The Associate in Applied Science degree program in Nursing is a two-year Nursing curriculum offered to men and women of all ages including recent high school graduates, mature adults, and licensed practical nurses. Graduates are prepared to accept beginning level staff nursing positions in a variety of health facilities, such as hospitals, nursing homes, and extended care facilities. The emphasis of the curriculum is on direct patient care in the preparation of students for the three interrelated roles which are defined for the graduates of the Associate Degree program as provider of care, manager of care, and member within the discipline of nursing. Through the study of the Humanities, Natural and Social Sciences, and Nursing, students will gain an understanding of the value of individuals and their contributions to society.
The Nursing curriculum is accredited and registered with the New York State Education Department, Bureau of Professional Licensing, 89 Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor, West Wing, Albany, N.Y. 12234; phone (518) 486-2967; Fax (518) 473-0114.
See the Nursing Program Catalog for program admission requirements.
Graduation Requirements (62-64 credits)
Nursing Entrance Exam. Academic criteria for eligibility must be met to sit for exam.
Math-English-Science GPA: 2.5 or higher.
High School Average: 75% or higher.
Critical Thinking: Utilize critical thinking skills in the application of the nursing process to provide safe, quality care.
Communication: Demonstrate effective communication utilizing technology, written documentation, and verbal expression.
Caring: Incorporate empathetic, compassionate, caring interactions and behaviors.
Diversity: Demonstrate professional nursing care that incorporates sensitivity to culturally diverse clients across the lifespan.
Quality Improvement: Utilize data to ensure quality improvement and support of evidence based practice.
Leadership: Demonstrate knowledge of basic delegation and leadership management skills.
Information Management: Demonstrate and utilize information systems in the healthcare system.
Professionalism: Demonstrate knowledge of professional development (behaviors) and incorporate evidence based practice in the nursing profession.