Nursing – Day Option - A.A.S.
SUNY Broome’s Nursing Program prepares students for entry into the modern healthcare workforce. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).
The Nursing Program has required educational components in all of the following areas: classroom, clinical facilities and the nursing skills lab. Each student must meet the mathematics proficiency requirements at selected intervals during the program.
Clinical experiences for Nursing students are scheduled by the Nursing Department and may include day, evening and weekend time frames. Students in the daytime option will have evening clinical hours assigned in specialty areas. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to clinical and community facilities in Broome and surrounding counties. All clinical components run concurrently with lectures. To progress, students must satisfactorily complete all clinical components.
Students must also complete assignments in the Nursing Skills Center Lab and Computer Lab. These assignments are completed both inside and outside of class time. Students must complete the Nursing Program within four academic years of the date of enrollment in Nursing courses. They must receive a C or better in all Nursing, Biology, Microbiology and Pharmacology courses to progress in the Program.
To be eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse, graduates must meet the criteria for good “moral character” as determined by the New York State Education Department. Transfer students who want to matriculate into the nursing program must provide a letter from their previous Nursing Program director stating that the student did not leave for clinical issues relating to patient safety or professionalism.
Please also see the Evening-Weekend Option!
Nursing is a Competitive Admissions program. The Nursing Day option accepts applications through March 1 preceding the fall semester you wish to enter.
There are essential non-academic requirements of the Nursing Program. These are the physical, psychological and professional expectations required of all students in the Nursing Program. Students must have the ability to perform interventions that ensure patient safety. Please see the Prospective Students page for a complete list of essential functions.
Nursing Program graduates enter a favorable job market with a nation-wide median income of $67,000 per year. By 2024, the national job outlook for Registered Nurses is projected to increase 16%. Currently, the top five employers of nurses include hospitals, physician offices, home health, long-term care facilities, and outpatient care centers. Visit the US Bureau of Labor Statistics website for additional information on the job opportunities in Nursing.
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HESI A2 Testing Information
Admission to the Nursing Program
The Admission Policy to the SUNY Broome Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Day and Evening-Weekend Programs has changed starting Fall 2017.Learn more about the HESI A2
Based on recent changes to New York State regulations, all students admitted to an Associate Degree Nursing program starting January 2018 in New York State who successfully graduate and who obtain a New York State registered nursing license will be required to receive a BS in nursing within ten years of initial RN licensure. More information on NY License Requirements
The Nursing Program is Accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and by The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), Inc.
The New York State Board of Regents can be contacted at:
NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
89 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12234-1000
Associate Degree Nurses can further their career opportunities by earning their BSN and going on for Graduate Degrees in their particular area of interest. SUNY Broome has transfer articulation agreements which provide a smooth transition to the BSN.