Westminster, Md., June 17, 2020—Carroll Community College (Carroll) has
received two grants from the Nurse Support Program II (NSP II), to drive the
expansion of its capacity to educate nurses at the College. With the goal to increase
the number of nurses in Maryland hospitals, this program is funded by
Maryland’s Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) and administered by
the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC).
“These grants will enable our nursing program to continue to deliver a
state-of-the art program to more students and address the nursing shortage in
our state,” said Dr. James D. Ball, President, Carroll Community College.
“We are so pleased to have received these grants,” said Dr. Nancy Perry, DNP,
RN, CNE, Nursing Program Director and Chair, Allied Health, at Carroll
Community College. “These funds will allow us to expand the number of students enrolled
in the Associate to Bachelor’s (ATB) program here at the College, as well as
support the nursing faculty to continue their professional development.”
The College received an implementation grant to support a multi-year
effort to recruit more students into the program and promote the ATB model. The
ability to complete a Registered Nursing program at a community college while simultaneously
working towards a bachelor’s degree has proven to be a successful path for many
students. Carroll has agreements with the University of Maryland, Frostburg State
University, Stevenson University, and Towson University for the ATB model.
To achieve its goal to increase enrollment in ATB programs, the College
will develop new marketing campaigns, institute recruitment visits at area high
schools, and expand its advising efforts. It will also host a student
conference to educate community members about nursing careers.
A second grant will fund professional development opportunities for
faculty, enabling them to remain current in their area of clinical expertise. “It
is imperative that our faculty learn about new, innovative approaches in
nursing care and program delivery, so that our students are prepared to enter
the workforce as safe and competent practitioners,” said Perry.
The College’s nursing program integrates classroom learning, clinical
experience with patient care simulators and clinical rotations to provide a comprehensive
educational experience. Carroll’s Associate Degree Nursing Program is
accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education
Community College’s mission is Empowering learners. Changing
lives. Building community. Carroll Community College (Carroll)
provides accessible, high-quality educational opportunities to advance careers,
enrich lives, and strengthen the community we serve. Carroll offers academic
and career preparation leading to transfer to four-year colleges and
universities, and for direct entry into professional opportunities.
Personalized learning, small class size, individualized attention from expert
faculty, affordability, a convenient location, and customized training and
services to the business community all make Carroll a popular choice. Since
1993, the College has served more than 136,000 students of all ages and
backgrounds. Carroll Community College is located at 1601 Washington Road,
Westminster, Md., 21157. Visit us on our website at www.carrollcc.edu.