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2012-2013 Official General Catalog 
2012-2013 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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Nursing: A.A.S.

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Associate in Applied Science

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 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission 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 salaries ranging from $35,000 to $50,000. Graduates may continue their education for the baccalaureate and higher degrees in the nursing field. 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 direct transfer credit and/or challenge first year nursing courses.

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. These students who wish part-time study may do so.

Program supervised by:
Michelle J. Ames, R.N., M.S.N., Chairman
Office: Decker Center, Room 217
Telephone: 607 778-5060
E-mail: amesmj@sunybroome.edu





  1. In order to progress, students must complete assignments in the Nursing Skills Center. Nursing Skills Center assignments are completed outside of class and clinical times.
  2. Each student enrolled in Nursing must meet the mathematics proficiency requirements at selected intervals during the program.
  3. Clinical experiences for Nursing students are scheduled by the Nursing Department and include days, evenings, and weekends. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to clinical and community facilities in Broome and surrounding counties. Clinical components run concurrently with lecture. In order to progress, students must pass the clinical component which corresponds with each theory course.
  4. ADN 298, Nursing Seminar, is required of all returning, transfer, and challenge students.
  5. The Nursing program must be completed within 4 academic years of the date of enrollment in Nursing Courses.
  6. Students must receive a “C” or better in all Nursing, Biology, Microbiology, and Pharmacology courses in order to progress in the Program.
  7. See BCC Website: Nursing Department pages for essential functions required for the Nursing Program.
  8. 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.
  9. Students who academically fail two (2) nursing courses will be permanently dismissed from the nursing program.  Students who fail clinically will be permanently dismissed from the nursing program.
  10. Students who fail a nursing course in the program will need to return as a part-time student.
  11. 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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