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Students who complete the Nursing program earn an Associate in Science degree. SUNY Ulster's Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, telephone 404.975.5000, fax 404.975.5020, www.acenursing.org.
The program can be completed in two academic years or extended and pursued on a part-time basis. Nursing courses, however, must be taken consecutively, and it is recommended that they be taken without interruption. Local hospitals and health agencies are utilized as an extension of the College laboratory, providing on-site experience in various medical settings.SUNY Ulster's Nursing program cannot be completed during the evening.
It is recommended that a student who has a felony conviction on his or her record discuss it with the Nursing Department chairperson prior to enrolling in the program. He or she may complete the program and take the licensing examination (NCLEX-RN). However, licensure determination is made by the New York State Board for Professional Licensure. Pending investigation by the State, the graduate may or may not be licensed.
At the completion of the AS Nursing Degree program, a student will be able to:
Upon satisfactory completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurse licensure (NCLEX-RN). This opens up local and nationwide employment opportunities for graduates in many settings with diverse populations.
Requirements for Program Entry
Students accepted into Nursing courses are required to have the following in place prior to the Fall semester in which the courses begin:
Developmental Assistance Available
For students who do not meet basic reading and math requirements, or who have other learning issues, extra assistance is readily available through SUNY Ulster's Learning Center,Patrik Math Center, the Writing Center, the Peer and Friend Tutor Program, and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors.
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Nursing students must achieve a minimum grade of C in all required Nursing (NUR), Biology (BIO) courses in order to progress in the Nursing program or to be eligible for graduation. Students may only repeat two Nursing courses. If unsuccessful the second time, they may not continue in the Nursing program. Students must supply their own transportation to off-campus labs and learning sites. The Nursing program course sequence must be completed within four consecutive years. If a Nursing major is dismissed from the College for academic reasons, the student may not re-enter the Nursing program unless approved by the Nursing Department.
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|BIO 107 *||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|ENG 101||College English I||3|
|NUR 152||Nursing I||7|
|NUR 153||Nursing Dosage Calculations||1|
|PSY 101||General Psychology||3|
|BIO 108 *||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|ENG 102||College English II||3|
|LIB 111||Information Literacy||1|
|NUR 154||Nursing II||8|
|PSY 210||Life Span Development||3|
|BIO 201 *||Microbiology||4|
|NUR 252||Nursing III||8|
|SOC 101||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|MAT 105 or higher||College Algebra or higher||3|
|NUR 254||Nursing IV||9|
NOTE: Through advisement, students will also fulfill General Education Requirements.
* These courses require prerequisites.
ENG 101 is a pre/co-requisite for all history and 200-level sociology courses.