Department of Nursing
The mission of the Department of Nursing (DON) is “committed to excellence in nursing education…to ensure that our graduates know success, employ technological skills and enrich their community, nation and perhaps the world.” The DON philosophy addresses our commitment to creating a society in which each human being is valued and supported, which is consistent with the MEC motto “creating success one student at a time”.
The Department of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science (BSN), Associates in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree Program and a Certificate in Practical Nursing (CPN). The programs of study are designed to:
- Provide a three step career ladder in nursing education.
- Maintain academic excellence and encourage lifelong learning.
- Reflect the awareness of the holistic health care needs of the residents of Central Brooklyn and all of New York City.
- Ensure the graduate's readiness for entry into the rapidly changing inner city urban health care delivery system.
- Provide advancement in professional nursing leadership.
- Maintain academic excellence and encourage life-long learning.
- Reflect and incorporate the health care needs of residents of Central Brooklyn and adjacent communities.
- Prepare the graduate for the rapidly changing health care delivery environment and higher education in nursing.
NEW POLICY FOR CLINICAL NURSING STUDENTS
Beginning in the Fall 2009 semester, all CUNY nursing departments will require applicants for admission into nursing clinicals to provide documentation in one of the following categories:
- U.S. Citizenship,
- Permanent Residency,
- International student with F1 Status,
- 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 (http://web.cuny.edu/about/citizenship.html).