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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 transfer institutions. Information on articulation agreements between Suffolk County Community College and potential transfer institutions can be found at Transfer Agreements. 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 Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Nursing is registered by the New York State Education Department and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3343 Peachtree Road NE Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326: (404) 975-5000, Fax: (404) 975-5020. http://www.acenursing.org.

Program Prerequisites


Admission Procedures and Requirements

     Prospective nursing students are strongly advised to attend a nursing information seminar. For further information contact the campus Office of Admissions. All Associate Degree RN program (Day, Evening and LPN-RN Advanced Placement) applicants* are required to take the Test for Essential Academic Skills (TEAS V) and achieve a minimum of Proficient Level on the ATI Academic Preparedness Category in order to be considered for admission to the nursing program. Applicants must complete the application for admission and all prerequisite courses by the application deadline. The Office of Central Admissions must receive the TEAS V score report by the supporting documentation deadline. Within the year prior to the supporting documents deadline, applicants may only take the TEAS V twice, and must register and pay all fees each time. The results of the second attempt would then be used for admission consideration. Further information including dates and locations for TEAS V testing at the College is posted on Suffolk County Community College School of Nursing website www.sunysuffolk.com/Nursing and on the ATI website www.atitesting.com. 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.

* Current high school students applying for admission to the Associate Degree Day program are exempt from taking the TEAS V test but must meet all other minimum requirements, as specified below.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSIDERATION FOR ADMISSION
Current High School Students Applying for Admission Consideration into the Associate Degree RN Day Program (Ammerman and Michael J. Grant Campuses) 80 unweighted final high school academic average
Final course average in Regents Biology Class (or its equivalent) of 80 or better
Regents Biology Exam (or its equivalent) score of 80 or better
Final course average in Regents Chemistry Class (or its equivalent) of 80 or better
Regents Chemistry Exam (or its equivalent) score of 80 or better
Final course average in Regents Integrated Algebra (or its equivalent) of 80 or better
Minimum SAT score of 1000 (combined score between Critical Reading & Mathematics) or Minimum Score of 21 on ACT Exam
Applicants Previously or Currently Enrolled in College Applying for Admission Consideration into the Associate Degree RN Day or Evening RN program (Ammerman and Michael J. Grant Campuses) The following prerequisite courses must be completed prior to the application deadline: ENG101, PSY101, BIO130 and BIO132* with a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in these four (4) courses. These courses may be retaken only once to achieve a higher grade. The second grade will be used for admission consideration. In addition, students must have completed BIO 130 and BIO 132 within ten (10) years prior to submitting the application for admission, with a minimum grade of C. A minimum grade of C must also be earned in BIO 244, not a prerequisite course but a graduation requirement.

TEAS V minimum score of Proficient Level within the year prior to the supporting documentation application deadline.

Applicants may submit a CLEP or similar standardized test score in fulfillment of the ENG 101 and/or PSY 101 prerequisite. The CLEP score will not be computed as part of the cumulative grade point average for purposes of admission decisions.
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) Applying for admission into the LPN-RN Advanced Placement Day Program (Ammerman and Michael J. Grant Campuses) The following prerequisite courses must be completed prior to the application deadline: ENG101, PSY101, BIO130 and BIO132*, English (ENG) elective, and SOC101 with a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in these six (6) courses. These courses may be retaken only once to achieve a higher grade. The second grade will be used for admission consideration. A minimum grade of C must be earned for SOC 101, English elective, BIO 130 and BIO 132, and, in addition, students must have completed BIO 130 and BIO 132 within ten (10) years prior to submitting the application for admission. A minimum grade of C must also be earned in BIO 244, not a prerequisite course but a graduation requirement.

TEAS V minimum score of Proficient Level within the year prior to the application deadline.

Applicants may submit a CLEP or similar standardized test score in fulfillment of the ENG 101 and/or PSY 101 prerequisite. The CLEP score will not be computed as part of the cumulative grade point average for purposes of admission decisions.

All LPN-RN Advanced Placement Day Program applicants must submit a copy of their active New York State LPN registration certificate to the Admissions Office by the application deadline specified.

* PLEASE NOTE: Prerequisites of high school chemistry and Integrated Algebra or its equivalent are required for registration to take BIO130. CHE100 is recommended for those without high school chemistry and MAT006 or MAT007 is recommended for those without high school Integrated Algebra to be completed prior to registration of BIO 130.


APPLICATION DEADLINES AND PROGRAM START DATES
Program Start Date Application
Deadline
Supporting
Documentation
Deadline
Current High School Students and Applicants Previously or Currently Enrolled in College Applying for Admission into the Associate Degree Day RN Program (Ammerman and Michael J. Grant Campus) Fall Semester January 1 January 31
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) Applying for Admission into the LPN-RN Advanced Placement Day Program (Ammerman Campus) Spring Semester August 1 August 31
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) Applying for Admission into the LPN-RN Advanced Placement Day Program (Michael J. Grant Campus) Fall Semester January 1 January 31
Applicants Previously or Currently Enrolled in College Applying for Admission into the Associate Degree Evening RN Program (Ammerman Campus) Fall Semester January 1 January 31
Applicants Previously or Currently Enrolled in College Applying for Admission into the Associate Degree Evening RN Program (Michael J. Grant Campus) Spring Semester August 1 August 31

General notes about the Nursing Program:

  • Nursing (NUR) clinical courses require that students travel for clinical experiences throughout Suffolk County.
  • The maximum time to complete the program requirements upon enrollment is four (4) years for the day and advanced placement LPN-RN programs, and five (5) years for the evening program.
  • 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 (2) nursing (NUR) courses will be dismissed from the program and may re-apply for admission after a four (4) 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.
  • Refer to the School of Nursing website www.sunysuffolk.edu/Nursing to view additional information regarding the program. The student policy manual and handbook located on the School of Nursing webpage contains information including, but not limited to, academic progression, additional expenses for nursing students beyond textbooks, tuition and fees, attendance (lecture, lab, and clinical), background check, CPR certification, classroom decorum, complaints and grievances, determination of safe clinical practice, dosage calculation competency, electronic communication, health requirements, safety and technical standards, methods of grading, examinations and student evaluation, student record file, and professional behavior.
  • ** 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 be determined eligible to take the licensing examination, they may or may not be issued a limited permit and/or registered 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.