May 08, 2021
Division: Natural & Health Science
Academic Dept: Nursing
Curriculum Chair: Prof. Katherine Dowdle (day program), Prof. Norma Katz (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.
Core Requirements - Credit Hours: 25
Degree Requirements - Credit Hours: 47
Additional Program Note(s):
See Student Handbook for specific policies which include:
- Each non-nursing 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. Each nursing course in the curriculum must be passed with a minimum grade of “C+”.
- Students in semester 1 must successfully pass the NURSE 102 - Dosage Calculations Course 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% after two attempts 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.” In order to continue in the program, students must pass the test with a score of 90% in ADN II and 95% in ADN III and IV on two attempts.
- 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 mimimum grade of “C+” to progress to ADN III.
- 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.
Prior to admission to the program, each student will submit, to the college health office, the results of a physical examination, laboratory tests, and documentation on forms provided by the college. Other requirements include background checks and drug screenings.
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 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 grade reduction or 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. )
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.)
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 (Evening), 8-Semester Plan .