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2016-2017 Official General Catalog 
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Associate in Applied Science

SUNY Broome Community College Department of Nursing offers a college-based curriculum to prepare graduates for immediate entrance into the entry level of registered nursing. This program is accredited by the ACEN and registered by the New York State Education Department. Graduates of this curriculum are eligible to take the national licensing examination for registered nurses. They are qualified for immediate employment in long term, acute care, home care, private medical offices, health maintenance organizations and clinic settings with the average entry salaries ranging from $40,000 to $60,000. Graduates are encouraged to continue their education for the baccalaureate and higher degrees in the nursing field. SUNY BCC Nursing Department has articulation agreements with a variety of Bachelor of Science Nursing schools which makes transfer to these programs a smooth transition.

LPNs may apply for a transfer of credit per policy.

SEQUENCE OF COURSES: This model is a two-year course schedule for students meeting all program requirements and deciding to pursue full-time study. Schedules will be redesigned for those requiring preparatory courses.

Program supervised by:
Denisa M. Talovic, MS, RN, CNE, Chairperson
Office: Decker Center, Room 217
Telephone: 607 778-5060


Spring Semester 18 Credits




The Nursing program has required educational components in all of the following areas: classroom, clinical facilities and the nursing skills lab.

Each student enrolled in the Nursing program must meet the mathematics proficiency requirements at selected intervals during the program.

Clinical experiences for nursing students are scheduled by the Nursing Department and include day, evening and weekend timeframe.  Students from the day time program will have evening clinical hours assigned in specialty areas. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to clinical and community facilities in Broome and surrounding counties. All clinical components run concurrently with lecture. In order to progress, students must satisfactorily complete the clinical component corresponding with each theory course.

In order to progress, students must also complete assignments in the Nursing Skills Center Lab & Computer Lab. These assignments are completed both inside and outside of class time.

ADN 298 Nursing Seminar is a 1 credit course that is required of all returning / transferring students and LPN's meeting challenge criteria.

The Nursing program must be completed within 4 academic years of the date of enrollment in Nursing Courses.
Students must receive a "C" or better in all Nursing, Biology, Microbiology, and Pharmacology courses in order to progress in the Program.
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In order to be eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse, graduates must meet the criteria for good moral character as determined by the New York State Education Department.

Students who academically fail two (2) nursing courses will be dismissed from the nursing program.  Students who fail clinically will be permanently dismissed from the nursing program.

Transfer students wanting to matriculate into the nursing program must provide a letter from their previous nursing program director stating that the student did not leave the previous program for clinical issues relating to patient safety or professionalism.

For important general information see Health Science curricula.

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