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Academic Programs - School of Health Sciences

Nursing
Associate in Applied Science
HEGIS #5208.10
Chairperson: Carol Bosco
Fitzgibbons Hall, Room 204, (518) 629-7469

The Nursing program is designed to educate students to be competent health care providers in the nursing setting. A conceptual approach is taken to Nursing theory. Nursing courses involve the student in lecture and independent learning experiences. The clinical aspects of this program include closely correlated theory and practice in selected cooperating agencies. These include area hospitals, extended-care settings and other health and educational resources in the community. Hours may include some evenings until 11:30 p.m.

The Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing*. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the National Comprehensive Licensing Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nurses. Students should note that unsatisfactory application of theory in the clinical laboratory will result in termination from the Nursing major. Recommendations for readmission will be based on an individual academic review by the Nursing faculty. Applicants for readmission must provide documented evidence of growth in necessary areas as identified by faculty at the time of dismissal/withdrawal.

Nursing for Part-Time Evening Students
The Nursing evening program is available only on a part-time basis. The evening nursing program is extended over four academic years. It is required that matriculated students in the program follow the sequence listed. When a student is accepted into the evening program, they will not be taking the core nursing courses until their third year. Before starting the nursing sequence, the Liberal Arts and Science courses must be successfully completed. Applications for advanced placement for LPNs are accepted for the Spring term only.

Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to the college and health agencies. Special fees for uniforms and/or equipment are approximately $800.

*Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000
Fax: 404-975-5020

Please note: For both the day and evening programs, students must be available from 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., and possibly Saturday in order to meet program objectives.

Admission Procedures
Admission to the Nursing program at Hudson Valley Community College will require a complete application for admission to be on file in the Admissions Office no later than Feb. 1. Applications received after Feb. 1 will be considered on a space available basis. Applications are accepted for admission into the Fall term only. Advanced placement is possible for Licensed Practical Nurses.

Please note additional policies regarding Heath Science programs: Unsatisfactory pre-clinical, clinical, practicum and academic performance will result in students being dismissed from a health science program. The respective health science program faculty will make all recommendations for re-admission. All decisions will be based upon an individual student review process. Re-admission will require students to successfully repeat previous clinical, practicum and/or academic courses that faculty require. In addition, if a student is dismissed from the program, the student may be required to provide evidence of growth in necessary areas as identified by the faculty at the time of dismissal. Dismissed students must reapply under the program’s current admission procedure.

Once a student has been readmitted to a program, core curricular courses must be completed in term sequence without interruption. Any student who misses a term may not be permitted to continue in the program.

Students who are dismissed from Health Science Programs at Hudson Valley or other institutions due to inappropriate or dangerous clinical behavior and/or personal misconduct during patient interactions will not be allowed admission to any Hudson Valley Health Science program or Health Science course with a clinical component. A notation will be placed on the student’s academic transcript indicating the student was dismissed from the Nursing program.

Please note: Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor may affect an individual's right to be licensed. For further information, applicants should contact New York's State Education Department's Office of Professions (www.op.nysed.gov).

All science and psychology courses must have been taken within five years in order to be applicable toward this degree program.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Courses Notes High School Average
Math I, Algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math, Biology and Chemistry w/labs (75 or above for Regents or 85 or above for Non-Regents in each course) Physics preferred, CPR Certificate required for clinical courses. Grade of "B" required in non-credit bearing courses. Grade of "C" required in credit bearing math and science courses. 75 or above for Regents Diploma or 85 or above for Non-Regents Diploma

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $910.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*  

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

BIOL 205**
Microbiology 4
BIOL 270**
Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIOL 271**
Anatomy & Physiology II 4
ENGL 101
English Composition I 3
ENGL 102
English Composition II 3
NURS 095*** Foundations of Nursing 1ND
NURS 101**
Nursing I 4
NURS 102**
Nursing II 6
NURS 105**** Bridging Education and Practice Simulation I 1
NURS 106**** Bridging Education and Practice Simulation II 1
NURS 201**
Nursing III 10
NURS 202**
Nursing IV 10
NURS 205**** Bridging Education and Practice Simulation III 1
NURS 206**** Bridging Education and Practice Simulation IV 1
PSYC 205
Developmental Psychology 3
PSYC 210
Abnormal Psychology 3
Social Science Elective 3
Humanities Elective 3
 
Total Credits Required
64

*or specific course equivalents as approved by department chairperson.

**A grade of “C” or better is required for program completion and for entrance into the next Nursing course offered.

*** A grade of “RC” or better is required for program completion and for entrance into next Nursing course offered.

****A grade of “P” is required for program completion and for entrance into the next Nursing course offered.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY

FIRST TERM
BIOL 205 Microbiology 4
BIOL 270 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
ENGL 101 Composition I 3
NURS 095 Foundations of Nursing* 0
NURS 101 Nursing I 4
NURS 105**** Bridging Education and Practice Simulation I 1
  Term Total 16
SECOND TERM
BIOL 271 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
ENGL 102 Composition II 3
NURS 102 Nursing II 6
NURS 106**** Bridging Education and Practice Simulation II 1
PSYC 205 Dev. Psychology 3
  Term Total 17
THIRD TERM
NURS 201 Nursing III 10
NURS 205**** Bridging Education and Practice Simulation III 1
PSYC 210 Abnormal Psych. 3
  Social Sci. Elect. 3
  Term Total 17
FOURTH TERM
NURS 202 Nursing IV 10
NURS 206**** Bridging Education and Practice Simulation IV 1
  Humanities Elect. 3
  Term Total 14

*Required of all first-time students in a Nursing Major.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR PART-TIME STUDY

FIRST TERM
ENGL 101 Composition I 3
  Social Sci. Elect. 3
  Term Total 6
SECOND TERM
ENGL 102 Composition II 3
  Humanities Elect. 3
  Term Total 6
THIRD TERM
BIOL 205 Microbiology 4
BIOL 270 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
  Term Total 8
FOURTH TERM
BIOL 271 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
PSYC 205 Developmental Psychology 3
  Term Total 7
FIFTH TERM
NURS 095 Foundations of Nursing* 0
NURS 101 Nursing I 4
NURS 105**** Bridging Education and Practice Simulation I 1
PSYC 210 Abnormal Psych. 3
  Term Total 8
SIXTH TERM
NURS 102 Nursing II 6
NURS 106**** Bridging Education and Practice Simulation II 1
  Term Total 7
SEVENTH TERM
NURS 201 Nursing III 10
NURS 205**** Bridging Education and Practice Simulation III 1
  Term Total 11
EIGHTH TERM
NURS 202 Nursing IV 10
NURS 206**** Bridging Education and Practice Simulation IV 1
  Term Total 11