Nursing (A.A.S.)

Study nursing at JCC

The Nursing degree at Jamestown Community College prepares you to take the National Council of State Boards for Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become a registered nurse. As a registered nurse, you can pursue careers in providing patient care, emotional support, and education. Registered nurses work in hospitals, physician’s offices, home healthcare services, nursing care facilities, outpatient clinics, schools, hospice care, nursing education, rehabilitation facilities, psychiatric facilities, prisons, telephone triage, organ procurement, military service, and travel nursing nationally and internationally.

While at JCC, you’ll use the National League for Nursing (NLN) Association Degree (AD) competencies and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies. You’ll also practice within the three roles of the AD nurse. Nursing faculty are experts in their field, and many are clinical instructors who work with students in the healthcare agencies.

The nursing program is designed for full- or part-time study and may be completed in a minimum of two academic years of full-time study. The four-semester sequence of nursing courses, which begins each fall semester, must be completed sequentially. Students who desire part-time study may complete the general degree requirements before seeking admission to the program.

Badge awarding JCC's nursing degree 2021 Best Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) Programs in New York from Nursing Schools AlmanacJCC's Nursing degree has been included in the 2021 Best Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) Programs in New York list from Nursing Schools Almanac.

2021 median pay for registered nurses: $77,600/year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Application process

The application deadline for the Nursing program for the fall 2023 semester has been extended. Completed applications received by the February 1st deadline will be given priority. Students who met the priority deadline will be notified of their status no later than March 1. Decisions will not be given over the phone or via email.

Students who were not ready or eligible to apply by the February deadline can continue to complete the process and submit applications but will be reviewed on a seat-available basis. Students reapplying to the program for NUR 2510 must complete the Nursing Readmission Application. This application is the second option under Step 4 of the Nursing admissions steps.

Where to study at JCC

Nursing skills

After you complete the program, you will be able to:

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

Program outcomes

  1. Graduate performance on the NCLEX-RN examination will be equal to or exceed state and national mean for first time writers.
  2. 75 percent or greater of the respondents to the JCC Nursing Graduate Surveys express satisfaction with the program.
  3. 75 percent or greater of the respondents to the JCC Nursing Employer Surveys express satisfaction with the program.
  4. 70 percent or greater of students enrolled in the JCC Nursing Program complete the program with an Associate's Degree in Applied Science Nursing (measured by one and one-half times the program length).
  5. 75% or greater of the respondents to the JCC Nursing Graduate Survey are employed 6 months after graduation.

Semester 1

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

BIO 2510: Anatomy and Physiology I

4
JCC:Scientific Reasoning: Natural Sciences

ENG 1510: English Composition I

3
JCC:College Composition

NUR 1510: Foundations of Nursing

7
JCC:Applied Learning JCC:Critical and Integrative Reasoning
  • Must earn a "C" or better in A&P I to progress in nursing.
  • TEAS score from pre-admission testing: average of 75% or greater of the total of exam points.
  • NUR 1510 is 0410 restricted.

Semester 2

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

BIO 2520: Anatomy and Physiology II

4
JCC:Scientific Reasoning: Natural Sciences

PSY 1510: General Psychology

3
JCC:Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

NUR 1520: Health Restoration

8
JCC:Applied Learning
  • Must earn a "C" or better in A&P II to progress in nursing.
  • Must maintain exam grade average of 75% or greater.

Semester 3

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

BIO 2531: Microbiology

3
JCC:Scientific Reasoning: Natural Sciences

BIO 2532: Microbiology lab

1

PSY 2510: Life Span Development

3
JCC:Cultural Understanding

NUR 2510: Health Restoration and Maintenance I

8
JCC:Applied Learning

NUR 2550: Pathophysiology I

1.5

NUR 2350: Pharmacology for Nurses I

1.5
  • Must earn a "C" or better in Micro class and lab to progress in nursing.
  • Must maintain exam grade average of 75% or greater.

Semester 4

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

ENG 1530: English Composition II

3
JCC:College Composition JCC:Oral Communication

MAT 1540: Elementary Statistics

3
JCC:Mathematical Reasoning

NUR 2520: Health Restoration and Maintenance II

8
JCC:Applied Learning JCC:Global Perspectives

NUR 2560: Pathophysiology II

1.5

NUR 2360: Pharmacology for Nurses II

1.5
  • Must maintain exam grade average of 75% or greater.