Associate of Science

School: Nursing, Health and Wellness

Dean: Kathleen Hopkins,

Program Director: Maureen Kroning,

Support Staff: Lori Jelen,

 Location: Technology Center, Room 8210, Phone: 845-574-4222


Degrees Offered:

Program Goals:

The overall goals of the associate degree Nursing Program at Rockland Community College are to:

  • Meet the needs of the community for individuals who are both informed citizens and registered nurses.
  • Provide access into practice as a registered nurse and the foundation for baccalaureate and higher education in nursing for all who desire it.

These goals are consistent with the College’s mission statement to provide an accessible, responsive, student-centered learning environment and to facilitate the achievement of educational, professional and personal goals.

Program Learning Outcomes:

The specific educational objectives of the nursing curriculum support the College’s mission statement. These graduate competencies, which were revised and approved by the nursing faculty in January 2015, state that upon completion of the Nursing Program, the graduate is prepared to:

  • Provide patient-centered care utilizing a collaborative approach which includes the patient, family, significant others and members of the nursing and healthcare team.
  • Practice with competence and humanism and provide a safe and cost-effective healthcare environment.
  • Coordinate care for groups of patients utilizing organizational skills and the concepts of delegation, accountability and advocacy.
  • Practice within the ethical, legal and regulatory framework of nursing in accordance with professional standards.