Hostos Community College
500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, New York 10451
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
ADN Program Details
The Nursing Program leads to an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree for students who successfully complete the required five semesters of study. Students are prepared to become registered nurses upon successful completion of the course of study and satisfactory performance the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). The framework for nurse education program embodies basic needs, the nursing process, and the Associate Degree Nurse
A.D.N.) competencies. Students utilize the nursing process in the care of patients in acute general care hospitals and nursing homes. In addition to hospitals, students work within community settings. Teaching/learning environments also include lecture halls and patient simulated laboratory, where students practice and achieve proficiency in their technical skills to prepare them for patient assignments. Students, under the direct guidance of qualified professional nurse instructors, learn to provide nursing care for patients of all ages in a variety of settings. All students are encouraged to join the National Student Nurses Association of New York and the on-campus, Gonzalez-Tubman Nursing Club. Some scholarships are available to nursing students.
LPN Program Details
The Certificate Program in Practical Nursing addresses the need for an alternative career option in the Allied Health Sciences. The three-semester course of study at Hostos Community College provides the successful graduate, who passes the NCLEX-PN Exam, with marketable skills as a Licensed Practical Nurse within one calendar year.
The major course content within this program is based on a practical nursing curriculum. This program supports a major focus for the College, which is the provision of both strong allied health career programs and a broad-based, liberal arts education. A unique feature of this course of study is that, unlike the traditional practical nursing programs, students are exposed to other disciplines in a collegiate setting - e.g., English and the natural, social, and behavioral sciences.
The framework for the Certificate Program in Practical Nursing embodies basic needs, selected components of the nursing process, and the skills that are needed to practice as a member of the health care team. Students learn to deliver nursing care to patients of all age groups in a variety of settings, under the direct guidance and supervision of qualified professional nurse instructors.