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Nursing (AAS)

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Bronx Community College’s (BCC) program in nursing is a 67-credit program, leading to an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree, which was established in 1957. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). BCC has an extensive history of graduating individuals who have been competently prepared to enter into the nursing workforce. Many of BCC’s nursing graduates are employed in hospitals and other health care facilities in the Bronx community.

In recognition of the current Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) charge to increase the number of baccalaureate prepared nurses, BCC has proposed dual/joint degree programs with Lehman College and the CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS).These programs are pending approval from the New York State Education Department (NYSED). The purpose of the dual/joint degree program is to facilitate the seamless progress of our nursing graduates towards higher education in nursing.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the Associate Degree (AD) program, the new graduate will:

  1. Provide safe, competent and compassionate patient-centered care for patients and families/support person(s) across the life span based on current evidence-based practices.
  2. Assimilate leadership and management principles in practice as a professional nurse.
  3. Demonstrate integrity and accountability when applying professional nursing standards in practice within the ethical and legal framework of nursing.
  4. Participate in collaboration and teamwork with members of the inter-professional team, the patient/client, and the patient’s/client’s support person/family.
  5. Utilize informatics in patient technologies to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error and support decision-making.
  6. Participate in quality/performance improvement activities to promote optimal patient outcomes.
  7. Engage in clinical reasoning/nursing-judgment to make patient-centered care decisions, and to function within the complex healthcare environment.

Student Achievement Data

NCLEX Results

Year National Mean BCC NCLEX Results
2017 82.29% 90.91%
2016 81.68% 86.49%
2015 82% 88.10%

Completion Rate (from initial enrollment in Nursing coursework)

Year Within 3 Years
Spring 2015 Pending
Spring 2014 63.2%
Fall 2014 50%
Fall 2013 68.4%

Employment and Continued Education

Cohort/Year % Employed as a RN % Enrolled in a Baccalaureate Program
June 2015 25% 7%
June 2016 80% 80%

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