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  Jan 18, 2018
 
 
    
Spring 2010 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing A.A.S.


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Division: Natural & Health Science
Academic Dept: Nursing
HEGIS: 5208
Curriculum Chair: Prof. Gloria Coshigano (day program), Prof. Norma Katz (new evening/weekend program)
Tel: 914-606-6735 (press 3 when prompted)

The two-year Associate Degree in Nursing program (ADN) prepares students for entry into the field of professional nursing. Graduates are prepared to provide bedside and related specialized nursing care in hospitals, homes, clinics, and long-term care facilities. Upon successful completion of the nursing program, graduates are eligible for licensure as Registered Professional Nurses. Advanced placement in the nursing curriculum is available for Licensed Practical Nurses.

 

Minimum Total Credits: 72


Advisement Guide: The Advisement Guide provides important information to students about how best to complete this degree, including a semester-by-semester breakdown of how best to complete the required classes. Click here for the Advisement Guide’s Full-Time (Day), 4-Semester Plan  or the Part-Time (Night), 8-Semester Plan .

Additional Program Note(s):


See Student Handbook for specific policies which include:

  1. Each course in the nursing curriculum must be passed with a minimum grade of “C” in order to continue in the program. A minimum GPA of 2.0 must be attained at the end of each semester to remain in the program and for graduation.
  2. Students in semester 1 must successfully pass the Dosage Calculations Course NHSCI 102 with a grade of “C” or better in order to progress to semester 2. Also in semester 1, students must pass a mid-semester Dosage Calculations exam with a score of 90% in order to administer medications in the clinical setting. During the first half of semesters 2, 3 and 4, a test will be administered in solving problems in “Dosages and Solutions of Medications.” Students must pass the test with a score of 90% on 2 attempts in order to continue in the program.
  3. ADN-Nursing II has two components:
    ADN II (A) Parental-Child Health
    ADN II (B) Mental Health Nursing
    Each course must be passed with a minimum grade of “C” to progress to ADN III
  4. Students who fail a semester or who withdraw from the program will be given consideration by the faculty for one more opportunity to complete the program.

Health Requirements
Prior to admission to the program, each student will submit the results of a physical examination, laboratory tests, and documentation on forms provided by the college.

CPR Certification
The student must have 2-year certification in a CPR Health Provider Course upon entrance into the program. The student is responsible for renewing the CPR certification if it expires during the time in the program. Please see the Curriculum Chairperson for a list of resources for CPR courses.

Clinical Practice
Clinical practice is an integral part of all nursing courses. Therefore, attendance at all clinical laboratory sessions is expected. A student who has had two or more absences must appear before the faculty to determine appropriate action, which may include dismissal from the program. Transportation to clinical agencies is the responsibility of the student. Malpractice insurance must be carried by all students throughout the program. (See Financial Information, Fees. )

Uniforms
School uniforms are worn in the clinical area and must be purchased by the student.

Note: The Nursing program is a selective curriculum and has an application deadline. (See Admissions, Health Professions Admission  for details.)

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