Nursing AAS (RN)--Overview
AAS Degree (RN Program)
The A.A.S. Degree Program is a five (5) semester program of study. It prepares the beginning technical nurse to function as a provider of care, communicator, client teacher, manager of client care and member of the nursing/health care team in structured health care settings, in collaboration with the professional nurse and other members of the healthcare team of baccalaureate and higher degree prepared nurses.
The A.A.S. Program in Nursing is divided into a one-semester Pre-Clinical Sequence of courses and a two-year Nursing Major Sequence of courses. Students are required to take nursing courses as outlined completing the program in no more than four (4) Years.
The Pre-Clinical Sequence of study provides a broad liberal arts foundation derived from the humanities, cumulative natural and behavioral sciences. A minimum of 2.7 grade point average is required for entry into the nursing major sequence of courses.
A B- is required in science courses. No grade less than a C can be earned in Liberal Arts courses.
Admission into Clinical Sequence
- Pass All CUNY Assessment Tests: Reading, Writing and Math.
- .7 G.P.A. with a grade with a grade of C or better in English (ENG 112, 150; MTH 120; PSYCH 101).
- G.P.A. of at least 2.7. with a grade of B- or better in science course(BIO 251, 252 or 150, 151,152; CHM 105).
- Complete and submit an application for admission to the AAS Nursing Program through SASS Center (Bedford Building
- Take NLN pre-admission examination (given in March or April).
- Participate in an interview/information session with the Department of Nursing Admission Retention and Progression Committee.
- Submit a copy of your transfer transcript (if you have attended college prior to MEC).
- Enrolled in MEC a minimum of one (1) semester
- Complete required assessments given by the Department (writing, math, etc.)
- Meet all requirements as outlined by the department.
All students must meet the following requirements for retention and progression:
- Submit a current physical examination;
- Maintain current American Heart Association CPR Certification;
- Current Student Malpractice Insurance;
- Physically able to perform all clinical course requirements;
- Pass all clinical nursing courses with a grade of B- or better. Students who fail to receive a satisfactory grade of B- or better in a nursing course may repeat one (1) required nursing course one time only during his/her progression through the nursing program. Students repeating a nursing course must earn a minimum grade of B- in order to continue their progression. A second failure of a nursing course will result in the dismissal of the student from the nursing program.
- Science courses must be 5 years or less old at the time of admission.
- Must wear the complete MEC student nurse uniform in all clinical nursing learning settings.
Readmission is not automatic. Students, who have not been in attendance for one (1) or more semesters, must apply for readmission, and meet all program requirements in effect at the time of readmission. Assessment of ability to meet program requirements is necessary. (Student will not automatically enter into last course failed). Available seats may be a factor, therefore students are not guaranteed permission to return at time of request. Request for readmission must be in writing submitted 60 day prior to requested time of admission.
Medgar Evers College will award the Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) in Nursing upon the student's completion of all Sixty-four (64) required nursing program credits. Graduates are then eligible to apply to sit for the NCLEX-RN. The NCLEX-RN application requirements include: (1) satisfactory completion of AAS Degree requirements, (2) a valid social security number, (3) a minimum age of eighteen, (4) good moral standards as defined by the New York State Education Department.
- Kings County Hospital Center
- Coney Island Hospital
- Interfaith Medical Center
- Susan Smith McKinney Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
- Woodhull Medical Center
The AAS Program is Registered by the: New York State Education Department
Albany New York 11230
and Accredited by:
National League For Nursing Accrediting Commission
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New York, New York 10006
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