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Nursing Program Information

MVCC's nursing program is designed for students interested in performing the duties associated with being a Registered Nurse. Graduates receive an Associate in Applied Science degree, are prepared as beginning practitioners in nursing, and are eligible for the RN New York State licensing examination. Upon completion of the program and the RN licensure, graduates can get a job in nursing anywhere in the United States.

Admission to the nursing A.A.S. degree program at MVCC is a competitive and time-sensitive process.  In order to be considered for admission to this program, prospective students must meet all of the following requirements prior to beginning their nursing studies.

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum high school average of 85 OR a current overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.85.
  • Math: An SAT math score of 500 or higher OR an ACT math score of 19 or higher OR an appropriate math placement test score OR a letter grade of "C" or better in an MVCC MA045, MA050, MA089, MA090, MA091, MA108, MA115, or a comparable mathematics course taken within five years.
  • Chemistry: High school chemistry with a lab and a final numerical grade of 70 or higher taken within seven years OR a letter grade of "C" or better in CH091, CH092, CH111, CH112, or CH131 taken within seven years.

Prerequisites can be taken at other colleges.  Consult the Associate Dean of Nursing's office to find out if those classes meet the minimum criteria.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Applicants may have no more than one repeat, as a result of an F- failure, W- withdrawal, or "D" grade in any of the above prerequisite courses within five years of applying to the nursing program.
  • Applicants may have no more than one repeat, as a result of an F- failure, W- withdrawal, or "D" grade in Human Anatomy & Physiology 1, Human Anatomy & Physiology 2, and/or Microbiology at MVCC or any other college.  Applicants or students with a second unsuccessful F- failure, W- withdrawal, or "D" grade are ineligible to apply to the MVCC nursing program.
  • Applicants who have been unsuccessful in two nursing courses or the same nursing course twice at MVCC or another college/nursing program are ineligible to apply to the MVCC nursing program.
  • The College will consider the higher of the two prerequisites: a high school grade of 85 or an overall college grade point average of 2.85, provided the applicant has graduated from high school within five years of applying to the nursing program.
  • Any student who is interested in MVCC's nursing program should consult the How to Apply to Nursing Requirements.

Nursing Program Facts

• The program is fully accredited by:

    -The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
     3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, Georgia 30326
     www.acenursing.org

    -The New York State Department of Education

• Students receive "hands-on" experience starting the first semester

• The program offers a "state-of-the-art" Nursing Learning Resource Center with direct assistance from the Technical Lab Assistant

• A Health Sciences Computer Lab is available with direct assistance from the Health Services Retention Specialist

• Tutors for nursing courses may be available through the college Learning Center.  For the current status of tutor availability specific to nursing courses please visit http://www.mvcc.edu/academics/online/tutoring.

• Small theory classes are available

• Small clinical groups are available - approximately seven (7) per group

• The program offers membership in a Student Nurse Organization (SNO)

• Master’s prepared nursing faculty teach all theory sections

• The College makes every attempt to offer day, evening and Saturday theory classes and clinical groups

• The program offers a 64-hour Capstone experience in the final semester of the program