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.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the prerequisites for taking the entrance exam for nursing?

  1. English: NYS Regents (85 or higher) or ACT (17 or higher) or SAT (560 in critical reading, 550 in Writing) or English Composition (B or higher)
  2. Math: NYS Regents (85 or higher) or ACT (17 or higher) or SAT (560 or higher) or Intermediate Algebra (C or higher) or Higher-level College Math (C or higher)
  3. Science: Chemistry for Human Sciences (C or higher) AP Biology (4 or higher) or Principles of Biology (C or higher) (Science credits earned more than 5 years prior to the start of the student’s first nursing semester will not satisfy program or pre-requisite course requirements.)

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When is the Entrance Exam given?

Why can’t I declare Nursing as my major?

After completing the entrance requirements and are accepted into the Nursing Program classes (NUR) your major will be declared nursing.

If I earn my Associates degree does that mean I automatically get into the nursing program?

No; Your career GPA must be 2.5 or higher and you must have the prerequisites, take the entrance exam, then submit a completed Nursing Program Application and your application will be sent to the Admission Committee for Nursing.

How long is the Nursing Program?

I have some nursing credits from another school do they transfer?

The nursing program does not accept nursing transfer credits.

Is there a waitlist for the Nursing Program?

Not at this time. The program uses a rubric system and the entrance exam to seat students.

Can I transfer my nursing credits to a BSN program?

SUNY Sullivan has articulation agreements with several RN to BSN programs which will accept many of your nursing credits making transfer to these program seamless.

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