NURSING / A.A.S. DEGREE

Ammerman - Grant
Hegis Code: 5208-10

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: NURS1-AAS, NURS2-AAS, NURS3-AAS, NURS4-AAS, NURS5-AAS, NURS6-AAS
 

     This program leads to the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. The Nursing curriculum is designed to prepare students for entry into practice, as well as provide opportunities for students seeking transfer into a baccalaureate of science degree through articulation/joint admission agreements. In addition to courses required for the A.A.S. degree, through an appropriate choice of elective courses, students may prepare for admission requirements to four-year colleges and universities.
Specific course transfers are subject to the discretion of the institution. Information on articulation agreements between Suffolk County Community College and potential transfer institutions can be found at http://www.sunysuffolk.edu/Students/TransferOpps.asp. Upon award of the A.A.S. degree, graduates are qualified to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Professional Nurses (NCLEX-RN)**.

     The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) formally the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) accredits all the nursing programs. The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) can be reached at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; phone 404-975-5000, fax 404-975-5020. Web site at http://www.acenursing.org.

Admission Procedures and Requirements

     Prospective nursing students are strongly advised to attend a Nursing Information Seminar. For further information contact the campus Admissions Office for dates and times.
     The nursing program is highly competitive. Meeting minimum criteria for admission does not guarantee acceptance to the program. The college reserves the right to make final decisions based upon the applicant pool each year.

PROGRAM START DATES AND APPLICATION DEADLINES

Program Start Date Application
Deadline
Supporting
Documentation
Deadline
Maximum Time
to Complete
Requirements after
Starting Program
Ammerman Day Program Fall Semester January 1 January 31 4 years
Ammerman Advanced Placement Day Program (from LPN) Spring Semester June 1 June 30 4 years
Ammerman Evening Program Fall Semester January 1 January 31 5 years
Grant Day Program Fall Semester January 1 January 31 4 years
Grant Advanced Placement Day Program (from LPN) Fall Semester January 1 January 31 4 years
Grant Evening Program Spring Semester June 1 June 30 5 years


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSIDERATION FOR ADMISSION
Applicants Coming Directly from High School 80 academic average

80 in Regents biology and Regents chemistry (exam and course average)

80 in Integrated Algebra or its equivalent

21 score on ACT or 1000 score on SAT
Applicants Already Enrolled in College 3.0 cumulative grade point average for ENG101, PSY101, BIO130 and BIO132

All laboratory science courses (BIO130, BIO132, BIO244) must have been completed within the ten years prior to submitting the application for admission)
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) Applying for Advanced Placement Program* 3.0 cumulative grade point average for ENG101, PSY101, BIO130 and BIO132

Completion of English (ENG) elective and SOC101 with minimum grade of C
Applicants with Advanced Degrees Who Do Not Meet Minimum Admission Requirements May be considered on an individual basis
* Licensed Practical Nurses who have been formally accepted in the advanced placement program are required to take: NUR123, NUR124, NUR130, NUR240, NUR246 and NUR248, but not NUR101, NUR116, NUR133, NUR136, and NUR275.

PLEASE NOTE: Prerequisites of high school chemistry and Integrated Algebra or its equivalent are required for BIO130. CHE100 is recommended for those without high school chemistry and MAT006 or MAT007 is recommended for those without Integrated Algebra. A minimum grade of C must be earned for BIO130 and BIO132

All prerequisite courses may be retaken only once to achieve a higher grade. The second grades will be used for admission consideration.

Completion of BIO244 is strongly recommended before taking beginning nursing courses. A minimum grade of C must be earned.

Applicants to the nursing program may submit CLEP or similar standardized test score in fulfillment of the ENG101 and/or PSY101 prerequisites. The CLEP score will not be computed as part of the grade point average for purposes of admission decisions.



