Associate Degree in Applied Science (AAS)

Department of Nursing, Associate Degree

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Begin your nursing education in the AAS program. This degree program is open to high school graduates, individuals with other degrees, and persons pursuing second careers. Through your studies in science, the humanities and nursing, you will achieve the scientific foundation for your generalist nursing practice. During your studies, you will receive supervised experiences in a variety of clinical settings. You will have the opportunity to practice nursing skills in state-of-the-art nursing laboratories, including a High Fidelity Simulation Center. Upon graduation, you will be eligible to take the national exam leading to licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse. After passing the licensure exam, you will be on the road to an exciting career. Job opportunities for newly licensed Registered Professional Nurses are found in hospitals, ambulatory care centers, skilled nursing facilities, nursing homes, and home care settings. This is only the beginning! For further information about the AAS program, call (718) 982-3810 and speak to a faculty advisor or email the Nursing Department.

ACEN Accreditation
The Associate Nursing Program of the College of Staten Island located in Staten Island, New York is accredited by the: 

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
  • 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
  • Atlanta, GA  30326
  • (404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Nursing Program is Continuing Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program.