Nursing Department Mission Statement
The mission of the Nursing Department at Kingsborough Community College is to develop competent Professional Nurses who are eligible for licensure. An appropriate balance between general education and Nursing courses prepares students with the competencies to provide safe, caring, patient-centered, evidenced-based Nursing care to culturally diverse populations. Graduates are prepared for entry into practice, articulation with institutions of higher learning, and engagement in life-long learning. The administration and faculty are committed to offering a superior education to Nursing students that will prepare them to practice as Professional Nurses in accordance with state and national standards.
Nursing Program Outcomes
At a minimum, the Kingsborough Community College Nursing Program will achieve the following outcomes:
B.At least 65% of advanced placement (LPNs) graduates will have completed the clinical component of the program within 5 semesters (2.5 years) of enrollment in the first nursing course
End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Kingsborough Community College Nursing Program, utilizing the Nursing Process in a variety of health care settings to a diverse population of patients, the student:
The QSEN Competencies of Patient-Centered Care, Teamwork & Collaboration, Evidence-based Practice, Safety and Informatics together with the NCLEX-RN Categories of Client Needs, provide the major unifying themes for application of the Nursing Process and for content and student learning throughout the curriculum. These are introduced in the first semester of the Nursing Program’s Clinical Component and are applied at increasingly complex levels in successive semesters in the classroom, laboratory and clinical settings. The End-of-Program SLOs organize the curriculum, guide the delivery of instruction and learning activities, and are used to evaluate student progress. The Nursing curriculum and Course SLOs advance from simple to complex utilizing Bloom’s revised Taxonomy of Learning Objectives.
The Nursing faculty integrates Knowles Theory of Adult Education in applying educational theory appropriate for student learning. This theory promotes the development of critical thinking, clinical judgment and the delivery of excellence in patient-centered care to adult students who make up the major demographic in the Nursing Department.
To be licensed and registered as an RN in New York State, you must:
All licensed professional registered nurses must adhere to rules of professional conduct. The New York State Education Law includes definitions of professional misconduct and the Board of Regents has rules defining unprofessional conduct. The New York State Education Department (SED), Office of the Professions investigates all applicants who have a prior criminal conviction(s) and/or pending criminal charges (felony or misdemeanor). Following its investigation, a determination will be made as to the applicant's eligibility for licensure. Additional information can be obtained at http://www.op.nysed.gov
Graduates of the KCC Nursing Program who pass the NCLEX-RN examination and obtain New York Registered Professional Nurse licensure can seek employment as a registered nurse in hospitals, long-term care facilities, schools, home care and other community-based locations. The license to practice enables you to obtain a position working in such areas as medicine, surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry, and maternity.
Information about nursing as a career as well as job opportunities and scholarship information can be obtained from the American Nurses Association. Other useful resources include: The National Student Nurse Association; Discover Nursing; the Transcultural Nursing Society, the National Black Nurses Association and the National Hispanic Nurses Association.
The faculty and staff at Kingsborough Community College are ready to support your education and professional growth. Nursing courses are taught by masters and doctoral prepared registered nurses who have many years of clinical practice experience. The Nursing Club is a campus organization that provides opportunities for support, assistance, and collaboration for Pre-Clinical and Clinical Nursing students. The Nursing Club can be contacted at 718 368-5522.
The nursing profession calls for lifelong learning. To support your educational advancement, The KCC Nursing Department has articulation agreements with several colleges in the New York metropolitan area. These agreements allow you to easily transfer credits towards completing a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing. Information regarding these agreements is available to the students in the Nursing Office at 718 368-5522.