2021-2022 College Catalog 
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2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Nursing

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Department of Nursing Chairperson: Shirley Daniels  718 270-6222 daniels@mec.cuny.edu
Office: AB1-206F

BS (RN-BS Completion)
AAS: Associate in Applied Science
CPN: Certificate in Practical Nursing

Professor(s): Georgia McDuffie, Jean Gumbs
Associate Professor(s): May T. Dobal
Assistant Professor(s): Janice Bloomfield-Alves, Shirley Daniels, Kevin Hamilton, Karen Holton, Mabel Korie, Anna McKenna, Enest Richards, Cynthia Sterling-Fox

Adjuncts: Approximately 25
College Laboratory Technician: Janette Turner

Accreditation Statement

The Associate in Applied Science and the Bachelor of Science programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and registered with the New York State Education Department.  

The Certificate Licensed Practice Nursing Program is approved and registered by the New York State Education Department. The Associate Degree and RN-BS completion programs are approved by the New York State Education Department and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Information regarding the Department of Nursing AAS and BS accreditation can be obtained from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN); 3390 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 400 (NEW ADDRESS); Atlanta, Georgia 30326 Tel: 404-975-5000; Fax: 404-975-5020 or www.acenursing.org. Information regarding state approval status may be obtained from the New York State Education Department (NYSED) at 518 474-3817 or www.op.nysed.gov.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 400
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Telephone: 404 975 5000; Fax: 404 975 5020

The Licensed practical nursing program is registered with the New York State Education Department.

New York State Education Department

Office of the Professions
The University of the State of New York
Professional Education Program Review
89 Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor, West Wing
Albany, NY 12234
Telephone: 518 486 2967 Fax: 518 473 0114
Email: opprogs@mail.NYSED.GOV

General Information

The mission of the Department of Nursing is congruent with the mission of the College. Access and excellence are hallmarks of the College and the department. The faculty agrees that education has the power to positively transform the lives of individuals. We are committed to excellence in nursing education. Providing students a choice of opportunities among its various nursing programs increases access to a nursing career.

The department promotes success in a nursing career by assessing the readiness of its graduates throughout the educational experience. It is our goal to ensure that our graduates achieve success, employ their skills and technology to enrich their community, our nation, and the world. We support lifelong learning and embrace career mobility.

The department provides degree programs with clear articulation between them. The College has a commitment to students who desire self-improvement, a sound education, an opportunity to develop a personal value system and an opportunity to gain maximum benefits from life experience and from their environment. The department promotes this mission by its commitment to excellence in nursing education.

The Department of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree for Registered Nurses, an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree and a Certificate in Practical Nursing (PN). The programs of study are designed to:

  1. Provide a three step career ladder in nursing education.
  2. Maintain academic excellence and encourage lifelong learning.
  3. Reflect the awareness of the holistic health care needs of the residents of Central Brooklyn and New York City.
  4. Ensure the graduate’s readiness for entry into the rapidly changing inner city urban health care delivery system.
  5. Provide advancement in professional nursing leadership.
  6. Prepare the graduate for the rapidly changing health care delivery environment and higher education in nursing.

The Certificate in Practical Nursing program is registered and approved by the New York State Education Department (NYSED). More than 80% of graduates obtain jobs within six months of licensure.

The Associate Degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and is approved and registered by the New York State Education Department. The (NCLEX-RN) of AAS graduates reported that they were employed as registered nurses within 12 months of graduation .

The Bachelor of Science Degree program (RN-BS completion) provides opportunities for registered nurses to continue their education. 90% of RN-BS students reported that they were working as registered nurses upon completion of the program

Credit/ Clock Hour Definition:

Credit Hour is the unit measure of instruction by which progress toward a degree is calculated. A credit hour is equivalent to one hour of classroom instruction (50 minutes) with a normal expectation of two hours of outside study for each class session. Hybrid and Online Courses must meet the total amount of instructional and student work time even if delivered online or asynchronously. 

Policy for Clinical Nursing Students *

All CUNY nursing departments will require applicants for admission into nursing clinicals to provide documentation in one of the following categories:

  1. U.S. Citizenship,
  2. Permanent Residency,
  3. International student with F1 Status,
  4. Granted Asylum, Refugee Status, Temporary Protected Status, Withholding of Removal, or Deferred Action Status by the U.S. Government.

The CUNY Citizenship and Immigration Project provides free counseling to all CUNY students regarding immigration status. Students can contact The Center for Law and Social Justice located in the Carroll street building.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Students with disabilities and/or learning differences are entitled to receive reasonable accommodations to support their learning at the college. A student must be registered with the Center for the Differently-Abled (B1024), and written documentation must be received by the faculty regarding the accommodations needed.


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