The Department of Nursing strives to provide high quality education to a diverse population of students and assists them in achieving success in preparing for New York State licensure and employment as a Registered Professional Nurse.
The Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta GA 30326, phone: 404-975-5000. www.acenursing.org. The professional nursing program, including clinical practice, can be completed in two academic years of full-time study. A graduate of the program who is at least 18 years of age and who meets licensing criteria is eligible for admission to the National Council Licensing Exam established by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions [online] retrieved from www.op.nysed.gov/prof/nurse/nursing.htm:
To be licensed as a registered professional nurse in New York State a candidate must:
- be of good moral character;
- be at least eighteen years of age;
- meet education requirements;
- complete coursework or training in the identification and reporting of child abuse offered by a New York State approved provider; and
- meet examination requirements.
The clinical experience required in the curriculum is provided through cooperation of Rochester area hospitals, long term care facilities and other health care agencies. All health care providers must abide by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Blood Borne Pathogen and NYS Department of Health regulations.
Admission and continuation in the nursing program is conditional upon completion of the following requirements:
1) A grade of C or better in High School Algebra or Sequential Math I or Math A Regents, Biology and Chemistry.
2) Current CPR certification for two person professional rescuer which includes infant, child, adult and resuscitation mask and Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Only American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED) (2 year), or American Red Cross Professional Rescuer (CPR and AED) (1 year) certification is acceptable. Proof of certification must be submitted to the department at least one month prior to starting the program. Current certification must be maintained throughout duration of program in order for the student to attend clinical.
3) Completion of medical requirements, clearance of existing health problem(s), and ability to meet essential functions (physical and mental demands) of the program. Medical requirements, including PPD (or negative X-ray), and immunizations, must be met throughout the duration of the program in order for the student to attend clinical.
4) Vaccination against seasonal flu. Vaccination against hepatitis B and meningitis or required signed declaration waivers.
5) Successful completion of ESOL or Transitional Studies courses if enrolled.
Students must have current health insurance to participate in the nursing program. The fee for health insurance will be added to tuition if students do not provide proof of insurance prior to the start of the program.
A minimum grade of C is necessary in all required nursing and biology courses for continued matriculation in the program. Nursing is a high demand, competitive program. Readmission to the nursing program is not automatic and is dependent on several factors. Students seeking readmission to the program (or seeking admission after unsuccessful attempts in a nursing program at another college) should contact the Department of Nursing for information or refer to the "MCC Department of Nursing Student Related Policies" located on the Department of Nursing website. Readmission, if approved, is always on a space available basis.
The program of study must be completed within five years of matriculation. NUR 150 is required for students who are transferring into the program, admitted with advanced standing, or returning to the program after an absence of one year. Completion of NUR 150 is valid for one year. Students reentering NUR 111 do not need to take NUR 150. NUR 150 cannot be used as an elective in the Nursing program. Any deviation from the basic program of study requires written approval from the department.
(Housed in the Nursing Department)
|Distribution Requirements||Credit Hours|
|FIRST SEMESTER: 18 Credit Hours|
|PSY 101 Introductory Psychology||3|
|BIO 142 Human Anatomy*||4|
|NUR 110 Foundations of Nursing*||1|
|NUR 111 Fundamentals of Nursing*||7|
|MTH General Education Course##||3|
|SECOND SEMESTER: 18 Credit Hours|
|ENG 101 College Composition OR |
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
|BIO 143 Human Physiology*#||4|
|PSY 212 Developmental Psychology - Lifespan||3|
|NUR 112 Nursing Care of the Adult and Child I*||8|
|THIRD SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours|
|SOC 101 Introductory Sociology||3|
|BIO 202 Microbiology*#||4|
|NUR 210 Issues in Nursing*||1|
|NUR 211 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (1/2 semester)*||4|
|NUR 212 Maternity Nursing (1/2 semester)*||4|
|FOURTH SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours|
|NUR 214 Nursing Care of the Adult and Child II*||8|