SUNY Broome Nursing Program graduates are prepared to work in a variety of settings including acute care, long term care, home care, health maintenance organizations, private medical offices and clinic settings.
LPN’s may apply for advance placement per policy. Students transferring to SUNY Broome from other RN may receive credit for the first semester Nursing course, if they meet requirements.
There are essential non-academic requirements of the Nursing Program. These are the physical, psychological and professional expectations required of all students in the Nursing Program. Students must have the ability to perform interventions that ensure patient safety. SUNY Broome Nursing students are required to meet the following essential functions:
- Ability to perform interventions accurately in clinical situations with dexterity, gross and fine movements.
- Ability to perform delicate manipulations which require good eye-hand coordination.
- Ability to speak and write with legibility, accuracy, clarity and efficiency.
- Ability to ambulate without assistive devices.
- Ability to lift at least 30 pounds.
- Ability to function in a safe manner not placing clients in jeopardy.
- Ability to perform accurately and quickly in clinical situations even under stressful conditions and to adapt to changing situations.
- Ability to exercise independent judgment and to think logically in the performance of one’s duties.
- Ability to organize and to assume responsibility for one’s work.
- Ability to accept feedback and maintain composure and perspective.
- Ability to communicate in a professional, positive, tactful manner with patients, physicians, nurses, other healthcare and non-healthcare employees, fellow personnel and others
- Ability to maintain patient confidentiality and to exercise ethical judgment, integrity, honesty, dependability, and accountability in the performance of the nursing role
- Ability to perform and manage interventions accurately while maintaining efficiency and organization
- Ability to exercise critical thinking skills to solve problems
- Ability to project a well groomed, neat appearance
- Ability to follow written or verbal directions to perform interventions in clinical situations
SUNY Broome Community College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.
Day Option Applications
The Nursing Day Option accepts applications through March 1 preceding the fall semester you wish to enter.
Evening Weekend (E/W) Option Applications
The Nursing E/W Option will accept applications starting September 15 and ending November 1.
Is Nursing is Right for You?
- Are you compassionate and love helping people, and like to make a difference in people’s lives?Nurses promote health, help prevent disease, and help patients and families cope with the human experience of illness. Nurses are patient advocates and educators. Nursing skills include providing direct patient care, administer medications, perform treatments, and do physical assessments, and collaborate with other healthcare providers.
- Are you hardworking, passionate & analytical?Nurses pay attention to details and analyze situations in order to identify the best solution. Nurses work hard, in high stress environments, using processes and information to make informed, evidence-based decisions.
- Are you interested in career where you are well compensated?Current US Department of Labor statistic report that Registered Nurses make entry salaries in the range of $40,000-$60,000 per year (before overtime).
- Do you enjoy a challenge?Nurses work in constantly changing environments and tend to be ‘life-long learners’. Nurses are continuously learning and using new technology. No two days in Nursing are alike.
If you answered “yes” to these questions, nursing may be the career for you!
What to Expect in Nursing School
Nursing courses consist of clinical, laboratory, and classroom components. Nursing courses in the first and second semesters also include a theory application component where classroom concepts are applied through selected learning activities.
In the freshmen semesters, the students are in clinical performing patient care one day a week. As seniors, students are in clinical two days a week.
Evening/Weekend option students are in class two nights a week and have clinical every other Saturday and Sunday, which switches between the second and third semester.
All students are required to have a yearly physical exam, yearly health care provider CPR, TB screening, and immunizations in order to attend clinical.
As per Nursing Department policy:
- In order to progress, students must complete assignments in the Nursing Skills Center. Nursing Skills Center assignments are completed outside of class and clinical times.
- Each student enrolled in Nursing must meet the mathematics proficiency requirements at selected intervals during the program.
- Clinical experiences for Nursing students are scheduled by the Nursing Department and include days, evenings, and weekends. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to clinical and community facilities in Broome and surrounding counties. Clinical components run concurrently with lecture. In order to progress, students must pass the clinical component which corresponds with each theory course.
- The Nursing program must be completed within 4 academic years of the date of enrollment in Nursing Courses.
- Students must receive a “C” or better in all Nursing, Biology, Microbiology, and Pharmacology courses in order to progress in the Program.
- See the above essential functions and technical standards required in the Nursing Program.
Program Specific Expenses
|(Estimate) Tuition||Up to $2,600 per semester|
|HESI Standardized Testing||$400 (Varies)|
|HESI Live Review||$400 (Varies)|
|Lab Pack||$200 (Varies)|
|SUNY Scrub Top
(Scrub bottoms and lab coat also required)
|$25 – $28 (varies)|
|Clinical Make-Up (If Needed)
$60 Per Session/Maximum Allowed – 2 Per Semester
|$0 – $120|
|Enrollment into Typhon (Mandatory)||$60|
|Enrollment into Examsoft (Mandatory)||$65 per year (varies)|
(Chromebooks Not Acceptable)
|Post Graduation Expenses|
|National Council Licensure Examination, NCLEX||$200|
|NYS License Application Fee||$134|
See Student Accounts for refund policy.
See Financial Aid for financial aid opportunities and requirements.