Westchester Community College
75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, New York 10595
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
ADN Program Details
The two-year Associate Degree in Nursing program (ADN) prepares students for entry into the field of professional nursing. Graduates are prepared to provide bedside and related specialized nursing care in hospitals, homes, clinics, and long-term care facilities. Upon successful completion of the nursing program, graduates are eligible for licensure as Registered Professional Nurses. Advanced placement in the nursing curriculum is available for Licensed Practical Nurses.
LPN Program Details
PN students prepare for entry-level positions as licensed practical nurses in hospitals, nursing homes, and the community. Practical nurses focus on administration of direct care in a holistic manner, with sensitivity to community and cultural needs. Nursing theory and skills are taught in the classroom and labs. Clinical experience in area institutions provides nursing practice with each course in a variety of settings: pharmacological and nutritional aspects of nursing are integrated to enhance learning and job readiness. Computers are utilized for data processing, Internet access, instruction, and review throughout the program. Laboratory practice enables the development of a multi-skilled practitioner, e.g., Venipuncture, EKG.
The PNA program consists of one summer session and two semesters. Students are required to purchase uniforms and supply their own transportation. Prior to starting the program, students are required to have a physical examination and obtain health clearance. Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded a certificate and become eligible to take the licensing examination in practical nursing.
Nursing students may participate in the college’s Honors Program.