Nursing and Allied Health


Gretchen Kaplan
Cynthia O'Keefe-Allsop
Donna Sandretto
Babette Strassburg

Program Coordinators
Location: C-182, C-178, 
C-183, C-179
Phone: 716-614-5953
716-614-5943, 716-614-5944, 

Nursing, A.A.S.


The Niagara County Community College Registered Nurse program is committed to the education of registered professional nurses and the promotion of wellness in the community.

The Nursing program offers clinical experiences at hospitals, health care facilities and community agencies in Niagara, Erie and Orleans counties to provide students with important clinical experiences in all areas of health care.

Graduates of the program are eligible to take the National Council License Examination (NCLEX-RN) for registered nurses through the State Education Department. The Registered Nurse program has been accredited since 1976. The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) is located at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326 404-975-5000,

Program Goals and Objectives

Upon completion of the Registered Nursing Program:

  • The graduates will be reported by the New York State Education Department to have passed the NCLEX-RN licensure exam at a rate equal to or exceeding the national and New York State mean.
  • Be employed in a position for which the program prepared them and express satisfaction with the program.
  • Students are expected to complete the program in six semesters.
  • Employers will express satisfaction with the competence level of the graduates.

Employment Statistics:

According to the most recent Employment and Continuing Education survey, of those 2015 graduates responding, 97% are employed.

Student Achievement Data:

The NCLEX pass rate for the May 2016 graduates is 92.47 percent.
The NCLEX pass rate for the May 2015 graduates is 81.31 percent.

The completion rate for the 2015 cohort is 68 percent.

Nursing Catalog Information


The mission of the nursing program at Niagara County Community College is to educate individuals who will provide safe, patient- centered holistic nursing care in today's diverse healthcare environment, while demonstrating caring behaviors, utilizing clinical reasoning, maintaining professional integrity with a spirit of inquiry for lifelong learning. Graduates of the program are eligible to start their nursing career upon completion of the licensing exam in a variety of settings, or continue on to a BS in nursing and further education. The nursing department has multiple agreements with other college for student transferability.