The SCCC Nursing Department has been preparing students for the dynamic and complex profession of nursing for over 40 years. The faculty and staff at SCCC are committed to educating students to think critically, practice competently and advocate compassionately for the health care needs of clients and their community. This legacy of commitment to nursing education is enhanced by a diverse and experienced faculty, supportive learning environment, and a rigorous curriculum that ultimately prepares graduates for the demands of the profession ahead.
Suffolk Community College is a good choice for many because of its program options: AAS RN, LPN to RN, and PN certificate including day or evening classes offered across three different campuses in Suffolk County. The student body is diverse and includes adult learners of all ages and ethnicities. As a community college and member of the SUNY system, tuition is affordable and financial aid is available to qualifying students.
Many nurse leaders in Suffolk County and beyond have gotten their start at the SCCC School of Nursing. Graduates of the program have continued their commitment to the profession of nursing by attaining BSN and graduate degrees, enabling professional growth in nursing administration, education, clinical specialties and research. The School of Nursing strongly advocates lifelong learning and has several articulation programs with local four-year colleges and universities that enables graduates to continue their nursing education toward a BSN degree.
Program Facts and Highlights:
-All programs are NLNAC accredited
-One of the largest AAS degree RN Program in NYS
-Practical nursing certificate program with college credits
-Day and Evening programs available
-Successful student outcomes on NCLEX –RN and NCLEX - PN
-Child care available on Ammerman and Grant campuses
-A choice of nursing programs on three Suffolk County campuses
-A variety of clinical learning experiences including hospitals, nursing homes and other health care agencies throughout Suffolk County.
-10 nursing labs including state-of-the-art simulation capabilities
-Non-clinical online courses are available
-Active Nursing Club