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Nursing, A.A.S.

Nurse the World to Health

Nurses are the beating heart of the American healthcare system. Enter an in-demand profession and put your compassion to work with a nursing degree from DCC.


credits to earn your degree

3 million

nursing jobs in the US in 2021 (BLS)


median pay for registered nurses (BLS)

What You'll Study in Our Nursing Program

When it comes to the health and wellbeing of others, you're always the first to help. Channel your natural instinct to care for others in a field where you'll always be in demand: Become a nurse at DCC.

DCC's rigorous Nursing program is designed for students preparing for practice as a Registered Nurse. You’ll build foundational knowledge through lectures, laboratories and clinical experience in local health care agencies, all within a supportive academic community.

At DCC, you'll learn to advocate for patients in ways that promote integrity and growth. You'll make judgments based on evidence, safety and informatics. And you'll be inspired to challenge the status quo and question long-held assumptions as part of your evolving identity as a nurse. 



NUR 105: Nursing Science I
A clinical course focusing on the assessment of basic needs across the lifespan

NUR 107: Survey of Professional Nursing
Explore the profession of modern nursing and the landscape of the American healthcare system

NUR 215: Parent-Child Nursing
The study of nursing care related to the prenatal, intrapartal and postpartal periods


Where Do Nursing Grads Go?


Congratulations to our Nursing Graduates!

Our graduating nursing students received their pins at a ceremony held on campus May 16, 2024. Congratulations to all of our graduates — the world needs you!


Contact Us

Office of Admissions

101 Orcutt Student Services Center
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Phone: (845) 431-8010

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601