SCCC - School of Nursing

The Associate in Science (A.S) Nursing curriculum is designed to prepare students for entry into practice as well as provide opportunities for students seeking transfer into an RN to BSN completion program (Baccalaureate of Science Degree) through articulation/joint admission agreements. Information on articulation agreements between Suffolk County Community College and potential transfer institutions can be found here. Upon award of the A.S. degree, graduates are qualified to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Professional Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

The Practical Nursing certificate program is designed to prepare students for entry into practice, as well as provide opportunities for students seeking admission into Advanced Placement RN programs. Upon award of the Practical Nursing certificate, graduates are qualified to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).

The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree and the Practical Nurse Certificate Program are registered by the New York State Education Department and accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3343 Peachtree Road, NE Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326: (404) 975-5000, Fax: (404) 975-5020. (www.acenursing.org)

A Message from the Dean

Welcome to Suffolk County Community College School of Nursing. We are a collaborative learning community committed to teaching, scholarship and service, with a shared goal of enabling our students to succeed. Our curriculum provides students with a critical foundation in the art and science of nursing while encompassing emerging issues in healthcare. We have partnered with top clinical agencies in Suffolk County to offer outstanding clinical experiences. Our Nationally renowned nurse educators recognized for decades of experience provide a nurturing learning environment for the future healthcare workforce. Our highly motivated and diverse student body develop into nursing leaders committed to helping individuals, families, and communities at local, national, and international levels. Whether you are a prospective student, a current student, a graduate, or a guest, we invite you to join us and look forward to welcoming you.

Warm Regards,

Cheryl Shaffer PhD, PNP, ANP
Associate Dean and Professor