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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, A.A.S.

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HEGIS: 5208.10
PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Prof. Catherine Olubummo

DEPARTMENT: NURSING                                                                                                                        

The Nursing AAS degree prepares students with the professional training and hands-one clinical experience for a career as a Nurse.  The degree provides a balance of general education and nursing courses to prepare students with the competencies to provide safe, caring, patient-centered, evidence-based nursing care to culturally diverse populations.  The curriculum incorporates the QSEN Competencies of Patient-Centered Care, Teamwork and Collaboration, Evidence-based Practice, Safety and Informatics with the NCLEX-RN Categories of Client Needs. Students are eligible for licensure exam(s) after the successful completion of the course of study presented in this degree program.

The curriculum presented here applies to students who started the major in Fall 2022 or Spring 2023. If you enrolled as a matriculant prior to that, please see the College Catalog for the year you started the major as a matriculant for the curriculum requirements that apply to you.

Consultation with the Program Advisor is required.

Click here for more information about the Admission and Retention Criteria for the Nursing Program  

Degree Map:

Degree Map for Nursing, A.A.S.  

Your Degree Map contains the suggested term-by-term course sequence for your academic path towards graduation. 

To ensure successful and timely completion of your degree, it is recommended that you meet with your academic advisor to discuss your unique map. 

Please note some courses may only be offered once an academic year.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Nursing degree program requirements, graduates will:

  1. organize nursing care to provide a safe patient environment.
  2. prioritize nursing interventions when providing nursing care.
  3. integrate evidence-based nursing practice into nursing care.
  4. integrate critical thinking/clinical reasoning strategies when providing nursing care.
  5. support principles of teamwork and collaboration when working with members of the inter-professional team.
  6. develop appropriate leadership/management strategies when providing nursing care.
  7. incorporate the utilization of informatics principles and technology systems while providing nursing care.
  8. support ethical and legal principles relevant to the practice of a registered nurse.

College Requirements:

English and Math proficient as determined by the CUNY Proficiency Index, unless otherwise exempt, or successful completion of any required developmental course(s).

Civic Engagement Experiences:

One (1) Civic Engagement experience satisfied by Civic Engagement Certified or Civic Engagement Component course or approved outside activity.

Writing Intensive Requirement:

One (1) Writing Intensive Course  in any discipline is required. 

Required Core (3 Courses, 10 Credits):

When Required Core Courses are specified for a category, they are required for the major

Flexible Core (4 Courses, 13 Credits):

When Flexible Core Courses are specified for a category, they are required for the major (Group D and E are satisfied by courses shown.)

D. Individual and Society Designated Course*

E. Scientific World Designated Course*

Prerequisite Courses:

Students are enrolled as a Liberal Arts major their first and second semesters as they complete the following prerequisite courses. Students must meet specified grades for the courses below and must apply for Pre-Clinical:

Once Accepted:

Once accepted, Pre-Clinical students are eligible to register for the following course:

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

Pre-Clinical Students will then take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), which will play a role in determining whether they are accepted into the Clinical Nursing Program.

Second Semester of Clinical Component

Third Semester of Clinical Component


0 credits sufficient to meet required total of 66 credits


*This program has a waiver to require particular courses in the Common Core, otherwise more than the minimum credits for the degree may be necessary.

Total Credits: 66

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