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Requirements for the A.A.S. Degree

Course no. Course title Common core category Credits
Common core requirements
REQUIRED CORE I.A: ENGL-101 English Composition I 3
  ENGL-102 English Composition II 3
REQUIRED CORE I.B: MA-119* or MA-336 College Algebra/Computer-assisted Statistics 3
REQUIRED CORE I.C: BI-301 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
FLEXIBLE CORE II.E: PSYC-101 Psychology 3
  PSYC-220 Human Growth & Development 3
FLEXIBLE CORE II.A, II.B, II.C or II.D Liberal Arts Elective 3
Sub-total 22
Requirements for the Major
  NU-101 Safe & Effective Nursing Care Level I 7
  NU-102 Safe & Effective Nursing Care Level II 9
  NU-201 Safe & Effective Nursing Care Level III 9
  NU-202 Safe & Effective Nursing Care Level IV 9
  NU-204 Nursing & Societal Forces 3
Sub-total 37
Additional Major Requirements
  BI-302 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
  BI-311 Microbiology 4
Sub-total 8
Total Credits Required: 67

*Students who place out of MA 119 are required to take MA 336. All students must complete two (2) WI designated classes to fulfill degree requirements.

The Nursing program combines a rigorous 67-credit program with clinical experiences, preparing graduates to provide direct care to patients with common, well-defined health care needs in a variety of structured health care settings. Admission is highly competitive, and is based on successful completion of a pre-Nursing curriculum.

View the entrance requirements and other information about the program.

Recommended Course Sequence

A.A.S. Degree in Nursing - Catalog Year 2017-18

Semester #1 Pre-Clinical sequence

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL 101 English Composition I

(Required Core 1.A.: English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: BE 112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

MA 119 College Algebra*

(Required Core 1.B. Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning)

3

Pre-req. for MA 119: MA 10 or passing score on the CUNY math placement exam, or exemption

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology

(Flexible Core 2.E.)

3

Pre-req.: BE 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

BI 301 Anatomy & Physiology 1 (Required Core 1.C.)

4

Pre-req.: BE 112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

Total credits for the term

13


Semester #2 Clinical sequence

**Students may take one of more of these courses prior to NU-101, or during Winter or Summer Session.

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

**ENGL 102 English Composition II

(Required Core 1.A.: English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: ENGL 101 or placement

**BI 302 Anatomy & Physiology 2

4

Pre-req.: BI-301

NU 101 Safe & Effective Nursing Care of Clients Level I

7

Pre-req.: a) completion of Pre-Clinical Sequence with minimum 3.0 GPA and grade of C or better in BI 301; b) MA 10 or passing score on the CUNY math placement exam, or exemption; c) completion of speech remediation if required; and d) completion of the Pre-Admission RN PAX exam

Co-req.: BI 302, PSYC 220, BCLS Certification.

**PSYC 220 Human Growth & Development

(Flexible Core 2.E.)

3

Pre-req.: BE 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

Total credits for the term

17


Semester #3 Clinical sequence

**Students may take this course during Winter or Summer Session.

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

**BI 311 Microbiology

4

Pre-req.: BI 202 or 302

NU 102 Safe & Effective Nursing Care of Clients Level II

9

Pre-req.: NU 101 and BI 302 (both with C or better) and PSYC 220

Co-req.: BI 311, BCLS certification

Total credits for the term

13


Semester #4 Clinical sequence

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

NU 201 Safe & Effective Nursing Care of Clients Level III

9

Pre-req.: NU 102 and BI 311 (both with C or better

Co-req.: BCLS certification

Liberal Arts elective (Flexible Core 2. A., B., C., or D)

3

Check prerequisites for individual courses


Total credits for the term

12


Semester #5 Clinical sequence

**Students may take this course during Winter or Summer Session

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

NU 202 Safe & Effective Nursing Care of Clients Level IV

9

Pre-req.: NU 201 (completed with C or better)

Co-req.: NU 204, BCLS certification

**NU 204 Nursing and Societal Forces

3

Pre-req.: NU 201 (completed with C or better)

Co-req.: NU 202

Total credits for the term

12

Total credits required for the A.A.S. in Nursing

67

Notes:

  1. All students must complete two (2) WI designated classes to fulfill degree requirements.
  2. Students in degree programs must complete any required remedial speech courses before graduation. See pre-requisite for NU 101.
  3. *Students who are exempt from MA 119 College Algebra are required to take MA 336 Statistics.
  4. Students are required to take particular courses in some areas of the Common Core that fulfill both general education and major requirements. If students do not take the required courses in the Common Core, they will have to take additional credits to complete their degree requirements.
  5. **Because the clinical Nursing courses (NU-101, 102, 201, and 202) are intensive, students are recommended to take some courses during Winter or Summer sessions.

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Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs

A.A.S. in Nursing - Catalog Year 2017-18

General Education Outcomes

  1. Communicate effectively through written and oral forms
  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  4. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning
  5. Discipline specific outcomes: A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods and perspectives that students gain through study of the social sciences and history, the natural sciences, the arts and the humanities. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation; they equip students to make informed judgments and engage with life beyond the classroom.
    1. Apply concepts and perspectives from history or the social sciences to examine the formation of ideas, human behavior, social institutions, or social processes and to make informed judgments
    2. Apply concepts and methods of the natural and physical sciences to examine natural phenomena and to make informed decisions
    3. Apply aesthetic and intellectual criteria to examine or create works in the humanities and the arts and to make informed judgments

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors consistent with the standards of practice and regulatory frameworks of the registered professional nurse
  2. Provide safe, effective and competent nursing care that promotes the health of patients and families
  3. Assess patient and family-centered nursing care in a culturally sensitive and holistic manner across the life-span
  4. Provide patient-centered nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings to diverse patient populations across the lifespan
  5. Participate in collaborative relationships with members of the interdisciplinary team, the patient, and the patient's support persons
  6. Utilize evidence based healthcare information and related disciplines to provide safe nursing care
  7. Improve healthcare by participating in quality improvement initiatives
  8. Use information management principles, techniques, and systems, and patient care technology to communicate, manage information, mitigate error, and support decision-making

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