Associate in Science Degree Program

Hegis Code: 5208.1 Admissions: 1-800-724-0833
ext. 5018 or 5022
NYSED Code: 01616


Program Description

Students who complete the Nursing program earn an Associate in Science degree. SUNY Ulster's Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, telephone 404.975.5000, fax 404.975.5020,

The program can be completed in two academic years or extended and pursued on a part-time basis. Nursing courses, however, must be taken consecutively, and it is recommended that they be taken without interruption. Local hospitals and health agencies are utilized as an extension of the College laboratory, providing on-site experience in various medical settings.SUNY Ulster's Nursing program cannot be completed during the evening.

It is recommended that a student who has a felony conviction on his or her record discuss it with the Nursing Department chairperson prior to enrolling in the program. He or she may complete the program and take the licensing examination (NCLEX-RN). However, licensure determination is made by the New York State Board for Professional Licensure. Pending investigation by the State, the graduate may or may not be licensed.

End of Program Student Outcomes

At the completion of the AS Nursing Degree program, a student will be able to:

  • Perform safe, caring, patient-centered, evidence based nursing care to diverse populations throughout the lifespan.
  • Apply critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and judgement strategies when providing patient centered care.
  • Demonstrate teamwork and collaboration with members of the inter-professional team.
  • Interpret informatics principles, techniques, and systems when providing nursing care.
  • Analyze the role of leadership/management in a variety of healthcare settings for the purpose of providing safe, compassionate quality care in an ever evolving healthcare system.
  • Practice within professional, ethical, and legal principles consistent with the role of the professional nurse.
  • Annual licensure examination pass rate will be at least 80% for all first-time test-takers during the same 12-month period. 
  • 70% of the students will graduate within the time frame allotted for the program (150% of the 4 semester length (2 years) = 6 semesters (3 years).
  • 90% of graduates seeking employment will be employed in a RN position within one year of graduation.
  • Program Evaluation demonstrates that students have achieved each End-of-Program Student Learning Outcome.

Employment Potential

Upon satisfactory completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurse licensure (NCLEX-RN). This opens up local and nationwide employment opportunities for graduates in many settings with diverse populations.

Pathway to Your B.S.

Requirements for Program Entry 

Students accepted into Nursing courses are required to have the following in place prior to the Fall semester in which the courses begin:

  • Satisfactory physical examination, including immunizations, titers and TB testing are required of all students for each year of the program.
  • Proof of hepatitis B vaccination (available at cost through College Health Services) or a signed declination with admissions credentials.
  • Basic Life Support Certification for the healthcare professional: American Heart Association.
  • Compliance with established dress code.
  • Professional liability insurance available through the College.
  • Satisfactory certified background check and drug screening. 

Developmental Assistance Available

For students who do not meet basic reading and math requirements, or who have other learning issues, extra assistance is readily available through SUNY Ulster's Learning Center,Patrik Math Center, the Writing Center, the Peer and Friend Tutor Program, and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors.

For More Information

Nursing Department: Lisa Moruzzi at 845-688‐1584 or
R.N. to B.S. Partnership: Lisa Schulte at


Register for one of our Info Sessions:

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 4:00pm 

Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 4:00pm 

Nursing students must achieve a minimum grade of C in all required Nursing (NUR), Biology (BIO) courses in order to progress in the Nursing program or to be eligible for graduation. Students may only repeat one Nursing course. If unsuccessful the second time, they may not continue in the Nursing program. Students must supply their own transportation to off-campus labs and learning sites. The Nursing program course sequence must be completed within four consecutive years. If a Nursing major is dismissed from the College for academic reasons, the student may not re-enter the Nursing program unless approved by the Nursing Department.

To print a copy of the Program Planning Sheet, click here
To print a copy of the Nursing Curriculum Course Map, click here.
To print a copy of the Policy Manual click here.

(If you need Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here to download a free copy.)

Click on the Course Number for the course description.
(New courses do not have links to the description yet.)

First Semester
Course Number Description Credits
BIO 107  * Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
ENG 101 College English I 3
NUR 152 Nursing I  7
NUR 153 Nursing Dosage Calculations 1
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
Semester Credits 18
Second Semester
BIO 108  * Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
ENG 102 College English II 3
LIB 111 Information Literacy 1
NUR 154   Nursing II 8
PSY 210 Life Span Development 3
Semester Credits 19
Third Semester
General Education Requirement    
NUR 252   Nursing III 8
MAT 105 or higher College Algebra or higher 3
Semester Credits 15
Fourth Semester
General Education Requirement    
NUR 254 Nursing IV 9
Semester Credits 12
Total Credits 63
NOTE: Through advisement, students will also fulfill General Education Requirements.
*   These courses require prerequisites.
ENG 101 is a pre/co-requisite for all history and 200-level sociology courses.





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