For additional information about the Nursing Program, contact the Admissions office at 451-4414. General notes about the Nursing Program:
  • Nursing (NUR) clinical courses require that students travel for clinical experiences throughout Suffolk County.
  • In addition to college health requirements, all nursing students must meet the health requirements of the School of Nursing, and clinical facilities which they will be attending. These health requirements include an annual physical examination on a College approved form, annual Tuberculin testing, Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella (IGG) titers indicating immunity, and any additional requirements of clinical agencies. Subsequent significant alteration in a student’s health status during the semester may disqualify participation in clinical activities and require additional health clearance. Students who do not comply with these health requirements will not be permitted in the clinical area and may possibly be unable to fulfill nursing course requirements.
  • Students are required to present proof of current American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) for Healthcare Provider and CPR certification for adult, child, and infant by the first day of every clinical course. CPR online courses or certification from providers other than American Heart Association will not be accepted. Students who are not able to show proof of completion or whose CPR certification has lapsed will not be permitted in the clinical area and may possibly be unable to fulfill nursing course requirements.
  • All students accepted into the nursing program must submit to a background check through the designated company assigned by the College. The incurred cost is the student’s responsibility. Previous background certificates will not be accepted. Based on the results, a clinical site may possibly not allow a student's presence at the facility, resulting in an inability to successfully complete the requirements of the nursing program.
  • Additional expenses are required for nursing students including purchase of a uniform, stethoscope, watch, basic calculator, and a comprehensive assessment review program.
  • Students need to meet safety and technical standards for nursing practice. This information is available in the Admissions Office or in the Nursing Handbook located on the Nursing Department Home Web page.
  • All students are expected to have basic computer literacy to include functionality in email and basic internet search and navigation.
  • Students admitted to the nursing program may be permitted to register for fewer than 12 credits provided they meet the prerequisite and corequisite requirements in the nursing curriculum. However, students are advised that registering for less than 12 credits per semester may adversely affect financial aid awards.
  • Students must remain within their original curriculum code, program, and admitting campus.
  • Students may only take one (1) clinical nursing course at a time.
  • Students must achieve a minimum passing grade of C in each science course (BIO130, or BIO132 and BIO244) and all nursing (NUR) courses in order to progress to the next course in sequence and qualify for graduation. Students who receive less than a C in a nursing (NUR) course (except NUR101 and NUR130) may repeat the course once. Students who receive less than a C in NUR 101 or NUR 130 will be dismissed from the program and may reapply for admission for the subsequent application deadline period.
  • Students are not guaranteed a seat in nursing courses if there is a disruption in their sequential completion of the program. Students who receive grades less than C in two nursing (NUR) courses will be dismissed from the program and may re-apply for admission after a four year period. Students who fail the clinical portion of a nursing (NUR) course, will receive an F regardless of the time during the semester this failure occurs.
  • ** Determination of "good moral character" is a requirement for registered professional nurse licensure. Eligibility to sit for the licensing examination to become a registered nurse is subject to New York State law regarding professional misconduct. Applicants for the nursing program who have been charged or convicted of a crime (felony or misdemeanor) in any state or country, or whose practice of nursing may be impaired by alcohol, drugs, physical or mental disability, must contact the State Education Department, Division of Professional Licensing Service. Although these applicants may take the licensing examination, they may or may not be issued a limited permit and/or registered professional nurse license, depending on the results of the investigation process.

Day Program
FIRST SEMESTER: 18 credits
Lec. CT* Lab. Cr.
BIO130: Anatomy and Physiology I 3 3 4
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum NUR101: Fundamentals of Nursing 4 6 2 7
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum NUR116: Nursing Success 1 1
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum NUR123: Health Assessment 2 2 3
PSY101: Introduction to Psychology 3 3
           
SECOND SEMESTER: 19 credits Lec. CT* Lab. Cr.
BIO132: Anatomy and Physiology II 3 3 4
ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum NUR133: Adult Physical Health Nursing I 2.5 4.5 2 5
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum NUR136: Adult Mental Health Nursing 2.5 4.5 4
SOC101: Introduction to Sociology 3 3
           
THIRD SEMESTER: 19 credits Lec. CT* Lab. Cr.
BIO244: General Microbiology 3 4 4
English Elective 3 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum NUR240: Adult Physical Health Nursing II 5 9 8
  or        
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum NUR246: Child Health Nursing 2.5 4.5 4
  and        
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum NUR248: Maternal/Child Health Nursing 2.5 4.5 4
PSY210: Lifespan Development 3 3
Physical Education 2 1
           
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15-16 credits Lec. CT* Lab. Cr.
Humanities Elective 3 3
NUR103: Dosage Calculation for Nurses 2 2
or Unrestricted Elective 3 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum NUR246: Child Health Nursing 2.5 4.5 4
  and        
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum NUR248: Maternal/Child Health Nursing 2.5 4.5 4
  or        
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum NUR240: Adult Physical Health Nursing II 5 9 8
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum NUR275: Nursing: Past, Present and Future 1 1
Physical Education 2 1
           
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 71 - 72

*Clinical teaching
 These courses constitute the major in this
curriculum These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.

