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2020-2021 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing (Integrated Dual Degree Program), A.A.S./B.S.

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Associate of Applied Science (Clinton Community College) and Bachelor of Science (SUNY Plattsburgh)
Curriculum 0272 Requirements

Nursing Department  

General Education Requirements 33-34

Up to 14 credits of prerequisite coursework may be required to satisfy GE and will count as elective credit.

Major Departmental Requirements 93 Credits

Courses taken at Clinton Community College: (56 cr.)

Nursing (35 cr.)

  • NUR 103 - Fundamentals of Nursing (7 cr.)
  • NUR 104 - Medical Surgical Nursing I (5 cr.)
  • NUR 105 - Maternal/Child Nursing (4 cr.)
  • NUR 201 - Medical Surgical Nursing II (5 cr.)
  • NUR 202 - Mental Health Nursing (4 cr.)
  • NUR 203 - Medical Surgical Nursing III (10 cr.)


Cognate Requirements (21 cr.)

  • BIO 204 - Microbiology (4 cr.)
  • BIO 228 - Anatomy and Physiology I (4 cr.)
  • BIO 229 - Anatomy and Physiology II (4 cr.)
  • ENG 101 - English Composition (3 cr.)
  • PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology (3 cr.)
  • SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology (3 cr.)

Courses taken at SUNY Plattsburgh: (47 cr.)

Electives 0 Credits

Total Credits minimum 123

Additional Degree Requirements

  1. Requirements of the Nursing Progression Policy must be met.
  2. The undergraduate residency requirement of SUNY Plattsburgh must be met, but the senior residency requirement does not apply.
  3. All 300 level nursing courses must be completed prior to taking 400-level nursing courses
  4. The program must be completed within six years of beginning the first nursing courses at SUNY Plattsburgh.
  5. A minimum grade of C must be earned in all departmental nursing and cognate (required non-nursing) courses.
  6. A minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in all required major courses (Nursing Courses at SUNY Plattsburgh).
  7. Completion of all college-wide degree requirements (Undergraduate Degree RequirementsGeneral Education).

Program Information and Policies

The Integrated Dual Degree Program allows students to take coursework simultaneously at Clinton Community College and SUNY Plattsburgh to earn both an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree and a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree.  The first three years students take courses primarily at Clinton Community College with one or two courses each semester taken at SUNY Plattsburgh.  Students are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN upon graduation with the AAS degree.  The fourth year completes the BS degree, with courses taken only from SUNY Plattsburgh. 

Admission Policy

Admission to the program is competitive and contingent upon academic qualifications and available space.  Candidates meet the general admission requirements of both Clinton Community college and SUNY Plattsburgh. In addition, students will:

  1. Complete the application for admission to nursing through Clinton Community College first. Upon acceptance to the program students will need to complete the online SUNY application.
  2. Provide official high school transcript or GED and any college official transcripts.
  3. Students may be required to take placement tests to determine level of study in math and English.

Program-specific Admission Requirements

  1. Three units of high school science, including biology and chemistry.
  2. Three units of high school mathematics or completed MAT 100 with a C or better.
  3. A high school average of 80 or better.
  4. Placed into or completed college level writing course (ENG101).
  5. Completed the ATI TEAS test, with proficient level in math, English and sciences.
  6. English proficiency.  International applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), achieving a score of 550 on the paper examination or 80 on the internet version.
  7. Achieved an overall grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for courses completed at another college or university (transfer applicants only).
  8. Submitted three letters of character reference from persons who are not family members.
  9. Students are required to provide immunization records and a satisfactory background check through selected campus vendor.

Progression Policy

Student progression in the program is contingent upon meeting all the following standards. The student will:

  1. Achieve a C or better in all nursing, natural science, and mathematics courses required for the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree (P grades are not acceptable).
  2. Achieve a C or better in all nursing and cognate courses required for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. Students may repeat up to two courses and remain in the program. Each course may be repeated only once.
  3. Demonstrate satisfactory performance in both theory and clinical outcomes to be successful in a nursing course with both a theory and clinical component.

Prior to advancing to the final bachelor degree completion year, students will achieve all of the following:

  1. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  2. Pass the NCLEX and hold an unencumbered New York State license and current registration
  3. Earn a C or better in NUR 350 - Theoretical Foundations of Nursing and Healthcare (3 cr.)  from SUNY Plattsburgh.
  4. Complete the SUNY ASC application in the spring semester of the third year.

Up to 67 credits may be accepted from the Associate Degree program toward the Bachelor Degree, including all nursing credits.

Clinical and Applied Learning Experiences

All clinical practice must have school approval. Students must meet dress code and standards of behavior policies defined in the student handbooks from Clinton Community College and SUNY Plattsburgh.

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