• Health Sciences Department

  • Nursing Programs

    Professor Kathleen Karsten 
    PhD., RN

    office  E300X
    phone  718-482-5782
    email  email me  

  • Welcome to RN Program

    The Nursing Program at LaGuardia Community College offers a course of study leading to the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. The Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and approved by the New York State Education Department. This program prepares men and women to function as registered nurses (R.N.'s) in acute and chronic care facilities. Graduates will possess the ability to:

    1. communicate effectively;
    2. provide direct nursing care to clients of all ages who exhibit common, well-defined health problems;
    3. teach clients;
    4. manage client care; and
    5. practice within the legal and ethical framework of the profession.

    The program consists of 66 credits, with a balance between nursing and general education courses. All students must enroll in Freshman Seminar upon entering the College. Based on their scores they may be required to take basic skills courses in reading, writing and mathematics. The first part of the Nursing Program is considered pre-clinical and contains the general education KEY COURSES required by the curriculum. If accepted into the clinical phase of nursing, courses begin in either the Fall or Spring. Each nursing course is offered twice a year. Classroom instruction for each clinical nursing course is complemented by campus laboratory experience and clinical practice in area health care facilities.

    Graduates are eligible to take the National Council of State Boards Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The faculty strongly suggests that the students take the RN Assessment Exam for RN Licensure that is administered by the Nursing Program in the last month of the final semester of the program. This helps to evaluate your learning and identifies strengths and weaknesses to help you better perpare for the NCLEX-RN.

  • Handbooks

    RN Program Pre-Clinical Information
    RN Student Handbook
  • CatalogThumb 2013-2014
    LAGCC Catalog
  • Academic Calendar Thumbnail
    Academic Calendar
  • Schedule of Classes Thumbnail
    Schedule of Classes
  • Nursing Club
    Nursing club
  • Informational Booklets
    Nursing Programs