Welcome from the chair
Chair of the Nursing Department: Heather Gibson, PhD, RN
Welcome to the New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech) nursing web site. Our department offers two nursing programs: the Associate Degree in Nursing program (AAS) and the RN to BS Program ( BS). The AAS Program is a prelicensure program and the RN to BS Program is for Registered Nurses obtaining a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing (BS). Both programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the New York State Board of Regents.
The faculty at the City Tech Nursing Department are committed to providing you with a comprehensive nursing education – with the focus on a caring, human component. You are about to begin an important step in your professional journey. This exciting and challenging phase of your education will provide you with additional knowledge, skills and experiences to guide you on your path of lifelong learning. You will grow professionally and personally through interactions with faculty, fellow students, nursing staff and patients in clinical agencies. Along with many other college and university network resources, we have a state-of-the-art simulation lab that will help produce technically knowledgeable nurse researchers, leader and educators.
Department mission statement
The Associate Degree Program in Nursing is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge and competencies necessary for safe, evidence-based collaborative nursing practice in today’s fast paced health care system. This includes the ability to provide safe client-centered care to culturally diverse clients in a variety of urban practice settings. The human caring process is an essential component in meeting the needs of clients, families and communities and providing them with a protective, corrective and/or supportive environment. Upon completion of the Program, graduates will have the foundation to pursue a baccalaureate degree in nursing.
The Baccalaureate Nursing Program at NYCCT aims to educate its diverse population of students to achieve basic competencies resulting in the provision of safe nursing care. These competencies are informed by a wide array of knowledge, skills and attitudes which include critical thinking, leadership, cultural awareness and communicative competence, an appreciation for evidence-based practices, and utilization of emerging information technologies. In addition, students will acquire the values for interdisciplinary team-work, professional accountability, advocacy for change, an appreciation for the aesthetic dimension of life and work, and the desire for life-long learning. The Program’s commitment to continuous outcomes assessment assures high quality education
The World Health Assembly has designated 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.
The world needs 9 million more nurses and midwives if it is to achieve universal health coverage by 2030!