Jess Lippa, Department Chair and Program Coordinator
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The nursing AAS program will prepare you to become a registered nurse — one of the fastest-growing fields in the country. Courses are sequential and progress from simple to more complex situations, with specialized content in obstetrics, psychiatric, and pediatric nursing. Learning is enhanced through the use of skill practice for a hands-on approach to gain expertise. During the first year, there is a seven-hour per week clinical experience. During the second year, the clinical experience increases in time and complexity. Simulation is incorporated into the laboratory experience.
Clinical experience, an essential part of each nursing course, further enables students to gain technical competence to apply theoretical knowledge with practice. Clinical experiences are gained through a variety of health care facilities. The college will not provide bus transportation to clinical.
A laptop is required for the nursing program, as it will be needed for on-campus exams and other educational purposes. Microsoft Office is required; internet access is required. In addition, a handheld pocket-sized electronic device is required (i.e., smart phone) for downloading program software. The device must have the capability to turn off both phone and camera. Further system requirements will be sent via a newsletter in early June to newly admitted, transfer, and continuing students.
All sciences (NURS 1055 and NURS 1133) must be passed with a minimum of "C+" in order to progress through the nursing program. Students must earn a "C" in Nursing I and Nursing II (NURS 2055 & NURS 2133) and a "C+" in Nursing III (NURS 3055 & 3155) and Nursing IV (NURS 4055 and NURS 4155) to progress in the nursing program. Competency in medication clinical computation is required and is tested as part of the Nursing II (NURS 2055 and NURS 2133) and Nursing III (NURS 3055 and NURS 3155) courses.
Note: BIOL 1404 Anatomy & Physiology I and BIOL 2504 Anatomy & Physiology II have to be completed with a "C+" and must be taken in the classroom with lab component at the same college. Microbiology must be taken in the classroom with lab component at the same college.
Specific policies related to progression in the nursing program and readmission to the nursing program are publicized to enrolled nursing students in the Nursing Student Handbook.
A zero-tolerance for incivility is in effect at Alfred State nursing. Furthermore, if a student's behavior compromises or threatens the health or safety of others, including clients, peers, faculty, and staff, the student may be denied enrollment or continuation in the program. A policy regarding chemical impairment is publicized to enrolled nursing students.
Background checks may be required by affiliating agencies. Background checks will be at the expense of the student. Any costs associated with clinical would be the responsibility of the student.
Nursing students are required to provide documentation of an annual two-step PPD and a self-report health assessment. Hepatitis B vaccine, flu vaccine, and other requirements may be specified by affiliating agencies.
Students may be placed in day, evening, and night clinical placement, weekend and weekday rotations, and will be responsible for their own transportation.
Any student wishing more information should contact the nursing program.
Reference: Quality and Safety Education for Nurses, 2019
Alfred State nursing graduates may enter directly into either the healthcare management BTech, the interdisciplinary studies BTech, the BS in Nursing, or the technology management BBA degree program.
Facilities used for clinical experiences may include: Cuba Memorial Hospital, Elderwood, Guthrie Healthcare Hospital, Highland Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Jones Memorial Hospital, Noyes Memorial Hospital, Olean General Hospital, St. James Hospital, Unity Hospital, Wyoming County Community Hospital, Hornell Gardens, as well as other area facilities and community sites.
Employment and continuing education rate of 100 percent – 67 percent are employed; 33 percent continued their education.
The 2019 NCLEX-RN first-time pass rate was 81.5 percent.
The 2020 NCLEX-RN first-time pass rate was 81.8 percent.
The 2020 NCLEX-RN pass rate for New York State was 83 percent.
Students who believe they need a reasonable accommodation to participate in clinical care may contact Melanie Ryan in the Office of Accessibility Services. This office may be contacted by email at DisabilityServices@alfredstate.edu or by phone at 607-587-4506. Please keep in mind that some accommodations may take time to implement, so students seeking accommodations are encouraged to contact OAS as early as possible.
Graduates are eligible to apply for licensure in any state as well as sit for the NCLEX-RN. Completion of the nursing program does not assure licensure as a registered nurse. Graduates of this nursing program meet the education requirements for admittance to the NCLEX-RN licensure exam; however, there is a requirement that the applicant be of “good moral character” and a fee must be paid for the test and license. On the application for New York State licensure, the applicant is required to truthfully answer the following questions:
Min. of a "C" grade is required for Nursing I and II; min. of "C+" is required for Nursing III and IV.
BIOL 1404 Anatomy & Physiology I and BIOL 2504 Anatomy & Physiology II have to be completed with a "C+" and must be taken in the classroom with lab component at the same college.
CPR certification is required before taking Nursing I and must remain active throughout the nursing program.
Alfred State students may transfer to most New York State baccalaureate programs consistent with NYS transfer agreement.
A tier 1 laptop computer is required for students entering this degree program. Laptop specifications are available at www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops.
TYPICAL TWO-YEAR PROGRAM
|BIOL||1404||Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|NURS||1055||Nursing 1 Lecture||5|
|NURS||1133||Nursing 1 Lab||3|
Min. of "C+" is required in BIOL 1404 to progress
Min. of a “C” grade is required for Nursing I
|BIOL||2504||Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|NURS||2205||Nursing II Lecture||5|
|NURS||2133||Nursing II Lab||3|
Min. of "C+" is required in BIOL 2504 to progress
Min. of a “C” grade is required for Nursing II
|NURS||3055||Nursing III Lecture||5|
|NURS||3155||Nursing III Lab||5|
BIOL 4254 is a prerequisite for NURS IV. A min. grade of "C+" is required for BIOL
Min. of a “C+” grade is required for NURS 4055 and NURS 4155.
|GLST||2113||Global Perspectives:Spcl Topic||3|
|NURS||4055||Nursing IV Lecture||5|
|NURS||4155||Nursing IV Lab||5|
Min. of a “C+” grade is required for Nursing IV
Be advised that a prior felony conviction may impede a student’s ability to participate in a required professional practice experience.