million Hearts® Contact: Dr. Jennifer Cooper, Assistant Professor of Nursing, firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow Hood Nursing Twitter: @NursingatHood
Hood Million Hearts® video: https://youtu.be/aStQg1Qd5eg