Nursing Department


The Queensborough Community College program in Nursing, established in 1967, has developed into one of the most respected Associate degree programs in New York State. Clinical nursing courses for students are offered in the Fall and Spring semesters. Students are provided many options to continue onto a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing.

The Nursing clinical curriculum is integrated into the College setting and provides a strong foundation in general education, biological sciences, and social sciences, as well as nursing science. The Associate Degree Nurse is educated to function in a variety of structured health care settings and provide direct care to patients with common, well-defined health care needs.

Queensborough offers a unique Dual/Joint Program with Hunter Bellevue School of Nursing and York College which leads to a baccalaureate degree in Nursing. CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS) also offers an online BS in Nursing.

Students participate in clinical experiences during each semester of the four core courses in the program, and utilize a variety of private and public acute care hospitals in Queens and Nassau. In addition, the Department has five well-equipped laboratories, a Virtual Hospital utilizing simulation and a Nursing Computer Resource Center.

The program is registered by the New York State Education Department and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, Telephone: 404-975-5000. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Professional Nursing (NCLEXRN).

Veterans Accelerated Program into Nursing

Queensborough Community College is launching an accelerated program into nursing for persons in the military who have received training or worked as a medic or hospital corpsman. This accelerated program involves a week-long bridge program that will cover nursing content needed for students to transition seamlessly into the second semester clinical nursing course. Students successfully completing the bridge program will be granted seven academic credits.

Please download the brochure for further information about the program and contact information.