Program Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate professional, legal, and ethical accountability within the scope and standards of nursing practice.
- Engage in effective communication and collaboration in intra and inter disciplinary teams across a variety of contexts in the care of multiple patients.
- Utilize information and technology to communicate information and to support decision making and organization of safe client care.
- Adapt patient centered care that respects cultural values and beliefs, to promote health, self- determination, integrity and ongoing growth of human beings.
- Integrate evidence-based practice into patient-centered care, using the nursing process across a range of settings and populations.
- Incorporate principles of teaching-learning within the registered nurse scope of practice to prevent illness.
- Use data to monitor and improve the quality and safety of patient care.
- Formulate safe and effective clinical judgments guided by the nursing process, clinical reasoning, and evidence-based practice.
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 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.
In order to participate in clinical rotations, which are requisite to graduate from a nursing program, students are required to submit proof of a current physical and up-to-date vaccinations including a yearly Influenza vaccination. Specific instructions about required health status documentation and deadlines are provided by the Nursing Program on an ongoing basis.
Nursing Program graduates enter a favorable job market with many employment opportunities and an average entry salary of $73,000-$74,000 per year. Between 2021 and 2031, the national job outlook for Registered Nurses is projected to increase by 6%. Currently, the top employers of nurses include hospitals, physician offices, home health, and long-term care facilities. Visit the US Bureau of Labor Statistics website for additional information on the job opportunities in Nursing.
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
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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.