The Nursing program received initial accreditation in 1971 from the National League for Nursing (NLN). Since that time, the program has received accreditation from The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Inc. (ACEN). The program is registered by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and provides Binghamton and surrounding communities with the majority of graduates for its nursing workforce.
The nursing program is designed for students planning on entering the workforce immediately. It awards an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree and prepares students to transfer if they wish to pursue a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing.
The nursing department admits a new class of freshmen students into the full-time day program once a year in September. Students are admitted into the evening weekend program only on even-numbered years, starting with January 2014.
The curriculum allows students to successfully complete 71 credits in a minimum of 2 years to a required maximum of 4 years. Students enrolled in the evening/weekend option can complete the program in a minimum of 3 years to a maximum of 4 years. Students may also elect to attend part-time in the day program. Part-time students take only one second-year course per semester.
There is an advance placement option for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) who pass a one credit Nursing Seminar course (ADN 298). This Seminar course is also required for students returning after being away from the program for a year. Students transferring to BCC from other RN schools may receive credit for the first semester nursing course.
NOTE: This is a Competitive Admission program. Click here for more information.
The BCC Nursing Department has articulation agreements with a variety of Bachelor of Science Nursing Schools which makes transfer to these programs a smooth transition. LPN's may apply for direct transfer credit and/or challenge first year nursing courses.