The Associate of Applied Science Nursing Program at LaGuardia Community College-CUNY at the LaGuardia Community College Campus, located in Long Island City, New York is accredited by:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the AAS-Registered Nursing Program is: Continuing Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at https://www.acenursing.org/search-programs/.
Prospective nursing students should contact the Office of the Professions with any questions they have regarding the Nursing profession.
The City University of New York – LaGuardia Community College
Student Achievement Data 2020
|Graduate Success on NCLEX-RN||100%|
|Graduation Employment Only||55%|
|Graduate Continuing Education Only||45%|
|Graduate Employment and Continuing Education||88%|
Nursing is a field rich in opportunities and offers enormous flexibility in career development. New graduates must be able to identify and meet client needs according to the parameters of professional practice in a variety of settings, have solid communication skills and be familiar with computer technology. Graduates of the Registered Nursing Program are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination.
Candidacy & TEAS Update
To be considered eligible for progression to the first nursing course (SCR110), a student must have met all of the following requirements:
While a GPA of 2.75 in the key courses is the minimum requirement for consideration, it does not guarantee progression to clinical courses.
As of Spring 2020 semester in order to advance into nursing clinical coursework, (Application for candidacy in RN or PN programs), students must provide documentation in one of the following categories to the Office of the Registrar (C107):
*CUNY has added several additional categories of student status for entry into the Nursing program. Please contact the Registrar for a complete list.
Please Note: the CUNY Citizenship and Immigration Project provides free counseling and assistance to all CUNY students who need help with their immigration status. For more information, please visit https://www1.cuny.edu/sites/citizenship-now/
There is a deadline to apply for nursing candidacy each 12 week session. It is the student’s responsibility to check the Academic Calendar for this date. with Students can only register for RN Candidacy (NUR000) by emailing the Health Sciences Department at HealthSci@lagcc.cuny.edu. Change of major does not automatically place you into Candidacy.
Registered Nursing Information Sheet
Are You Interested In...
What makes this major unique?
Typical duties for an RN include medication administration, patient monitoring, consulting with the health care team and educating patients. RNs have an expanded set of responsibilities and are more frequently employed in hospital settings RNs are commonly expected to do more critical thinking on the job.
A. REQUIRED CORE: 13 credits
English: 6 credits
Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning: 3 credits
Select one course from the following:
Life and Physical Sciences: 4 credits
B. FLEXIBLE CORE: 10 credits**
To complete the degree requirements from the Flexible Core, students are advised to select the following:
Individual and Society
** Additional Common Core courses will be required when transferring to a CUNY College.
|HSF090 First Year Seminar for Health Sciences||0|
|SCN195 Community Health||2|
|SCB204 Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|SCB260 General Microbiology||4|
|SCL103 Concepts in Pharmacology and Nutrition||3|
|SCR110 Fundamentals of Nursing||6|
|SCR200 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing||4|
|SCR210 Medical Surgical Nursing I||5|
|SCR270 Parent-Child Health Nursing||4|
|SCR280 Leadership and Delegation||2|
|SCR290 Medical Surgical Nursing II||9|
|*Key courses for candidacy||0|
PN to Nursing Pathway: Licensed practical nurses may be eligible for an advanced standing pathway, which may exempt them from the first year of required designated nursing courses. The Pathway requires PN licensure and successfully passing the NYS Coalition for Educational Mobility’s Transition Course before applying for the 3-credit Bridge Course which begins the Pathway track into the final year of the Nursing Program leading to the AAS degree. Further information on Pathway articulation and admission is available in the Registered Nursing Student Hand-book