Mission and Objectives

Mission Statement

The Nursing program is an integral part of Hudson Valley Community College and subscribes to the Hudson Valley mission statement and objectives. This is evident in the philosophy, conceptual framework, program outcomes and student learning outcomes of the program. The Nursing program has responded to the needs of the community by providing graduates who provide direct care to patients and families with common health care needs in structured settings.

Conceptual Framework

Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies diagramQuality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies are used as the conceptual basis for curriculum development and revision of the college’s Nursing program. At the successful completion of the program, students will have met the following competencies:

Program Outcomes

The Nursing program will graduate individuals who will:

  1. Successfully complete the nursing program within 150 percent of the designated time.
  2. Perform at or above the national level on the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX).
  3. Express satisfaction with the program of learning at Hudson Valley Community College.
  4. Be evaluated as competent by their employers.

NCLEX Pass Rates

NCLEX Pass Rates
  2018 2017 2016
National rate (mean) 87% 84.24% 82.09%
State rate (mean) 88% 85.03% 83.23%
HVCC rate (mean) 100% 91.80% 95.59%

Job Placement

Graduate Outcomes
Graduating class Number of Graduates Percentage employed
2019 77 69%
2018 66 not available
2017 82 62%

Our expected level of achievement is that 65 percent of our graduates will have employment or transfer within six months of graduation (November).

Retention Rate

Retention Rates
Graduating Class Retention Rate
2019 64.89%
2018 44.90%
2017 63.92%

Student Learning Outcomes

Student learning outcomes clearly state the expected knowledge, skills, attitudes, competencies and habits of mind that students are expected to acquire at Hudson Valley Community College's Nursing Program. Student learning outcomes are utilized to guide your learning throughout the program.

The student learning outcomes for Hudson Valley Community College's Nursing Program are:

  1. Apply evidence-based practice to provide patient and family centered nursing care.
  2. Recognize nursing care, by means of the nursing process, should be centered on patients’ and families’ values, needs, and preferences.
  3. Utilize critical thinking, information, and technology to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration, communication and decision making for patient care.
  4. Promote collaboration of open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making within nursing and interdisciplinary teams to achieve quality patient-centered care.
  5. Incorporate safe and quality patient care standards, utilizing clinical judgement, for a diverse patient population across the lifespan.

Get in Touch

Department or program information:

Jodi Dorrough
NURSING and Surgical Technology DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON
Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center, Room 204

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.