Nursing AAS

Welcome to the Nurse Education Program at SUNY Corning!


Applications for the Fall 2022 semester available starting January 2022.

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The Associate Degree Nursing Program at SUNY Corning Community College prepares nurses who are capable of administering safe, effective patient-centered care to an individual or a group of individuals with a variety of health care needs. The Associate Degree Nurse functions both as a team member and as a manager of patient care. Our curriculum will provide the general knowledge and skills to begin your career as an entry-level nurse. The state-of–the-art simulation lab allows students to develop essential critical thinking skills in today’s complex and ever changing healthcare environment.

Graduates of the Nurse Education program are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Upon successful completion of the exam, the graduate meets minimum standards according to the New York State Board of Nursing to practice as a Registered Nurse.

At the time of submission of an application for licensure, the applicant is required to report a history of a felony or misdemeanor, or if such charges are pending. State Boards of Nursing will review the information submitted by the applicant and will determine if the applicant is legible for licensure. A history of a felony or a misdemeanor may jeopardize the applicant’s eligibility for licensure by state Boards of Nursing. Prospective applicants with a felony or misdemeanor are encouraged to discuss their situation with the Board of Nursing in the state where licensure is being sought.

Persons intending to practice nursing in New York should contact the New York State Board of Nursing, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234 (815-474-3817). Those intending to practice nursing in Pennsylvania should contact the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing, PO Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105 (717-783-7142).


SUNY Corning Community College’s Nurse Education Program is approved by the New York State Board of Education and has been awarded accreditation through Fall 2022 by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326 (404-975-5000); fax (404-975-5050); or

Nursing Admissions

How to apply to the nursing program

The nursing program is designed for full time or part time study and maybe completed in a minimum of two academic years of full-time study. The four semester sequence of nursing courses, which begins each fall semester, must be completed sequentially. Students who desire part-time study may complete the general degree requirements before seeking admission.

Admission Criteria:

To be eligible to be admitted to the AAS Program the following requirements must be met:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 (77%) or higher 
  • High School Transcript or GED Certificate
  • All AAS prerequisite course work must be completed with a grade of C or better
  • Completion of High School Algebra, Biology, and Chemistry courses with at least a grade of C or 75 average (within past five years) Note: For Fall 2022 applicants only this requirement must have been met in the past seven years (successfully completed between 2015 and present)
  • Completion of one full semester of College level chemistry with a grade of C or better (within past five years) Note: For Fall 2022 applicants only this requirement must have been met in the past seven years (successfully completed between 2015 and present)
  • Completion of one full semester of College level biology with a grade of C or better (within past five years) Note: For Fall 2022 applicants only this requirement must have been met in the past seven years (successfully completed between 2015 and present)
  • Eligible for placement in MATH 1150 or higher by placement test or by transfer credit of a course equivalent to MATH 1150
  • Eligible for placement in ENGL 1010 by placement test or by transfer credit of a course equivalent to ENGL 1010
  • TEAS Admission Assessment score of 58.7% or higher (within past two years)

Steps to apply

  1. Apply to SUNY CCC
  2. Review Information Session presentations to learn more about program guidelines and expectations.
  3. Apply to the nursing program. Students must apply for acceptance into the nursing program through the Department of Nurse Education. Applications are reviewed after March 1. Students who are not accepted must reapply using the same process for admission in the future.
  4. Submit your high school transcripts, college transcripts, military transcripts, and/or high school equivalency diploma and test scores to the Department of Nurse Education by March 1.
  5. Complete your placement tests as well as any additional testing.
  6. Create your personal account with ATI and complete the TEAS Assessment Test

