Weekday Program

The College offers a two-year associate in applied science (AAS) degree in nursing, fully integrating theoretical learning with clinical experiences within a caring environment. The nursing courses include direct patient care that is planned and supervised by a faculty member with expertise in a particular nursing area. One of the strengths of the program at St. Elizabeth is its clinical component that combines the theory learned in class with actual nursing practice allowing for immediate transfer and application of knowledge.

The full-time weekday program can be completed in two years. Students are scheduled for nursing and general education courses over a five-day week, with the option to take evening general education courses if desired.

Classes are typically in session from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day, with a 7:00 a.m. start time on clinical days. Students may be scheduled for evening clinical rotations at various times during the nursing program and may need to take evening general education courses in order to avoid conflicts with nursing clinical commitments. Every consideration is given to a student's home and work commitments when planning clinical rotations.

Weekday Curriculum Plan

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester Credits
BIO215 Anatomy & Physiology I* 4.0
ENG101 English I* 4.0
NUR116 Fundamentals of Nursing 8.0
NUR141 Intro to Pharmacotherapy 2.0
Spring Semester Credits
BIO216 Anatomy & Physiology II* 4.0
PSY100 Intro to Psychology* 4.0
NUR118 Concepts of Holistic Nursing I 8.0
NUR142 Caring Processes in Pharmacotherapy 2.0
Summer Session Credits
NUR122 Clinical Practicum in Nursing 2.0

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester Credits
NUR230 Nursing and Women's Health 4.0
NUR231 Nursing of the Childrearing Family 4.0
NUR243 Issues in Prof. Nursing Practice 1.0
BIO275 Microbiology* 4.0
PSY220 Developmental Psychology* 4.0
Spring Semester Credits
NUR240 Medical-Surgical Nursing II 9.0
NUR 244 Transition to Professional Practice 1.0
SOC100 Intro to Sociology 4.0
Nursing 41.0 Credits TOTAL CREDITS
Arts & Sciences 28.0 Credits 69.0

*Courses taken through State University of New York Institute of Technology (SUNYIT)

  • A grade of "C" (2.0 quality points) is the minimum acceptable grade for transfer credit.
  • A limit of five years will apply to transfer credits in all science courses, however there is no limit on other general education courses.
  • Transfer course credits are not entered into the student's cummulative grade point average (GPA).
  • A student with acceptable transfer credits, must successfully complete 30 credit hours at St. Elizabeth College of Nursing, with a minimum of 24 credit hours in nursing to be eligible for graduation from the program.