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.
Graduation Requirements (62-64 credits)
- Critical Thinking: Utilize critical thinking skills and nursing judgement in the application of the nursing process to provide safe, quality care.
- Communication: Communicate effectively, utilizing verbal and non-verbal expression, written documentation, and electronic technology.
- Caring: Incorporate empathetic, compassionate, caring interactions and behaviors, to promote human flourishing.
- Diversity: Provide nursing care that encompasses sensitivity to culturally diverse clients across the lifespan.
- Quality Improvement: Utilize data to ensure quality improvement and support of evidence based practice.
- Leadership: Demonstrate basic delegation and leadership management skills.
- Information Management: Discuss and utilize information systems in the healthcare environment.
- Professionalism: Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors in accordance with the American Nurses Association’s Standards of Care and Standards of Professional Performance.