A.A.S. Nursing Program Fact Sheet
The Finger Lakes Community College A.A.S. Nursing Program provides the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor instruction necessary for students to become safe and caring practitioners. The nursing curriculum is faculty driven integrating local, state, national and global healthcare initiatives. The curriculum incorporates concepts from natural, behavioral and social sciences as well as the humanities, providing students with a broad understanding of self and cultural variability. Students are exposed to a wide range of learning opportunities engaging with individuals across the lifespan, at varying degrees of health, with a focus on improving quality of life. Upon program completion, the graduate will qualify to sit for the NCLEX-RN National Licensing Exam.
Program Accreditation Status
The program has been accredited since 1977 by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020
- 80 students are accepted into Nursing Fundamentals each fall. Admission is highly competitive.
- Up to 14 Licensed Practical Nurses are accepted into the Accelerated Option for LPNs each spring.
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End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will provide and advocate for safe patient-centered care using sound nursing judgment to assist individuals, families and communities to achieve optimal adaptation to changing health.
- Students will practice within a professional, legal, and ethical scope.
- Students will function as a member of the inter-professional team through effective communication and mutual respect to achieve quality patient outcomes.
- Students will use evidence based practice standards, a spirit of inquiry, technological and informational literacy to promote safe practice within changing and uncertain environments.
- Program evaluation demonstrates that students have achieved each end-of-program student learning outcome.
- Annual licensure examination pass rate will be a minimum of 80% for all first-time test-takers during the same 12-month period.
- 65% of students will graduate from FLCC within 150% of the time frame allotted for the program.
- 90% of graduates seeking employment will be employed in a RN position within one year of graduation.
Nursing Program Achievement Data
End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes:
- Varied quantitative and psychomotor measures support that students achieve all end-of-program student learning outcomes.
National Licensing Exam (NCLEX-RN) pass rate:
- 82.26% (reporting period (1/1/18-12/31/18)
Program Completion Rate:
- 72% of students graduate within 6 semesters (150% of the time frame allotted for the program).
97% of the Class of 2018 graduates seeking employment were employed in a RN position within one year of graduation.