College Catalog Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

Nursing - AAS/BSN Dual Degree Program

The Instructional Program

The Dual Degree Nursing Program consists of four years of full-time study and provides students with the opportunity to earn two degrees in four years via a unique curriculum plan. The shared curriculum of the Dual Degree Nursing Program model admits and matriculates students simultaneously to the associate's and baccalaureate programs. The associate's level course work is delivered via the traditional classroom on-ground model; the baccalaureate course work is completed in an online learning format.

Upon successful completion of the associate's degree nursing program, the student will have earned an Associate in Applied Science with a major in nursing, and is expected to successfully challenge the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) for licensure as a registered professional nurse in the summer between the third and fourth years of study. Progression into the fourth year of full-time study requires the student to show evidence of RN licensure by no later than the beginning of the first semester of
year four.

Minimum Requirements to be Considered for Admission

  • 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
    • Algebra Regents: 80
    • Biology Regents: 80
    • English Regents: 80
    • Trigonometry or Geometry Regents: 75
  • 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.
  • Dual Degree Progression and Readmission Policies

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.


SUNY Curriculum Code: 2373

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 = 120; Additionally, students must earn a grade of C+ or better or Pass in each nursing course, a grade of C or better in each ALHT course, and a grade of C or better in all other required courses.

Major Courses Required = 73 credit hours

ADN Curriculum

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
NURS 101 Introduction to Nursng 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


BSN Curriculum

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
ALHT 300 Pathophysiology 3
ALHT 301 Ethics in Health Care 3
ALHT 400 Epidemiology 3
ALHT 401 Health Care Policy 3
NURS 300 Transitions to Professional Nursing Practice 3
NURS 302 Principles of Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice 3
NURS 303 Health Promotion 3
NURS 400 Leadership and Management in Nursing 4
NURS 401 Population and Community Health Nursing 4
NURS 402 Teaching and Learning in Nursing 3
NURS 403 Senior Practicum 4


General Education/Liberal Arts Courses Required = 52 credit hours

ADN Curriculum

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
UNIV 100 Freshman Seminar 1
  General Education Lower Division Electives 12


BSN Curriculum

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
UNIV 300 Orientation to Online BSN 3
  General Education Lower-Division Electives not previously taken 3
  General Education Upper-Division Electives not previously taken 12



* English is by placement according to competency.

Student Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the AAS in Nursing and BS in Nursing programs should be able to:

  • Synthesize knowledge from the liberal arts and sciences as a cornerstone for professional nursing practice.
  • Use theory, research findings, and evidence to support nursing practice related to disease prevention, health promotion, illness, and restoration of health.
  • Communicate and collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams to provide client-centered care.
  • Implement interventions to meet the healthcare, education, and counseling needs of diverse client groups.
  • Assume diverse leadership roles across the continuum of care to responsibly manage human, fiscal, and material resources.
  • Integrate values, ethics, morals, and legal aspects of the professional nursing into a variety of practice settings.
  • Apply knowledge and skills of health literacy, information management, and technology in the delivery of quality patient care.