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York College Department of Nursing offers two programs a Generic four year BS program and an RN to BS program for graduates of accredited degree-granting Associate or Diploma nursing programs who have passed the NCLEX-RN licensing examination.


The mission of the York College Department of Nursing is to offer a liberal arts-based educational experience to guide students in attaining the knowledge, skills, and values essential for professional nurse leaders and managers, including the ability to make sound judgments and address the health needs of diverse cultural groups within the urban community. There are two nursing program tracks in the Department of Nursing: The RN- Baccalaureate Program is designed to build upon the knowledge and competencies of Registered Nurses, who graduated from associate degree and diploma programs. The Generic Baccalaureate program is designed to prepare competent nursing professionals able to successfully pass the NCLEX-RN licensing examination. The Department of Nursing mission is congruent with the York College Vision and Mission.

The York College Department of Nursing Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the program the graduates will:

  1. Effectively communicate with diverse client populations and disciplines using a variety of strategies and respecting the client's cultural beliefs and practices.
  2. Make sound judgments that synthesize nursing science and knowledge from other disciplines in the provision of safe, quality nursing care.
  3. Collaborate with clients, families, health team members to assist clients in achieving optimal wellness.
  4. Advocate for health policies that address local and global health issues through participation in nursing organizations.
  5. Integrate a personal philosophy of professional nursing practice incorporating legal, moral and ethical standards.
  6. Assume responsibility and accountability for one's own education and nursing practice.
  7. Provide a safe environment using technology and information systems in nursing practice.
  8. Effectively manage patient care to ensure the best possible healthcare outcomes.
  9. Maintain a spirit of inquiry and use research findings to provide evidence-based nursing care resources

Information about nursing as a career and job opportunities and scholarship information can be obtained from the American Nurses Association. other informative sites for information about a career in nursing as well as a source of support, while a student nurse is the National Student Nurse Association, Discover Nursing, The National Black Nurses Association, The National Hispanic Nurses Association, The Asian American/Pacifica Is lanner Nurses Association; and The Transcultural Nursing Society.

York College is ready to support your education and professional growth. The nursing courses are taught by Masters and Doctoral prepared registered nurses who have many years of clinical practice experience. The nursing club is a campus organization of pre-clinical and clinical nursing students designed to provide support, assistance, and collaboration during the student experience. The nursing club can be contacted at 718-262-2054.

Nursing Program Expected Outcomes

  1. Performance on license exam (Generic Nursing Program only) - Generic graduate NCLEX-RN pass rate will meet or exceed the National NCLEX-RN pass rate on the first attempt

  2. Program Completion - 80% of Generic nursing program students will complete the program in five semesters and 80% of RN-BS Completion program students will complete the program in four semesters. (100% of the program length)

  3. Job Placement - 80% of Generic Nursing Program graduates will be employed as registered nurses 6-12 months after graduation and 80% of RN-BS Completion graduates desiring a new position will attain the position 6-12 months after graduation.

Nursing Program Student Achievement Outcome Data





Generic Nursing Program Student Achievement Outcome Data


Graduate Success on the NCLEX-RN exam




Student Completion of the Program in five semesters




RN-BS Completion Nursing Program Student Achievement Outcome Data


Student Completion of the Program in four semesters





The Baccalaureate Nursing program at York College, located in Jamaica, New York is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The most recent accreditation decision made by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Board of Commissioners for the Baccalaureate Nursing Program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program or by contacting the ACEN, 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, Georgia 30326 USA 
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