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Curriculum Plans

Courses which accommodate the nursing curriculum time schedule and meet the elective and sociology requirements are available at Schenectady County Community College (SCCC). Students may complete college curricular requirements at an institution of their choice. Courses chosen must be comparable in content and credit to the required college courses in the curriculum. Persons interested in enrolling in the School of Nursing may complete any of the college courses before enrollment and receive advanced credit if the criteria for advanced credit are met. After enrollment in The Belanger School of Nursing, nursing courses must be taken in sequence. All course requirements for the first year must be satisfactorily completed before promotion to the second year.

All evening/weekend nursing courses are offered at The Belanger School of Nursing. The majority of the classroom theory will be presented one evening every week during the semester. The majority of clinical practice will take place every other weekend. Each nursing course also may have a required one week (Monday-Friday) daytime clinical experience. The length of time spent in clinical and in classroom theory is determined by the number of credit hours awarded for each course.

In addition to Anatomy and Physiology I, Anatomy and Physiology II, and Microbiology, evening-weekend students will also be expected to complete the other science and humanities courses required in The Belanger School of Nursing curriculum. These courses can be completed prior to entering the School of Nursing or while enrolled in the program as outlined in the evening/weekend program curriculum plan.

The Belanger School of Nursing credits are allotted on the following formula:

Class: 1 hour / week x 15 weeks = 15 clock hours = 1 credit
Class Laboratory:
2 hours / week x 15 weeks = 30 clock hours = 1 credit
Clinical Lab:
3 hours / week x 15 weeks = 45 clock hours = 1 credit

Students carrying 12 or more credits in any given semester and six or more credits for Summer session are considered full-time.

To learn more about The Belanger School of Nursing, please call 518.243.4471.