Nursing A.A.S.

Nursing students learning about dosage

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.

Jessica Young

Nursing student Jessica Young walks us through a complex dressing change procedure on a patient simulator during a laboratory session at SUNY Morrisville.

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)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
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


2021 88%
2020 74.71%
2019 85.86%
2018 77.78%
2017 77.63%
2016 84.1%
2015 81.4%

Sixty percent (60%) of graduates will complete the program within three years of matriculating in the nursing program

Fall 2016 42.1% 4 semesters
Spring 2016 68.8% 6 semesters
Fall 2015 64.1% 6 semesters

Ninety percent (90%) of the program graduates will be employed in nursing within six months of graduation

Spring 2017 90%
Fall 2016 94%
Spring 2016 100%
Labor Market Data

SUNY Morrisville provides Burning Glass labor market data to illustrate current trends in careers related to our academic programs. The below information is drawn from Burning Glass's data for job postings related to this program in the Northeast United States (New York, Delaware, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont) between Oct. 1, 2018 and Sept. 30, 2019.

Top 10 Regional Employers for this Program

The list below displays the regional employers who have had the most job postings requiring skills you’d gain from this program.

  1. Anthem Blue Cross
  2. Cross Country Nurses
  3. Meridian Health
  4. Hackensack University
  5. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  6. Department of Veterans Affairs
  7. New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  8. JFK Medical Center
  9. Aetna INC.
  10. Rochester Regional

Top 10 Job Titles for this Program

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

  1. Registered Nurse
  2. Med/Surg Registered Nurse
  3. Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Registered Nurse
  4. Emergency Room Registered Nurse
  5. Per Diem Nurse
  6. Travel Registered Nurse
  7. Nurse Case Manager
  8. Operating Room Nurse
  9. Neonatal Intensive Care Registered Nurse
  10. Staff Nurse

Program Faculty/Staff