Nursing A.A.S.

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Be the heart and soul of health care.

The nursing profession offers one of the fastest-growing career opportunities in health care today.

In the SUNY Morrisville Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in nursing, you’ll undertake two rigorous years of study with a clear outcome: you’ll be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). This will be accomplished through a curriculum consisting of 64 course credits, with 37 in nursing and 27 in general education.

Each semester, the program combines classroom learning with clinical experience in a hospital or lab session. You will work directly with patients under the supervision of a faculty member who has years of experience working as a nurse and will give you direct attention, as our student-to-faculty ratio never exceeds eight students in any clinical setting.

And because of the demand for excellent nurses and our program’s reputation in the field, the world is open to you when you graduate.

You also will be able to seamlessly transfer into our Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in nursing to further your knowledge and expertise of the field.

Starting with the Fall 2019 semester, any student admitted into a New York State Associate Nursing Degree program will be required by the NYS Education Department to obtain a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing Degree within 10 years of initial licensure in nursing. SUNY Morrisville is pleased to offer a hybrid online RN to BS program that can be completed in 24 months. For more information please see NYS Senate Bill S6768.

Magenta Kennedy and Taylor Stevens

The SUNY Morrisville nursing Associate in Applied Science degree program combines classroom learning with clinical experience and allows students to jump right into a lab setting. Hear how this experience has prepared students Magenta Kennedy and Taylor Stevens to further their education and career.

Minimum Device Requirements for this Program

It is highly recommended that students do not purchase a tablet or touch-screen device, as is will not run specific nursing software packages.

  • 64-bit versions of Windows 10 and Windows 11. Only genuine versions of Windows Operating Systems are supported. The versions of Windows 10 certified for use are 20H2, 21H1, 21H2, and Windows 11 21H2.
  • CPU Processor: Non-ARM based processor supported by your operating system
  • RAM: 4GB of usable RAM or higher
  • Hard drive: 4GB or higher of available space.
  • USB port is required (Newer devices may require an adaptor.)
  • Screen resolution should be at least 1280 x 768. Scaling should be set to 100%.
  • Software: Microsoft Office 365

NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
Nurse Unit
89 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12234-1000
HESC code: 5208.10

ACEN Accredited

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326



Accredited by the New York State Board of Regents.

SUNY Morrisville Associate Nursing Program Outcomes

Expected Level of Achievement Student Achievement Outcome Data
Eighty percent (80%) of the graduates will meet or exceed the National Council Licensure Exam for Register Nurses (NCLEX-RN) on the first attempt


Year Percentage
2021 Morrisville - 83.33%
Norwich - 65.31%
2020 Morrisville - 74.71%
Norwich - 60%
2019 Morrisville - 85.70%
Norwich - 86.60%
2018 Morrisville - 77.78%
Norwich - 78.50%
Sixty percent (60%) of graduates will complete the program within three years of matriculating in the nursing program
Year Percentage
Fall 2021 71.4%
Spring 2021 61%
Fall 2020 67%
Spring 2020 63.2%
Fall 2019 52.5%
Ninety percent (90%) of the program graduates will be employed in nursing within six months of graduation
Year Percentage
Spring 2021 Morrisville - 79%
Norwich - 75%
Fall 2020 75%
Spring 2020 Morrisville - 72%
Norwich - 78%
Fall 2019 71%
Spring 2019 77.4%
Fall 2018 80%
Spring 2018 92%
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Top Job Titles for this Program

These are the job titles you are most likely to see listings for when graduating from this program.

  • Registered Nurse
  • Med/Surg Registered Nurse
  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Registered Nurse
  • Emergency Room Registered Nurse
  • Per Diem Nurse
  • Travel Registered Nurse
  • Nurse Case Manager
  • Operating Room Nurse
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Registered Nurse
  • Staff Nurse

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