Feb 05, 2023  
Spring 2016 Course Catalog 
Spring 2016 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
Telephone: 914-606-6735 (press 3 when prompted)
Email: katherine.dowdle@sunywcc.edu or norma.katz@sunywcc.edu

Application Deadline: February 15 

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.

Attention Students Admitted to Nursing for Summer 2015

Please follow the Spring 2015 degree requirements, found in the Spring 2015 Catalog.

A Note about Program Requirements

The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program in Spring 2016. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.

Program Description

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.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Practice fundamental nursing knowledge and skills.
  2. Practice psychiatric and maternal child health nursing knowledge and skills.
  3. Practice advanced medical surgical and pediatric nursing knowledge and skills.
  4. Practice advanced medical surgical, pediatric and leadership nursing knowledge and skills.
  5. Pass the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) exam for this program.

Nursing Admissions Requirements and Steps

Step 1: Verify Course Work Required

The TEAS V Exam is a required step in the Nursing Program admissions process. Prior to registering for exam, prospective students must have the following requirements completed:

  • Three years of high school Biology and Chemistry (with labs), along with two years of high school math including Algebra are required. If the student does not have proof of high school courses, equivalent college-level coursework must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
  • Westchester Community College placement tests and any necessary remedial coursework in reading, writing and mathematics (or college-level English and Math coursework completed with a grade of “C” or better) must be completed. To complete the placements tests, contact the WCC Testing Center after applying to the college (see below).

Step 2: Apply to the College

Step 3: Apply to the Nursing Program

  • Once accepted to the college and all pre-requisites are complete, students must take the TEAS V exam to be considered for the Nursing Program.
  • Contact the Office of Admissions located on the 2nd floor of the Administration Building at admissions@sunywcc.edu or 914-606-6735 for information about TEAS V exam registration.
  • Students interested in applying to the Nursing program are strongly encouraged to attend a Nursing Information Session for detailed information. Please visit  www.sunywcc.edu/nursinginfo for dates, times, and location.  

General Education Requirements - 17 Credits

Students are required to fulfill a certain number of credits within the specific categories shown below. Where specific courses are not listed within these categories, courses must be selected from the list of SUNY General Education Courses .

Basic Communication (3 credits)

Mathematics (3 credits)

Social Sciences (3 credits)

Additional Program Notes:

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 minimum 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 - 64

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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