Nursing A.A.S.

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The Associate in Applied Science program in Nursing prepares graduates for a rewarding career as a Registered Professional Nurse (RN).

OCC's Nursing Program now offers a dual admission option with SUNY Upstate Medical University! That means, students who complete their two-year Nursing degree at OCC have the opportunity to easily transfer to SUNY Upstate Medical University for their four-year degree. 

What You'll Learn

In this course, you’ll develop a firm base of scientific know-how and nursing theory to help you build strong clinical skills. You’ll also learn to be adaptable, act as a patient advocate, and work independently. Most importantly, you’ll learn to apply the latest medical theories, techniques, and technology.  For more information on what you’ll learn in OCC’s Associate in Applied Science program in Nursing, read through the course’s graduate competencies.

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What It's Like

Onondaga offers a unique program that allows students to learn independently, outside of traditional classroom settings, through self-paced modules. Students design their own structure for learning and gain clinical experience in hospitals and community agencies, which is crucial to success after graduation. Since most of our students are non-traditional, the program offers flexible pacing to accommodate family and work obligations. The program also offers an advanced standing option for licensed practical nurses, and students transferring from other programs.  

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Where You'll Go

Nursing graduates are employed in all aspects of health care, including school nursing, clinics, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and home care. Many graduates also hold supervisory and administrative positions.

Licensure exam pass rates for 2018: 

Onondaga Nursing Program 95.00% 

New York State Average 87.42% 

National Average 88.30%