The Nursing program provides the student with knowledge of the art and science of nursing in order to meet identified core competencies for safe patient-centered care. The curriculum integrates knowledge and principles of writing, oral communication, mathematics, and behavioral and biological sciences that inform nursing practice. Students learn to apply the nursing process as a critical thinking framework for decision-making. The program fosters teamwork and collaboration for practice in an interdisciplinary and multicultural work environment. Faculty and staff strive to offer quality student-centered learning in a supportive environment.
Graduates are prepared to take a licensure exam for practice as entry level registered nurses in a variety of community settings. They may be employed by hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, home healthcare services and private industry. Graduates who achieve registered nurse licensure are encouraged to pursue a baccalaureate degree in nursing completion program and embrace lifelong learning.
Graduates of the Nursing program are awarded an Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS) as authorized by the New York State Board of Regents. Graduates take the NCLEX-RN licensure examination in order to obtain a license to practice as a registered nurse (RN) and enter the career of nursing.