Corning Community College Nursing Program Review

Corning Community College (CCC) is a two-year school that offers a variety of Associate Degrees and certificates. It is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system of colleges with around 5,000 students enrolled part-time and full-time. The college is located in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. Students who are looking for an economical option for continuing their education often choose Corning Community College because of the variety of programs offered.

Nursing Program

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Students who graduate from this program will be eligible to apply for their licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). They will also be qualified to take the NCLEX-RN, the national examination that is required before licensure is granted. Before being accepted into the Nursing Program, applicants must first be accepted into Corning Community College. Applicants must have a strong background in math and science from high school classes. Prerequisite classes of high school biology and chemistry with a minimum grade of 75 percent or college level courses with at least a C grade or higher are required before beginning nursing courses. Applicants are tested to determine if they need to be placed in math or English developmental courses that must also be completed before beginning any nursing courses.

Applicants must also submit the Health Form which includes a recent physical and required immunizations and screenings before beginning nursing classes. Students must also have documentation of health insurance coverage. They must be able to physically and mentally handle the function of caring for patients. Computer skills and keyboarding are other requirements that applicants must have. Applicants must also have a complete criminal background check and child abuse screening, and they must not have any cases pending against them or have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony. Other requirements include a CPR certificate through the American Heart Association and the Basic Life Support for the Professional Rescuer, sponsored by the Red Cross.

After being accepted into the nursing program and completing any prerequisite courses, students may be able to begin Nursing I. Seating in the course is limited so applicants are not guaranteed a seat if they finish prerequisites and classes are filled. Students also take Success in Freshman Nursing, Nursing II, Developing Critical Thinking in Nursing, Pharmacology for Nurses II, Basic Internet Strategies for Nurses, Nutrition: Its Therapeutic Role, Seminar for Entry into Nursing II, Clinical Nursing, and Issues & Perspectives in Nursing. Courses that are to be completed the second year of studies include Nursing III, Critical Thinking in Nursing III, Pharmacology for Nurses III, Introduction to Critical Care Nursing, Seminar for Entry into Nursing III, Nursing IV, Critical Thinking in Nursing IV, Pharmacology for Nurses IV.

Nursing electives are also required during the two year course of study. Some of these that students may choose from are Clinical Pharmacology & Nursing Management, Mentoring Experience, Fluid and Electrolytes, Nursing of Clients with Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension. The course, Nursing IV may be taken only when the student is within 15 credits of completing the program. It prepares students to take the NCLEX, the national examination that must be passed before licensure as a Registered Nurse is granted.

LPN Advanced Placement

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) may apply to Corning Community College to pursue their AAS Degree in Nursing and receive credit for their LPN experience. The Advanced Placement option is only offered in the spring semester. Applicants must have completed Biology and Chemistry in high school with at least a 75% or higher grade within 10 years, or they may have completed these courses on the college level and earned at least a C grade. LPNs must also pass the Corning Community College Math Placement Test or take developmental math classes. They must also submit all of the documentation that is required by freshman students who are not LPNs. After opting out of beginning courses, students must complete the remainder of the AAS program.

Corning Community College – SUNY
1 Academic Drive
Corning, New York 14830
(800) 358-7171