Nursing students working in lab

Program information

MVCC's Nursing Associate in Applied Science degree program educates professional nurses at the associate level to practice in collaborative or leadership roles in hospitals as well as clinics, mental health facilities and long-term care. Our graduates enter the work force with confidence and compassion, and are often sought-after by area and regional employers.

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.

MVCC Nursing Program Student Outcomes:

MAY 2017 2018 2019
Graduation Rate 70% 66% 55%
1st Time Licensure Pass Rate 87.7% 97% 96%
Job Placement Rate 75% 92% 96%


See the Nursing Student Handbook.

See semester-by-semester degree plan, as well as end-of-program student learning outcomes.

How to apply for Nursing

Admission to the Nursing AAS degree program at MVCC is a competitive and time-sensitive process. For complete instructions on how to apply for the Nursing program at MVCC, click here. Students also must be able to perform all essential functions listed here.

Important: Health requirements for some Health Sciences programs differ from MVCC health requirements. Click here for more information.

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.



  • High school diploma or its equivalent
  • A current overall college grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 or high school average of 85


  • A minimum SAT math score of 500, or
  • A minimum ACT math score of 19, or
  • An appropriate math placement test score at MVCC that will allow the student to enroll in a college level math course, or
  • A letter grade of “C” or better in MVCC math course MA090 or MA091 taken within seven years, or
  • A letter grade of “C” or better in a college level math course (100 level plus) taken within seven years at another college

Chemistry (required for Anatomy and Physiology 1)

  • High School Chemistry with a final grade and/or Regents exam score of a 75 or higher required for Nursing consideration, or
  • A minimum final grade of “C” in both CH111 and CH112 taken within seven years, or
  • A minimum final grade of “C” in a lab based college level chemistry course taken within seven years

* Prerequisites can be taken at other colleges. Consult the School of Health Sciences Office to find out if those classes meet the minimum criteria.


MVCC’s Nursing program is nationally recognized for its excellence in nursing education and quality of its faculty. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and is registered by the New York State Department of Education and approved by the Department of Education's Office of the Professions.

Contact Information for ACEN:

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000
Fax: 404-975-5020

Program Mission Statement

The nursing program cultivates the next generation of registered nurse professionals to positively impact the health of our community through a commitment to excellence and a spirit of service.

Program Vision Statement

To be the leading innovative program in the Mohawk Valley to prepare safe, competent, autonomous nurse leaders who will engage in lifelong learning to improve the health of people within the Mohawk Valley and global communities. 

Contact Us

Michelle Parker, Freshman Level Coordinator
Phone: 315-792-5626
Office: Academic Building room 175, Utica Campus

Sam Lilly, Senior Level Coordinator
Phone: 315-792-5557
Office: Academic Building room 175, Utica Campus