Why choose JCC's Nursing program?

Upon completion of the nursing program, the graduate will be educationally prepared to provide patient-centered care to individuals across the lifespan with diverse cultures who are experiencing disruptions in biophysical and psychosocial dimensions in a variety of healthcare settings. The graduate will provide care utilizing the National League for Nursing (NLN) Association Degree (AD) competencies, Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies; and practice within the three roles of the AD nurse. The graduate will be prepared to take the National Council of State Boards for Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become a nurse.

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Minimum program credit hours: 64

Program Codes
Degree Option
Associate in Applied Science Degree
Hegis Code
Curriculum Code
General Requirements
27 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
ENG 1530: English Composition II3 BCOM H CENG
English Electives (college level)3 H CWRT
PSY 1510: General Psychology3 SOSC S SR
PSY 2510: Life Span Development3 SOSC S SR
BIO 2510: Anatomy and Physiology I4 NSCI N SR
BIO 2520: Anatomy and Physiology II4 NSCI N SR, VEDP
BIO 2531: Microbiology3 NSCI N SR
BIO 2532: Microbiology Lab1 N
MAT 1540: Elementary Statistics3 MATH N CMAT
Core Requirements
37 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
NUR 1510: Foundations of Nursing7 VEDP
NUR 1520: Health Restoration8
NUR 2350: Pharmacology for Nurses I1.5
NUR 2360: Pharmacology for Nurses II1.5
NUR 2510: Health Restoration/Maintenance I8
NUR 2520: Health Restoration/Maintenance II8
NUR 2550: Pathophysiology I1.5
NUR 2560: Pathophysiology II1.5
none Degree Requirements Met
Important Points
  • Students entering the nursing program may only have two opportunities to successfully complete Anatomy and Physiology I and/or II with a “C” grade or better. Students who have taken Anatomy and Physiology I or II more than twice will not be permitted to enter or continue in the nursing program.
  • Prior to entrance into NUR 1510, students are required to present certification of completion of a course in Basic Life Support that includes infant, child, and adult CPR and AED. Students must present proof of required criminal background checks and receive health center clearance to participate in clinical experiences.
  • BIO 2510: Anatomy and Physiology I must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” prior to taking NUR 1520. Students in NUR 1510 may not progress to NUR 1520 with a grade lower than a “C.” Students receiving a grade lower than a “C” in either BIO 2510 or NUR 1510 will be administratively dropped from the nursing program and will be required to reapply for admission.
  • BIO 2520: Anatomy and Physiology II must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” prior to taking NUR 2510. Students in NUR 1520 may not progress to NUR 2510 with a grade lower than a “C.” Students receiving a grade lower than a “C” in either BIO 2520 or NUR 1520 will be administratively dropped from the nursing program and will be required to reapply for admission.
  • A minimum grade of C is required in each nursing core course. A student will be permitted to repeat one nursing core course (NUR 1510, NUR 1520, NUR 2510, and NUR 2520) one time. Should the student be unsuccessful in repeating any nursing core course, he/she would be ineligible to continue in the nursing program. Students who are unsuccessful in more than one nursing core course and have already repeated one core course will not be eligible to repeat a second nursing core course. Withdrawal from a core nursing course after the first 30 calendar days will be considered a failure of the course for reapplication purposes. In case of illness or other extreme circumstances, the faculty may consider a one-time exception. A student wishing to be considered for a waiver to the two course limit should obtain letters of support from two faculty members, at least one of which must be from a nursing faculty member and submit them to the nursing program committee for consideration.
Program Student Learning Outcomes

The graduate of the Jamestown Community College Nursing Program will be prepared to function as a member of the discipline, and provider and manager of nursing care as noted in the following outcomes:

  1. Utilize the nursing process to provide quality, safe, holistic (biophysical, psychological, socio-culture, spiritual), patient centered care across the life span.
  2. Demonstrate caring behaviors.
  3. Communicate professionally and effectively with patients, families, and members of the healthcare team.
  4. Develop a teaching plan for individuals incorporating teaching learning principles.
  5. Manage care incorporating evidence based information to support clinical decision making.
  6. Manage care cost effectively.
  7. Manage care utilizing principles of prioritization, delegation, and quality improvement.
  8. Demonstrate professional behaviors.

Transfer Agreements

Our courses and programs are designed to give you a strong foundation in your area of study. But we know that for many of you, your time at JCC is just the first step in your educational journey. And when it's time for you to take your next step, that strong foundation, coupled with the wide variety of transfer agreements we maintain with several top colleges and universities, will help make your transfer process as smooth as possible. Learn More 

The JCC nursing program prepares students to transfer to many colleges and universities with face-to-face, hybrid, or online bachelor’s degree programs. All coursework required for the AAS nursing degree at JCC will generally transfer to any bachelor’s program in nursing.
It is important when planning your transfer to talk with your advisor about the specifics of each four-year college or university. 

View agreements which facilitate transfer of A.A.S. Nursing degree graduates into a B.S. Nursing degree program:
California University of PennsylvaniaDaemen CollegeExcelsior CollegeFranklin UniversityGannon University
Mercyhurst UniversityRoberts Wesleyan CollegeSUNY Alfred StateSUNY DelhiSUNY Empire State College
SUNY Upstate Medical UniversityUniversity of Pittsburgh at Bradford

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Dr. Kathy Taydus, DNP, RN, Director of Nursing Education
Dr. Kathy Taydus, DNP, RNDirector of Nursing Education303 SHEL, Jamestown Campus716.338.1177Contact | Full Profile ▸