College Catalog Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

Nursing - AAS

The Instructional Program

The Associate Degree in Nursing is a two-year program; students who successfully complete the program are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN examination. Delhi's Nursing program is accredited by the ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326; phone: 404-975-5000.

The Nursing program consists of a combination of theoretical and clinical courses. The goal is to educate students to deliver optimum total patient care. Students learn to take responsibility for their clients and to make informed, evidence-based decisions with regard to the physical and psychosocial needs of each client. The combination of classroom instruction and clinical experience gives students many opportunities to apply their theoretical knowledge to clinical practice.

Full- and part-time study is available within the Nursing curriculum. If part-time study is pursued, a student must complete program requirements within four years.

Clinical rotations are provided at several hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, physicians' offices, and mental health facilities. Transportation to clinical sites is the responsibility of the individual student. Because of the clinical component, special uniforms, health requirements, immunizations, and professional rescuer CPR are required of nursing students. Students will receive information about this after they are accepted into the program.

Nursing is a licensure program and has special requirements for entry and licensure. This information should be utilized when making career choices. Conviction for a felony or misdemeanor may affect an individual's right to be licensed. Applicants with concerns should contact the Albany Licensing Bureau at 1-800-342-3729.

Students interested a bachelor's degree should look at Delhi's AAS/BSN Dual Degree program.

Partnership for Nursing Opportunities

SUNY Delhi and Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown have joined forces to provide attractive and affordable paths to an associate's degree in Nursing, as well as employment with a major regional healthcare provider. The student can work part time for Bassett Hospital and continue on through a specially designed educational program leading to an associate's degree in Nursing from Delhi. Special financial aid is available to program participants. For additional information, contact Delhi's Admissions Office at 1-800-96-DELHI.

Minimum Requirements to be Considered for Admission

Freshman:

GPA: 3.0
Official transcript from every college or educational institution attended; if fewer than 12 earned college credits after high school graduation, submit:

  • SAT or ACT test scores sent electronically from the testing service
  • high school GPA: 80 or 2500 GED test score
  • Algebra Regents: 80
  • Biology Regents: 80
  • English Regents: 80
  • College Board transcript if available
  • Minimum letter grade of B in science and math courses
  • Basic proficiency in the use of a computer is essential for success in this program.
  • Meet the minimum Technical Standards for the program. These standards include abilities and skills necessary to provide nursing care with or without accommodation, such as: 1) communication, observation and sensory skills, 2) motor skills, 3) conceptual and reasoning, and 4) social skills.

Castle Branch - Mandatory for students who are accepted to this program.

SUNY Delhi's School of Nursing uses Castle Branch to manage practicum requirements of the program (health, background check, CPR, immunizations, etc.). All students accepted into SUNY Delhi's nursing programs will be required to create a profile and complete a background check at the time of acceptance.

CURRICULUM

SUNY Curriculum Code: 0622

SUNY General Education Requirements: Students who intend to receive AA, AS, or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. Consult with your academic advisor. For general information, see the "General Education" section of this catalog.

AAS and AOS degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Total Credit Hours = 64; Additionally, students must earn a grade of C+ or better or Pass in each nursing course and a grade of C or better in all other required courses.

Major Courses Required = 40 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
NURS 101 Introduction to Nursing 3
NURS 110 Nursing I 3
NURS 115 Nursing II 3
NURS 120 Practicum I 5
NURS 125 Practicum II 4
NURS 200 Nursing III 3
NURS 210 Nursing IV 3
NURS 220 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing 3
NURS 230 Practicum III 4
NURS 240 Practicum IV 3
NURS 255 Maternal/Newborn Nursing 3
NURS 265 Contemporary Nursing 3

General Education/Liberal Arts Courses Required= 24 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
BIOL 220 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIOL 225 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIOL 230 General Microbiology 4
ENGL ___ Freshman Composition or Advanced Composition* 3
MATH 115 Statistics  
  OR 3
ALHT 202 Statistics and Research Methods  
PSYC 100 Introductory Psychology I 3
  General Education Elective not previously taken 3

Note:

* English is by placement according to competency.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Patient-centered care: Recognize the patient or designee as the source of control and full partner in providing compassionate and coordinated care based on respect for patient's preferences, values, and needs.
  • Teamwork and collaboration: Function effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care.
  • Evidenced-based practice:Integrate best current evidence with clinical expertise and patient/family preferences and values for delivery of optimal health care.
  • Quality improvement: Use data to monitor the outcomes of care processes and use improvement methods to design and test changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of health care systems.
  • Safety: Minimizes risk of harm to patients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance.
  • Informatics: Use information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision making.

Program Outcomes

Expected Level of Achievement Student Achievement Outcome Data
Graduates will meet or exceed the national and state pass rate on the NCLEX-RN licensing examination. 2015 pass rate: 94.74% (ADN), NYS 70.19%, national 74.85%
90% of graduates will express
satisfaction with the nursing program
2016: 100% of graduates indicate they have met program SLOs; 93% rated program good/excellent.
90% of graduates will be employed as a registered nurse within six months of graduation or will be enrolled in a baccalaureate program. 2015 graduates: 100% of graduates are employed.
90% of employers will express satisfaction with graduate's performance 2015 graduates: 100% of employers are satisfied with graduate's performance.