REQUIRED CREDIT DISTRIBUTION
Nursing 37 credits
English 6 credits
Biology 12 credits
Social Sciences 9 credits
Humanities 3 credits
Unrestricted Elective 2-3 credits
Physical Education 2 credits

Evening Program
FIRST SEMESTER: 11 credits
Lec. CT* Lab. Cr.
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum NUR101: Fundamentals of Nursing 4 6 2 7
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum NUR116: Nursing Success 1 1
SOC101: Introduction to Sociology 3 3
           
SECOND SEMESTER: 10 credits Lec. CT* Lab. Cr.
English Elective 3 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum NUR123: Health Assessment 2 2 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum NUR136: Adult Mental Health Nursing 2.5 4.5 4
           
THIRD SEMESTER: 8 credits Lec. CT* Lab. Cr.
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum NUR133: Adult Physical Health Nursing I 2.5 4.5 2 5
PSY210: Lifespan Development 3 3
           
FOURTH SEMESTER: 8 credits Lec. CT* Lab. Cr.
BIO244: General Microbiology 3 4 4
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum NUR248: Maternal/Child Health Nursing 2.5 4.5 4
           
FIFTH SEMESTER: 7-8 credits Lec. CT* Lab. Cr.
NUR103: Dosage Calculation for Nurses 2 2
or Unrestricted Elective 3 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum NUR246: Child Health Nursing 2.5 4.5 4
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum NUR275: Nursing: Past, Present and Future 1 1
SIXTH SEMESTER: 11 credits Lec. CT* Lab. Cr.
Humanities Elective 3 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum NUR240: Adult Physical Health Nursing II 5 9 8
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 69-70**

*Clinical teaching
**Includes 14 credits for ENG101, BIO130, BIO132 and PSY101 taken prior to admission to the program.
 These courses constitute the major in this
curriculum These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.

REQUIRED CREDIT DISTRIBUTION
Nursing 37 credits
English 6 credits
Biology 12 credits
Social Science 9 credits
Humanities 3 credits
Unrestricted Elective 2-3 credits

LPN Advanced Placement Program
FIRST SEMESTER: 3 credits
Lec. CT* Lab. Cr.
** Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum NUR130: PN to RN Transition 3
           
SECOND SEMESTER: 11.5 credits Lec. CT* Lab. Cr.
BIO244: General Microbiology 3 4 4
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum NUR123: Health Assessment 2 2 3
*** Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum NUR124: LPN to RN Advanced Placement 2.5 3 2 4.5
           
THIRD SEMESTER: 11 credits Lec. CT* Lab. Cr.
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum NUR246: Child Health Nursing 2.5 4.5 4
  and        
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum NUR248: Maternal/Child Health Nursing 2.5 4.5 4
  or        
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum NUR240: Adult Physical Health Nursing II 5 9 8
PSY210: Lifespan Development 3 3
           
FOURTH SEMESTER: 13-14 credits Lec. CT* Lab. Cr.
Humanities Elective 3 3
NUR103: Dosage Calculation for Nurses 2 2
or Unrestricted Elective 3 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum NUR240: Adult Physical Health Nursing II 5 9 8
  or        
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum NUR246: Child Health Nursing 2.5 4.5 4
  and        
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum NUR248: Maternal/Child Health Nursing 2.5 4.5 4
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 69.5†

*Clinical teaching
**Restricted to Licensed Practical Nurses who have been accepted into the Advanced Placement Program. Upon successful completion of the course, students are awarded 13.5 nursing credits for prior work and experience completed as a LPN.
***Required only for Advanced Placement students.
Includes 20 credits for ENG101, SOC101, PSY101, BIO130, BIO132 and an English elective.
 These courses constitute the major in this
curriculum These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.

REQUIRED CREDIT DISTRIBUTION
Nursing 37 credits
English 6 credits
Biology 12 credits
Social Science 9 credits
Humanities 3 credits
Unrestricted Elective 2-3 credits
All students must complete at least 30 credits of coursework at SCCC (resident credits) for the A.A.S. degree in registered nursing. These resident credits specifically exclude advanced placement, CLEP, physical education, and transfer credits from other institutions.