A.A.S. in Nursing Evening-Program Degree Description

The Nursing Program leads to an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree for students who successfully complete the required five semesters of study. Students are prepared to become registered nurses upon successful completion of the course of study and satisfactory performance on the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). The framework for the nurse education program embodies basic needs, the nursing process, and the Associate Degree Nurse (A.D.N.) competencies. Students utilize the nursing process in the care of patients in acute general care hospitals and nursing homes. In addition to hospitals, students work within community settings. Teaching/learning environments also include lecture halls and patient simulated laboratory, where students practice and achieve proficiency in their technical skills to prepare them for patient assignments. Students, under the direct guidance of qualified professional nurse instructors, learn to provide nursing care for patients of all ages in a variety of settings. All students are encouraged to join the National Student Nurses Association of New York and the on-campus, Gonzalez-Tubman Nursing Club. Some scholarships are available to nursing students. The Registered Nurse program is accredited by the New York State Education Department.