Nursing - A.A.S.

Associate Dean, Division of Professional Studies

Department Director

Associate in Applied Science Degree, Career Program

The integrated curriculum includes learning experiences in medical, surgical, pediatric, obstetric, geriatric, psychiatric and community settings. Clinical experience is provided in hospitals in Corning, Elmira, Bath, Sayre, Montour Falls, Wellsboro, Troy and at other health care agencies throughout the area during day, evening, and weekend hours. Students are responsible for their own transportation to clinical agencies and are expected to rotate agencies each semester.

Graduates will be able to function independently, identify potential health problems, provide health teaching and counseling, give restorative and supportive care, and execute prescribed nursing and medical regimes. Successful completion of this program enables graduates to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurse (NCLEX). This program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) and registered by the New York State Education Department.

Students desiring entrance into the nursing major must first gain admission into SUNY Corning Community College. Admission to the nursing program is highly competitive and is not guaranteed. Students must successfully complete courses in biology and chemistry either in high school with a final grade of 75% or its letter grade equivalent or higher, or in college with a final grade of C or higher. Students must have no required developmental courses to complete (see prerequisites below), place in ENGL 1010 based on CCC assessments tests and must be eligible to take MATH 1215 or higher by assessment tests or by completion of MATH 1015 with a final grade of C or higher. Math courses used for the prerequisite and program requirements will need to be completed with a final grade of a “C” or higher. Students will be required to submit a completed "Eligibility Packet for Nursing I" and meet the "Essential Functions" of the Nursing program. Upon acceptance into the Nurse Education program, an applicant must register with ImmuniTrax to ensure compliance with a physical examination, immunizations, fingerprinting, drug screen, bacground check, Pennsylvania child abuse screening, proof of current American Heart Association or American Red Cross BLS certification, and submit Health Form for Nursing Students. In addition, students may be required to have flu vaccines as part of their clinical lab requirement. Each agency's criteria may differ, but students who are unable to meet the requirements of the background check and/or child abuse check may not be eligible for clinical placement. An applicant who has been convicted of a felony may not be allowed to take the NCLEX. For more information, contact the Nurse Education Department Director. Students entering the Nursing program will need to know basic keyboarding and computer use. 

SUNY CCC Nurse Education program offers direct admission for a select group of high achieving high school students. Please contact the Nurse Education Department early in order to receive additional information on the process for submitting your Eligibility Packet for Nursing I.

Prospective students who have graduated from an accredited LPN program may be eligible for advanced placement. All LPNs requesting advanced placement MUST complete an "Advanced Placement Packet", submit an official PN transcript and evidence of licensure as a practical nurse; meet the entry requirements for the College; meet prerequisite requirements for entrance into their initial nursing course. To be considered for advanced placement LPNs must also complete at least 12 credits of program requirements including Principles of Anatomy & Physiology I (or previously completed Integrated Science I or Anatomy & Physiology I). In addition, LPNs will need to take and successfully pass an advanced placement exam. For further information regarding the exam please contact the Nurse Education Department. The advanced placement exam is valid for three years.

Nursing courses, specifically NURS 1100, 1500, 2000, 2100, 2500, have a shelf life of three years. If a student is unsuccessful in any of the clinical nursing courses, NURS 1100, 1500, 2100, or 2500, they would have the opportunity to submit a petition to the Nurse Education Department requesting the chance to repeat the course. Students are only allowed to repeat one clinical nursing course. Students must complete the sequence of nursing courses within five years of beginning their first nursing course.

Prerequisite Courses

Developmental Courses: Any required developmental courses, as a result of the placement tests for Reading, Writing, and Math, will need to be completed successfully.

Math: Must be eligible to take MATH 1215 College Math or higher by placement tests or by completion of MATH 1015 Introductory Algebra.

Science:
Biology:

  • If taken in high school and received a final grade of 75% or greater OR taken in college and received a final grade of “C” or higher -- the Biology prerequisite has been met.
  • If taken in high school and received less than a final grade of 75% OR took in college and received less than a final grade of a  “C” then you must take BIOL 1050 Human Biology or 1060 Food Science  or 1020 Intro to Biology-Animal and receive a final grade of “C” or higher.
  • If never taken in high school then you must take a college course of  BIOL 1050 Human Biology or 1060 Food Science  or 1020 Intro to Biology-Animal and receive a final grade of “C” or higher.

Chemistry:

  • If taken in high school and received a final grade of 75% or greater OR taken in college and received a final grade of “C” or higher -- the Chemistry prerequisite has been met.
  • If taken in high school and received less than a final grade of 75% OR took in college and received less than a final grade of a  “C” then you must take CHEM 1020 Intro to Organic & Biochemistry or CHEM 1010 Chemical Principles and receive a final grade of “C” or higher.
  • If never taken in high school then you must take a college course of  CHEM 1020 Intro to Organic & Biochemistry or CHEM 1010 Chemical Principles and receive a final grade of “C” or higher.

The Nurse Education program at Corning Community College is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, Georgia 30326 and registered by the New York State Education Department.