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Program Description

Recent advances in science, medicine and technology have resulted in new responsibilities and new requirements for today's registered nurses. Nurses are essential members of the health care team, qualified to give client-centered, competent nursing care. Nurses today, dealing with people living in a complex, dynamic society, are concerned with the whole person - mind, body and soul.

The Nursing curriculum combines nursing and general education courses with selected laboratory experiences, during which students provide nursing care to clients in hospitals and other health care facilities. Program courses cover medical/surgical, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics and psychiatric nursing, utilizing current technologies. The nursing specific classes are complemented with studies in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, pharmacology, psychology, sociology, English composition and literature. Although the Nursing curriculum is designed to be completed in two academic years, students may take a longer time to fulfill their degree requirements, depending on individual circumstances.

Graduates find employment as registered nurses in hospitals, public health agencies, nursing homes, extended care facilities, home health care agencies, government health agencies, schools, military, law offices and other health care facilities.


Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) formally the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc., 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone: 404.975.5000, Fax: 404.975.5020,

Degree: Associate in Applied Science
Hegis: 5208.1
Curriculum Code: 0622
Campus Location: City (Spring Admittance) and North (Fall Admittance)
Health Sciences Division

Available at:
City (Spring Admittance) and North (Fall Admittance)

Pre-Admission Recommendations:
Please see Admission Requirements

Recommended H.S. Courses And/Or Experiences:
Health Care Experience

Career Opportunities/Further Education:
Public Health Agencies
Nursing Homes
Physicians' Offices
Home Health Care
Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Educator


Did You Know?

ECC is a member of the State University of New York (SUNY) System, and is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Many of the professional curricula are also accredited by specialized agencies.


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