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

Math

  • 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 (7) years,
    OR
  • A letter grade of “C” or better in a college level math course (100 level plus) taken within seven (7) years at another college.

Chemistry (required for Anatomy and Physiology 1)

  • A high school chemistry, with a lab, and a minimum final grade of “C” (70) taken within seven (7) years,
    OR
  • A minimum final grade of “C” in both CH111 and CH112 taken within seven (7) years,
    OR
  • A minimum final grade of “C” in a lab based college level chemistry course taken within seven (7) years

*Prerequisites can be taken at other colleges.  Consult the Associate Dean of Health Professions' 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 2.8, 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