AAS/ADN Nursing NY

Associate of Applied Science


Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing

An in-depth, hands-on learning environment is the cornerstone of the nursing associate degree at Bryant & Stratton College’s Rochester campus in Henrietta. The 64-credit nursing degree can be completed in as little as four semesters, putting graduates on the fast-track to a career in healthcare. A combination of clinical and classroom learning builds the framework of the theory and practice of the modern healthcare industry.

The comprehensive class offering provides students with foundational knowledge in key aspects of the nursing and healthcare field. Courses like Family Child Nursing, Medical/Surgical Nursing and Nursing Fundamentals are examples of the diverse coursework that makes up the ADN program.

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16 months

Approximate Program Length

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64 credit hours

Total Credits

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Sept 4

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This relevant, high-quality and modern degree program prepares graduates to step into the various roles performed in the 21st-century nursing workplace.

This ADN nursing program gives aspiring nurses the training, insight and strategies needed to pursue nursing career opportunities throughout healthcare. Once the program is completed and relevant license requirements are fulfilled, graduates will be able to work in a variety of healthcare settings, including:

  • Hospital and healthcare systems
  • Physician offices
  • Urgent care clinics
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Outpatient facilities
  • Insurance companies

Graduates of this Rochester-based nursing program will be well prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and pursue a career in nursing. They will be required to take the NCLEX-RN review course and pass the NCLEX-RN exam to license as a registered nurse and obtain employment. Clinical sites and employers will require background checks and drug screening. Bottom line, they’ll have the knowledge, skills, and qualifications necessary to thrive in their nursing careers.

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Whether you prefer the vibrant atmosphere of on-campus classes, the convenience of online learning, or the flexibility of remote options, our degree programs are tailored to fit your lifestyle. Use our interactive map to explore the various campus locations where this degree program is offered.

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Program Outcomes

The Nursing associate degree program at Bryant & Stratton College provides students with the ability to:

Collaborate and communicate effectively with patients, families and their social support system, and the members of the health care team to achieve mutually agreed upon patient outcomes.

Employ critical thinking and reasoning to utilize the nursing process as a framework to deliver comprehensive, safe, and culturally sensitive care across the lifespan.

Apply best current evidence and appropriate nursing judgment in collaboration with the patient to guide clinical decision making in the delivery of nursing care.

Practice within the ethical, legal and regulatory frameworks of professional standards for nursing, including employing agencies’ standards of care, assuming students had no past conduct or convictions, which prevent such practice.

Demonstrate clinical competence in the performance of nursing skills utilizing quality measures to provide safe effective nursing care.

Construct a framework of personal accountability for lifelong learning with an entry-level set of knowledge, skills, and behaviors to provide safe, effective nursing care.


Nursing students will be required to complete additional steps beyond the traditional admissions process. These steps include:

  • Students are required to achieve college-level scores on the math and English placement tests
  • Completion of standardized assessments and a specialized nursing assessment
  • All applicants must meet current health record documentation requirements
  • Nursing Program Director Interview: If required, candidates will be interviewed by the Nursing Program Director or another member of the Nursing program staff. This interview is utilized by the Nursing Program Selection Committee along with admission test scores and past academic performance to determine admission
  • Documentation of a recent physical exam
  • Students must submit to a criminal background check and drug screening as required by state and federal law along with clinical facility and Bryant & Stratton College requirements

For answers on how each of these steps impact your admissions process and how they can be completed, call your admissions representative.

Valuable Internship Experience

In addition to your classroom experience, we recognize the importance of real-world application. Through our partnership network, students are provided with opportunities to actively apply their learnings within their chosen field.


What can you do with an Associate in Nursing Degree?

A Nursing associate degree prepares you to work in the growing healthcare industry. Graduates with this degree may pursue entry-level nursing roles. They may become nursing assistants or pursue certification to become a Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse. These professionals may work in hospitals, care facilities, educational institutions, or government organizations.

Accreditation & Disclosures

The Bryant & Stratton College Nursing program leading to the Associate in Applied Science degree offered at the Henrietta Campus is registered with the State Education Department in New York.

The Nursing Program is registered/accredited by the Office of College and University Evaluation; New York State Education Department: University of the State of New York, State Education Department Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services 89 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12234-1000 Phone: 518-474-3810 (x280), www.op.nysed.gov HEGIS Code 5208.10

Henrietta Campus located in Rochester, NY is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate nursing program is initial accreditation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

At Bryant & Stratton College, we offer an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program specifically for the state of New York. It emphasizes classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences to help you gain the expertise needed to perform well on the NCLEX-RN exam and in healthcare environments.

An Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) is typically designed to take two years of full-time study to complete. At Bryant & Stratton College, our 64-credit-hour AAS in Nursing offers the instruction and learning experiences you need to take the NCLEX-RN for your designation as a Registered Nurse (RN) and begin your nursing career in two years.

An RN is actually a job designation. It stands for Registered Nurse. Many aspiring nursing professionals earn an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) before taking the NCLEX-RN exam to attain the RN designation.

Currently, a bachelor’s degree is not a requirement for pursuing a designation as a Registered Nurse (RN) across the country. An Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) from an accredited program is often all it takes to gain the skills, insights and credential needed to pursue an RN designation. At Bryant & Stratton College, we offer an Associate in Applied Science in Nursing that can help you prepare for the NCLEX-RN exam and a long career as a nurse.

A Registered Nurse (RN) is a designation you earn by successfully passing the NCLEX-RN exam, not a degree itself. In order to take the test, you have to complete a nursing program from an accredited nursing school, this could be an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), and Associate in Applied Science in Nursing or even a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

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