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2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, A.A.S.

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Associate in Applied Science in Nursing (AAS)
HEGIS CODE: 5208.00

The AAS program is a full-time program and is designed to be completed in 4 semesters. The program prepares the individual to enter the profession as a registered nurse. It provides the foundation for entry into undergraduate study for the achievement of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Program Outcomes

  • Synthesize knowledge from the arts and sciences (biological, physical, behavioral), and information technology in the delivery of nursing care to individuals, families and groups in a variety of structured health care settings.
  • Deliver nursing care that is respectful of culture and diverse client groups
  • Utilize clinical reasoning and evidence based practice when making decisions on the health care needs of diverse client populations.
  • Apply effective communication principles and techniques with the provision of nursing care.
  • Utilize moral, legal, and ethical principles to guide professional nursing practice and inter-professional collaboration.
  • Employ the principle of teaching and learning in the implementation of client health education.
  • Demonstrate accountability for nursing actions in accordance with the Standards for Practice for registered nurses.
  • Participate in life-long learning, continued education, and professional development.

Admission Criteria

All requirements for admission to Medgar Evers College must be met. For progression to the Clinical Nursing Phase, students must meet additional requirements. These requirements, include, but may not be limited to:

  1. Completion of Medgar Evers College/CUNY Skills Examinations (Reading, Writing, and Mathematics).
  2. Enrollment at Medgar Evers College a minimum of one semester.
  3. A grade of B- or higher in all Science courses.
  4. Completion of College Core requirements.
  5. Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.7.
  6. Satisfactory score on the National League for Nursing Pre- Admission Examination-RN (Verbal Ability, Mathematics, Science and Composite Score).
  7. Completion of the application process for acceptance into the Clinical Nursing Phase.
  8. Science courses must be current (within 5 years) upon acceptance to the clinical nursing phase.
  9. Any college courses attempted must have a letter grade(No INC).
  10. Provide proof of person health insurance coverage in case of injury in clinical settings. Students may purchase group health coverage through the Health Services Office (S-Building). Each hospital requires person health care coverage.
  11. A criminal background check may be required.
  12. Any requirements as determined by the Department.
  13. These requirements may be subject to change. Students will be notified accordingly.

Progression and Retention

  • Sequential completion of all pre-requisite, co-requisite and nursing courses as required.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 and a grade of B- or better in all biology courses.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 and a grade of B- or better in all nursing courses.
  • Achieving less than a “B-“is considered a failing grade. At any time in the program, if a student fails any two nursing courses the result will be a dismissal from the nursing program.
  • Achieving less than a “B-” in a nursing course is considered a failing grade. Only one failure in a nursing course is allowed. A second failure in a nursing course will result in dismissal from the nursing program.
  • Schedule advisement session each semester with assigned nursing faculty advisor while enrolled in the clinical phase of the nursing program.
  • Sign the Success contract each semester to abide by the requirements of the nursing program.
  • Pass all three (3) course components (lecture, skills lab & clinical). Failure in one component will result in the failure of the course.
  • A withdrawal from a nursing course may constitute a failure.
  • A student is only allowed to withdraw once from a nursing course.
  • A second withdrawal from a nursing course constitutes a dismissal from the nursing program.
  • Complete the program within three years.

Withdrawal from the Nursing Program

A student who withdraws from the program must petition the department’s Admission, Retention, Progression Committee (ARPC) in writing for re-admission. A student who withdraws and is re-admitted, must follow the curriculum in effect at the time of re- admission.

  • An attempt is defined as having registered in the course for at least three weeks and appeared on the roster and/or received any grade (academic or administrative).
  • A withdrawal may constitute a failure.

AAS Curriculum Worksheet

Total Credits: 17

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Total Credits: 16

Total Credits: 16

Grand Total Credits: 64

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