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Community College of Baltimore program provides a faster track into nursing

Community College of Baltimore program provides a faster track into nursing

After more than 20 years tending bar, Lisa Pendleton wants to change gears and become a nurse.

Pendleton, a 44-year-old from Reisterstown, was one of about 25 prospective applicants who last week checked out a program offered in Catonsville by the Community College of Baltimore County that speeds up the process of getting a bachelor's in nursing.

The nearly five-year-old program allows students to take community college and university classes at the same time, trimming about a year off the education regimen and allowing them to pay community college rates for much of their tuition.

When students earn an associate in science degree in nursing, typically after two years,...

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