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NCC NURSING OFFICE: Life Sciences Building, Room 3-19, 516.572.9630
ESC NURSING OFFICE:  SUNY EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE 1-800-847-3000

CHAIRPERSON: Joan Buckley, Joan.Buckley@ncc.edu
DEAN OF SCHOOL OF NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH: Bridget Nettleton, Bridget.Nettleton@esc.edu

NCC NURSING FACULTY: M. Amalraj, J. Buckley, J. Cook-Garard, R. DeMasi, L. DiDio, K. Ferrucci, J. Gabrus, E. Gallagher, A. Heslop, B. Kennedy, B. McFadden, H. Mercer, D. Mendelson, P. Murphy, B. Nicholas, M. Reeves, M. Snow, K. Thelian.

ESC NURSING FACULTY: https://www.esc.edu/nursingalliedhealth/

TECHNICAL ASSISTANTS: M. Blessinger, S. Victome.

TECHNOLOGISTS: S. Aslanidis

COURSES OFFERED: Nursing (NUR) (NURS)

MULTI - AWARD NURSING PROGRAM (A.S., B.S.N.)
The Nursing Department offers a dual degree curriculum, accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), leading to an Associate in Science Degree (A.S.) and accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and awarding of the Bachelor in Science Nursing (B.S.N.) degree.

Upon completion of the fifth semester in the Multi-Award degree program, the student is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination – (NCLEX) to become a Registered Nurse.  If successful, in semester six through eight, students will complete their nursing education and be awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing through SUNY Empire State College.

The goal of our program is to prepare pre-licensed RN students to practice safe and competent patient-centered nursing care in a variety of health settings, to optimize human health and wellness potential across the life span and be prepared for the rapidly changing health care system.

It is designed to empower students with knowledge and skills that are essential in meeting the health care needs of a diverse population within our community, and to inspire in the student a sense of integrity, commitment and competence.

Throughout the program, students' competencies will grow incrementally in the attainment and utilization of nursing knowledge, critical thinking, clinical reasoning, communication, managerial, leadership and technological skills essential to their role within the profession and the health care team.

The required Nursing A.S. courses are offered during the Fall and Spring Semesters:

  • NUR 101 Fundamental of Nursing
  • NUR 105 Comprehensive Nursing Care I
  • NUR 203 Comprehensive Nursing Care II
  • NUR 204 Comprehensive Nursing Care III

The required Nursing B.S.N. courses NURS 3010 (Health Assessment) and NURS 3015 (Pharmacology) are offered on line across the semesters Fall, Spring and Summer.

The nursing courses must be taken consecutively. Seats in evening nursing courses are limited. Please be aware that obtaining a seat in Nursing is highly competitive.  It is dependent upon the number of applications, the number of available seats, and the applicant's ranking according to quality point average for the courses applicable to Nursing as well as the TEAS Test scores for the Math, English, Reading and Science sections of the exam. Ten (10) additional points will be given to Nassau County residents, and five (5) points are removed if the applicant was in another nursing program. Meeting the stipulated criteria does not guarantee a seat.

Departmental Requirements and Guidelines:

  1. If the placement examination indicates a need for remediation in English, mathematics, or reading. the remediation must be completed before entering the Nursing Program.
  2. Students with a F1Visa/Status, contact International Education at ISAOFF@ncc.edu
  3. In order to be considered for the nursing program, all applicants are required to take the TEAS A minimum score of 58.7% must be achieved in each of the following sections: Math, English, Reading, and Science.
  4. Students must be of good moral character with acceptance to the Multi-Award Nursing program conditional pending a background check.
  5. Nursing students are required to submit evidence of a physical examination, antibody titers, and inoculations prior to their first day of classes in  NUR 101 (Fundamental of Nursing) and annually thereafter.
  6. Nursing students must be able to independently complete a patient assessment through visualization, direct and indirect auscultation, detection of odors, palpation, and percussion.
  7. Nursing students must be able to perform gross and fine motor movements and must possess the physical strength and stamina to provide safe nursing care.
  8. Nursing students must be alert, able to think critically and problem solve, possess emotional stability and flexibility, and be able to communicate effectively in English.
  9. Students are required to adhere to all college and departmental policies.
  10. A minimum grade of 75 (C+) is required in each of the Nursing courses.
  11. Nursing students must obtain the required uniform and equipment.
  12. Nursing students are required to have their own transportation to clinical settings.
  13. Nursing students must submit a copy of current certification of competency in cardiopulmonary resuscitation for the Health Care Provider (After February 16, 2016 the BLS Provider card from the American Heart Association is acceptable), prior to admission to NUR 101 (Fundamental of Nursing) and must be kept current throughout the program.
  14. College courses applicable to the Nursing Program completed at other colleges must be transferred in prior to admission to the Nursing Program. Science courses completed more than ten years prior to admission will not be accepted.
  15. BIO 131 (Pathophysiology), AHS 131(Anatomy and Physiology I),  AHS 132 (Anatomy and Physiology II), and  AHS 202 (Medical Microbiology), must be completed with a grade of C or better in order to remain in the nursing program.  ASH 131 (Anatomy and Physiology I) may have only been attempted twice within the past ten (10) years.

Advanced Standing in Nursing Courses:
The opportunity for advanced standing is available to LPNs by challenging  NUR 101 (Fundamental of Nursing).  Seven credits are granted to the student for successfully completing the challenge of  NUR 101. Application at Nassau Community College is made as a liberal arts student. There will be an interview with the Nursing Department and the applicant will be required to provide a writing sample responding to a scenario provided at that time. Once the challenge is completed and the candidate is ready to enter a Nursing course, the Nursing Department will process a Change of Program to Nursing. In the meantime, the candidate is a Liberal Arts student and should pursue the liberal arts and science pre and co-requisites required in the Nursing Program. At least 33 credits, including those for Nursing, must be taken at Nassau Community College and 45 credits must be taken at ESC campus.
Information on the challenge process may be obtained at Advanced Standing Information Sessions. Advanced Standing email LPNtoRN@ncc.edu

Change of Program/Transfer:
Students attending Nassau Community College can apply to the NCC-ESC Nursing program by means of a Change of Program through the Nursing Department. Requests for Change of Program to Nursing will be accepted in March (dates TBD) to be considered for the September class and October (dates TBD) to be considered for the January class. There are no set courses or number of credits required in order to apply as a Change of Program applicant.

Transfer students must apply directly to the Office of Admissions.

Applicants will be ranked according to the Quality points average for the courses applicable to the Nursing program (only grades of C or better will be considered).

Students will not be considered for admission if they have attempted  AHS 131 (Anatomy and Physiology I) more than twice (an attempt includes receiving a grade below a C, a “W”, and a "UW"  grade).

Further information about the NCC-ESC Nursing Program can be obtained from Academic Advisement, Admissions, Nursing Information Sessions, the Nursing Department Website, and Student Personnel Services.