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NCC - SUNY Empire State College Nursing Program

Understanding the Nassau Community College – SUNY Empire State College Nursing Program

     The Nassau Community College - SUNY Empire State College Multi-Award Nursing Program (NCC - ESC) is a dual-degree, Multi-Award program, with the Associate in Science1 (A.S.) degree awarded by NCC at the completion of the fifth semester.  This allows the student to take the National Council Licensure Examination2 (NCLEX-RN) and to earn the license of a Registered Professional Nurse (RN), required before entering the sixth semester of the program.

      The Multi-Award program requires the completion of 124 credits3 (53 credits of Liberal Arts/ Sciences/ General Education and 71 credits of Professional Nursing Education). The program is designed to be completed in four (4) years of full-time study. This integrated curriculum includes classroom instruction at Nassau Community College, with on-campus laboratory and clinical placements throughout Nassau County.   SUNY-Empire State College courses will be delivered using an online platform, with NCC as the home campus throughout the Nursing program.

  1. *Associate of Science Degree in Nursing will be awarded by NCC after the completion of the required 84 credits (39 Nursing credits and 45 General Education credits).
  2. *Nursing Students must PASS the NCLEX-RN Exam to continue into the sixth semester of the program.
  3. *Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing awarded by ESC after completion of the required 124 credits.
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IMPORTANT NOTE: Policy for Semester I students only:

  • Students accepted into Semester I of the NCC-ESC Multi Award Nursing Program will be expected to complete all first-semester courses with a grade of “C” or better prior to going on to Semester II.
  • These courses are: ENG 101, MAT 102, PSY 203, PHI 110 and HIST 3345.  These courses may be taken at NCC, or may have been transferred to NCC from colleges previously attended.
  • If a student is unable to satisfactorily complete all first-semester requirements in one semester, one additional semester will be allowed to complete the required courses.
  • If all five first-semester courses are not completed by the end of the second attempt, the student will be dismissed from the Nursing Program and will have to reapply during the next application period.

NCC - ESC Nursing Program
Semester I Credits   
ENG 100 Composition I or ENG 101 or ENG 108 3 NCC
MAT 102 Statistics 3 NCC
PSY 203 General Psychology I 3 NCC
PHI 110 Biomedical Ethics 3 NCC
HIST 3345 Modern American History - (Online) 4 ESC/NCC
Total Semester Credits: 16  
Semester II Credits   
NUR 101 Fundamentals of Nursing  7 NCC
AHS 131 Anatomy and Physiology I  4 NCC
PSY 216 Lifespan Human Development  3 NCC
SOCI 3010 Aging and Society 4 ESC
Total Semester Credits: 18  
Semester III Credits  
NUR 105 Comprehensive Nursing Care I 8 NCC
AHS 132 Anatomy and Physiology II 4 NCC
NURS 3010 Health Assessment - (Online) 4 ESC/NCC
Total Semester Credits: 16  
Semester IV Credits   
NUR 203 Comprehensive Nursing Care II 8 NCC
AHS 202 Medical Microbiology with Lab 4 NCC
NURS 3015 Pharmacology - (Online) 4 ESC/NCC
Total Semester Credits: 16  
Semester V Credits   
NUR 204 Comprehensive Nursing Care III 8 NCC
ENG 102 Composition II or ENG 103 or ENG 109 3 NCC
BIO 131 Pathophysiology 3 NCC
HUDV 3075 Western Civilization and Human Development - (Online) 4 ESC
Total Semester Credits: 18  
Semester VI Credits   
NURS 3025 Nursing Research - (Online) 4 ESC
NURS 4005 Health Care Delivery System and Policy - (Online) 4 ESC
NURS 3020 Nursing Informatics - (Online) 4 ESC
SOCI 3025 Social Science Research Method - (Online) 4 ESC
Total Semester Credits: 16  
Semester VII Credits   
NURS 4010 Professional Issues & Leadership in Contemporary Nursing - (Online) 4 ESC
NURS 3020 Cultural Competency in Health Care - (Online)  4 ESC
NURS 4015 Community Health Nursing - (Online w/ Practical)    4 ESC/NCC
Total Semester Credits: 12  
Semester VIII Credits   
NURS 6010 Professional Role and Ethic - (Online) 3 NCC
NURS 4020 Baccalaureate Nursing Capstone - (Online w/ Practical) 5 ESC/NCC
NURS Elective - (Online) 4 ESC/NCC
Total Semester Credits: 12  

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