Linda Panter, Department Chair and Program Coordinator
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The nursing AAS program will prepare you to become a registered professional 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. There is no guarantee that the college will provide bus transportation to and from all clinical sites.
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 disable 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 (anatomy and physiology I and II, microbiology) must be passed with a minimum of "C+" in order to progress through the nursing program. Students must earn a "C" in Nursing I (NURS 1108) and Nursing II (NURS 2208) and a "C+" in Nursing III (NURS 3310) and Nursing IV (NURS 4410) to progress in the nursing program. Competency in medication clinical computation is required and is tested as part of the Nursing II (NURS 2208) and Nursing III (NURS 3310) 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.
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.
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.
Any student wishing more information should contact the nursing program.
Alfred State nursing graduates may enter directly into either the interdisciplinary studies BTech, the nursing BS, or technology management BBA degree program, and can fill out the Joint Intent to Enroll form when applying to continue their studies.
Facilities used for clinical experiences may include: Cuba Memorial Hospital, Elderwood, Guthrie Corning Hospital, Highland Hospital, Highland Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Jones Memorial Hospital, Noyes Memorial Hospital, Olean General Hospital, Veterans Affairs in Bath, and Hornell Gardens, as well as other area facilities and community sites. Students may be placed in day, evening, and night clinical placement, weekend and weekday rotations, and may be responsible for their own transportation.
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|Long-term care facilities||Physician offices|
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According to the most recent Employment and Continuing Education survey, of those 2016 graduates responding, 26 percent are employed; 71 percent continued their education.
Graduates are eligible to apply for licensure as a registered professional nurse (RN-NCLEX) in any state. Completion of the nursing program does not assure licensure as a registered professional nurse. Graduates of this nursing program meet the education requirements for admittance to the 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 (NURS 1108) and remain active throughout the nursing program.
Alfred State students may transfer to most New York State baccalaureate programs consistent with NYS transfer agreement.
TYPICAL TWO-YEAR PROGRAM
|BIOL||1404||Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
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|
Min. of "C+" is required in BIOL 2504 to progress
Min. of a “C” grade is required for Nursing II
BIOL 4254 is a prerequisite for NURS 4411. A min. grade of "C+" is required for BIOL
Min. of a “C+” grade is required for Nursing III
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.