Course Requirements


Fall Semester 18 Credits

  • BIOL 1210 - Anatomy & Physiology I

  • ENGL 1010 - English Composition I

  • NURS1200 – Fundamentals/Health Assessment

  • NURS1300 – Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing

  • NURS1400 – Pharmacology

  • HLTH1510 – Introduction to Nutrition

Spring Semester 18 Credits

  • BIOL 1220 - Anatomy & Physiology II

  • ENGL 1020 - English Composition II

  • PSYC1101 – Introduction to Psychological Science

  • NURS1600 – Medical-Surgical Nursing I

  • NURS1650 – Behavioral Health Nursing

  • NURS1700 – Pharmacology II


Fall Semester 14 Credits

  • BIO 2010 - General Microbiology

  • NURS2200 – Maternal-Child Nursing

  • NURS2250 – Medical-Surgical Nursing II

  • NURS2275 – Pharmacology III

  • NURS2300 – Transition to Practice

Spring Semester 14 Credits

  • MATH 1150 – Quantitative Reasoning II 

  • PHIL1300 – Current Moral Issues

  • NURS2400 – Population/Community Health

  • NURS2600 – Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing



  • 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 designated points during the program.
  • Clinical experiences for nursing students are scheduled by the Nursing Department and may include day and/or evening and weekend timeframes.  Specialty areas may have evening and/or weekend clinical hours assigned. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to clinical and community facilities in Steuben and surrounding counties. All clinical components run concurrently with lecture. In order to progress, students must satisfactorily complete all clinical components.
  • In order to progress, students must also complete assignments in the Nursing Skills Lab. These assignments are completed both inside and outside of class time.
  • 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, and Microbiology courses in order to progress in the Program.



The Student learning Outcomes at SUNY Corning Community College incorporates national and professional standards.

Upon completion of the SUNY Corning Community College Nurse Education program, it is expected that the graduate will be able to:

  1. Provide and manage patient-centered nursing care through interdisciplinary teamwork and therapeutic communication, clinical judgment and nursing process.

  2. Engage in professional practice within an ethical and legal framework to provide safe, competent, quality care.

  3. Continue professional growth and development to achieve desired health outcomes utilizing evidence-based practice.

  4. Utilize informatics and technology in the healthcare system to provide established standard of care.

  5. Provide patient-centered care for a diverse population across the life span to achieve needs satisfaction.

SUNY Corning Community College Institutional Learning Outcomes

The Nurse Education Program’s End of Program Student learning Outcomes are congruent with College’s outcomes for all graduates.

1. Demonstrate critical thinking.
2. Communicate effectively orally and in writing, and through other modes of expression.
3. Utilize research, apply scientific reasoning and mathematical concepts, and employ creative techniques to solve problems.
4. Demonstrate knowledge and skill proficiency in their program of study.
5. Apply information literacy skills necessary to support continuous, lifelong learning.
6. Demonstrate cultural and global awareness and civic knowledge.
7. Demonstrate growth in professional and personal development.


Nursing Program Outcomes include goals for NCLEX pass rates, program completion and employment after graduation.


  1. Graduate Success on NCLEX Licensure Exam
    Expected Level of Achievement:  SUNY Corning Community College AAS Nursing graduates first time NCLEX annual licensure examination pass rate will be at least 80% for all first-time test takers during the same 12 –month period.

    Graduate Success on NCLEX Licensure Exam
    Report Year Results NY State Average 
    Associate Degree
    2018  83% 84%
    2019 78%  86%
    2020 75% 84%


    2. Program Completion Rate
    Expected Level of Achievement: 75% of students will successfully complete the nursing program within 6 semesters (150%) of the time from entry into the program.

    Program Completion Rate
    Graduation Year Completion Rate
    2017  68%
    2018 69%
    2019 63% 


    3. Graduates Obtaining a Job
    Expected Level of Achievement:  At least 75% of new graduates will be employed as a RN or enrolled in a baccalaureate program within 6-12 months of program completion.

    Graduates Obtaining a Job
    Year Response Rate Job Placement Rate
    2018  56/72 = 77% 56/56 = 100%
    2019 57/71 = 80% 57/57 = 100%
    2020  37/75 = 49.3% 36/37 = 97%


 First-Time Candidate NCLEX Pass Rate 2018 - 2020

First-Time Candidate NCLEX Pass Rate 2018 - 2020
  2020 2019 2018
# Attempted  72 70 77
# Passed  54 55 64
% Passed  75% 79% 83%

Associate Dean, Division of Professional Studies: Deb Beall