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Fall 2014 Course Catalog 
Fall 2014 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing A.A.S.

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Division: Natural & Health Science
Academic Dept: Nursing
HEGIS: 5208
Curriculum Chair: Katherine Dowdle (day program), Prof. Norma Katz (evening program)
Tel: 914-606-6735 (press 3 when prompted)
Application Deadline: February 15 

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. 

Note About our Evening Program: The college began its last EVENING cohort for the Associate Degree Nursing program as of September 2013. The EVENING courses will no longer be offered after May 2015.

Additional Program Note(s):

See Student Handbook for specific policies which include:

  1. In order to continue in the program, students in the nursing curriculum must earn a minimum grade of “C” in each non-nursing course. Each nursing course in the curriculum must be passed with a minimum grade of “C+”. 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 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 131 ADN-Nursing 2, Mental Health Nursing/Maternity Nursing (and Lab, and Clinical Study)  and 95% in ADN 221 ADN-Nursing 3(and Lab, and Clinical Study)  and ADN 231 ADN-Nursing 4(and Clinical Study)  on two attempts. 
  3. ADN 131 ADN-Nursing 2, Mental Health Nursing/Maternity Nursing (and Lab, and Clinical Study)  has two components:
    ADN 2 (A) Parental-Child Health
    ADN 2 (B) Mental Health Nursing
    Each course must be passed with a mimimum grade of “C+” to progress to ADN 221 ADN-Nursing 3(and Lab, and Clinical Study) .
  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, 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.

Required Screening
Students admitted into this program must complete, at their own expense, a successful criminal background check and drug screening prior to beginning clinical courses. Please consult the curriculum chair of your program for additional details regarding the timetable and procedure for completing these requirements.

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 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. Click here for more information about these deadlines and Nursing Information Sessions. Click here for Information on the TEAS Exam .

Minimum Total Credits: 72

Educational Plan: The Educational Plan is an advisement tool that provides important information to students about how to complete this degree. Click here to Download the Educational Plan .


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