Jun 30, 2022  
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog 
    
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog

Nursing A.A.S.


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School: Health Careers, Technology and Applied Learning
Academic Dept: Nursing
HEGIS: 5208.10
 

Please note, this program has unique admissions requirements and deadlines. For admission information please visit the Nursing Admissions Information page.

 

Important Note about Program Requirements

The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program from Fall 2022 to Summer 2023. 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. Graduates are qualified to complete an upper division Baccalaureate Nursing Degree Program, required in New York State, within ten years of Associate Degree graduation.

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  1. Demonstrate safe, ethical, client-centered care with diverse populations across the lifespan.
  2. Demonstrate teamwork and collaboration to achieve quality client care.
  3. Utilize evidence-based practice in the delivery of health care.
  4. Utilize technology and safety measures to continuously improve the quality of health care.
  5. Demonstrate adherence to leadership, management, legal and ethical standards in practice as a professional nurse. 

Program Map


The academic map below presents the recommended plan of study and will guide you through your program in a timely manner. Click the course abbreviations for full course descriptions. A course may be critical because it is a pre-requisite, requires a minimum grade, or because it is only offered once a year. Missing a critical course may push back your graduation date. Meet with an Academic Counselor or Faculty Advisor to ensure you are on track to complete your program.

Critical Courses should be taken in the order shown to stay on track and graduate on time.

 

 Semester 1

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
ENG 101   3  
BIOL 121     4
ADN 120   8 ✹✹
NURSE 102   1 ✹✹
Semester Total Credits     16  

Notes:

✹ May take prior to semester when taking TEAS.  Minimum grade C+.

✹✹ Minimum grade C+

Semester 2

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
BIOL 123   4
PSYCH 101   3  
BIOL 202   3 ✹✹
ADN 131   8 ✹✹✹
Semester Total Credits     18  

Notes:

✹ May take during the semester when taking TEAS.  Minimum grade C+

✹✹ Cannot transfer in

✹✹✹ Minimum grade C+

Semester 3

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
BIOL 221   4
MATH 117   or higher 3 ✹✹
ADN 221   8 ✹✹✹
Semester Total Credits     15  

Notes:

✹ Take before or with ADN 221

✹✹ MATH 117 preferred

✹✹✹ Minimum grade C+

Semester 4

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
NUTR 109   3
ADN 231   12 ✹✹
Semester Total Credits     15  

Notes:

✹ Take before or with ADN 231

✹✹ Minimum grade C+

Minimum Total Credits: 64

Transfer Opportunities


Westchester Community College is committed to facilitating a smooth transfer process to ensure that graduates of the college are prepared to transfer with junior status, and are able to complete a bachelor’s degree within two years of full-time study upon transfer. View 4-year institutions’ transfer agreement information by program here.

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