Jody Blankenship, Department Chair
Email address: NursingDepartment@alfredstate.edu
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, mental health, 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.
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.
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.
Employment and continuing education rate of 100 percent - 60 percent are employed; 40 percent continued their education
|Alfred State College||82.8%||81.8%||70.69%|
|New York State||86.4%||83.17%||78.97%|
|Completion Rates **||0% (0/2)||73% (11/15)||81% (17/21)|
**students who complete the program within 1.5 times of the length of program
Graduates are eligible to apply for licensure in any state as well as sit for the NCLEX-RN. Completion of the AAS nursing program does not assure licensure as a registered nurse. Graduates of this AAS 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.
To be licensed and registered as a RN in New York State, you must:
On the application for New York State licensure, the applicant is required to truthfully answer the following questions:
A "yes" answer to one or more of these questions will not necessarily disqualify you from a license or a registration in New York State. The New York State Education Department decides on a case-by-case basis whether prior criminal conviction(s) or other issues will disqualify the applicant from being licensed or registered as an RN in New York State. For more information: https://www.op.nysed.gov/registered-professional-nursing
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, Covid vaccinations, and other requirements may be specified by affiliating agencies. CPR certification is required before taking Nursing I and must remain active throughout the nursing program.
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.
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, 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. Laptop specifications are available at www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops.
Students who believe they need a reasonable accommodation to properly participate in this program may contact Melanie Ryan in the Office of Accessibility Services. This office may be contacted by email at email@example.com 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.
TYPICAL TWO-YEAR PROGRAM
|BIOL||1404||Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|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||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||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 & Diverse Perspectives||3|
|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.
**See our nursing website for full disclosure documentation at www.alfredstate.edu/nursing