Welcome to the Department of Nursing and thank you for your interest in our programs. The faculty and staff are dedicated to providing quality nursing education to our students. As the health care landscape continues to shift and change, it is vital that we prepare our students for practice in both traditional and non-traditional health care environments. The faculty and staff are dedicated to this endeavor and work collaboratively with students, Medgar Evers College administration, and our clinical partners to realize these efforts.

Medgar Evers College offers three nursing programs:  the Certificate in Practical Nursing Program, the Associate Degree in Applied Science, and the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BS) for registered nurses.

The Certificate in Practical Nursing program is registered and approved by the New York State Education Department (NYSED).  The nursing graduation three-year mean pass rates on the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-PN) is 75%. 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) pass rate for 2018 is 83.33%. 83.55% of 2017 AAS graduates completed the program in 150% of program length.  Eighty-seven percent (87%) of AAS graduates reported that they were employed as registered nurses within 12 months of graduation (2017).

The Bachelor of Science Degree program (RN-BS completion) provides opportunities for registered nurses to continue their education. Sixty-three percent (63%) of RN-BS students completed the program in four academic semesters. 90% of RN-BS students reported that they were working as registered nurses upon completion of the program

Accreditation Statement

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); 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850; 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.