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.

Where You'll Go

Nursing graduates are employed in all areas of health care, including school nursing, clinics, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and home care.

Though the duties and job titles of a Registered Professional Nurse (RN) may vary, they are based on where you work and the patients you work with. Some job titles include geriatric nurse, oncology nurse, cardiovascular, and neonatology nurse. 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%