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Division of Nursing

The Division of Nursing has highly qualified faculty, support staff, state-of-the-art facilities, and technology. Our faculty are nurse educators who are clinical leaders and experts within their specialties. They are dedicated and committed to preparing self-directed graduates who will make a difference in their community.

Our simulation labs provide our students with state-of-the-art learning. Education through simulation plays a critical role in preparing students to have the confidence and skills they need. Every student will experience a variety of situational scenarios that are common in the field of nursing; and often will involve high-risk situations the students may never witness in their clinical rotations. Preparing our students to possess the skills and knowledge to practice as safe, competent, caring, and compassionate nurses is the goal of our faculty and staff.

The Division of Nursing’s vision to educate and prepare students for professional nursing roles is enhanced by its diverse student population. The education provided in the associate degree program is centered on evidence-based research/practice and the clinical practice model through the use of the nursing process. Student learning in the Associate in Applied Sciences Nursing program fully prepares students to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses upon graduation.

You can count on a committed faculty, dedicated to your success. We expect the same commitment and dedication from our students.

MISSION & PHILOSOPHY 

The mission of ASA’s Nursing Program, congruent with the mission of the ASA College, is to educate future nurses who will play a significant role in the delivery of nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings. These settings will include but are not limited to, acute and long-term care, ambulatory care, professional offices, and other healthcare facilities. Graduates will have the opportunity to further develop their potential and provide competent nursing care through the application of nursing theory and behavioral science concepts to basic nursing practice. 

The Philosophy of ASA College’s Division of Nursing is founded on the principle that all cultures of adult learners are entitled to a seamless transition to higher education. Our learning environment embraces Leininger’s Transcultural Nursing Theory, supportive of fostering a positive, caring, and culturally sensitive approach when imparting knowledge. Our Faculty supports culturally congruent care reflective on limitless factors that promote health and are crucial to caring for today’s diverse society. ASA College’s Division of Nursing is where caring and providing excellence in nursing merge with the art and science of nursing. Our goal is to generate qualified registered nurses who are comprehensive, consistent, detail-oriented, and who will adopt lifelong learning as part of their lifestyle. 

ASA College’s faculty and administration believe that the healthcare delivery system of the 21st century will continue to be a dynamic and complex system facing unprecedented challenges. Research and technology are the driving forces that create new opportunities in healthcare. Combined with the legislative implications of national healthcare reform and American demographic trends reflecting the increasing geriatric population, the College seeks to prepare nurses who are knowledgeable about a broad range of forces that help shape modern life and are proficient in the art and science of nursing practice. Graduates will be able to translate their knowledge and skills into comprehensive nursing care for all members of an ethnically, culturally, and socially diverse society. 

The goal of nursing education is to assist individuals in developing the knowledge, values, ethics, and skills essential to society and the profession. The educational process prepares these individuals to become creative critical thinkers who are technically proficient. Nursing education fosters collegiality, collaboration, leadership, lifelong learning, and the development of a professional identity. The curriculum is structured to create student independence, personal development, professional accountability, and continuous learning. The scope of nursing practice requires specialized knowledge and skills based on theory, research, and practice. Nurses are accountable to patients, society, and the profession for the quality of care provided.  

ASA College’s faculty believes that nurses need to acquire specific foundations for competencies, which illuminate the structure and priorities of the curriculum. An optimal learning environment is characterized by faculty and student commitment to excellence in teaching, clinical practice, community service, and scholarship. Teaching and learning are interactive processes. Faculty facilitates learning through multiple educational strategies. Students, as adults, are encouraged to take responsibility as self-directed learners. They are encouraged to seek consultation as they develop the ability to understand the complexity of nursing practice and health care. Evaluation of learning is an ongoing process shared by faculty and students.

ADMISSIONS DISCLOSURE

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ADMISSION POLICY FOR AAS IN NURSING

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READMISSION POLICY FOR AAS IN NURSING

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GUIDELINES FOR STUDENT APPEAL/DIVISION OF NURSING APPEAL APPLICATION

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NURSING PROGRAM TUITION AND FEES 

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SEMESTER 1                       

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS
FSM 100 Freshmen Skills Seminar 1
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
CIS 100 Computer Concepts & Applications 3
BIO 130 Anatomy & Physiology I (with lab) 4
NUR 100 Fundamentals of Nursing 4
TOTAL CREDITS  15 

 

SEMESTER 2

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS
MAT 105

or

MAT 110

College Math

or

College Algebra

3
LIB 100 Research Methods 2
BIO 204 Anatomy & Physiology II (with lab) 4
NUR 120 Adult Health Nursing I 4
TOTAL CREDITS 13

 

SEMESTER 3

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS
BIO 150 Microbiology (with lab) 3
ENG 205 English Composition II 3
NUR 140 Adult Health Nursing II 4
NUR 160 Maternal / Child Nursing 4
TOTAL CREDITS 14

 

SEMESTER 4

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS
ENG 110 Speech & Communication 3
PSY 105 Psychology 3
NUR 200 Psychiatric / Mental Health Nursing 4
NUR 220 Comprehensive Nursing I 4
TOTAL CREDITS 14

 

SEMESTER 5

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS
SCDV 100 Career Development Seminar 1
SOC 105 Sociology 3
NUR 240 Comprehensive Nursing II 4
NUR 260 Comprehensive Nursing III 4
TOTAL CREDITS 12

The New York Office of Professions requires annual reporting of NCLEX pass rates, program retention rates, program graduation rates, and program placement rates.

Retention and Placement Rate data is calculated utilizing ASA in-house formula.

First time NCLEX-RN exam takers pass rates:

  • 2019 was 78.57%
  • 2020 was 69.70%

Retention Rate (NOTE: AAS graduates completed the program in 150% of program length)

  • 2019 was 73.8%
  • 2020 was 78.6%

Placement Rate

  • July 2019 – June 2020 Award Year was 86 %

 

NURSING ADMINISTRATION PROFILE TABLE

NAME

POSITION TITLE

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS EMAIL ADDRESS
Name: Reid, Donna

Title: Associate Vice President and Dean of the Division of Nursing

M.S.N., University of Lowell

B.S.N., Lowell State College

A.S., Northern Essex Community College

dreid@asa.edu
Name: Todorovich, Katarina

Title: Associate Dean

M.S.N., Miami Regional University

B.S.N., University of Wisconsin

A.S.N., Milwaukee Area Technical College

ktodorovich@asa.edu

NURSING FACULTY PROFILE TABLE

FACULTY NAME

POSITION TITLE

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS EMAIL ADDRESS
Name: Abrosh, Alison Loy

Title:  Clinical Instructor

M.S.N. (Nursing Education), Hunter-Bellevue College

B.S.N., College of Staten Island

A.A.S., Kingsborough Community College

aabrosh@asa.edu
Name: Beckos, Gregory

Title:  Didactic Instructor

Ph.D. (Nutrition), New York University

M.S.N. in Nursing Education, SUNY Stony Brook

B.S.N., Syracuse University

gbeckos@asa.edu
Name: Blackburn, Michele A.

Title:  Clinical Instructor

M.S.N. (Nursing Education), Regis University

B.S.N., Regis University

A.S.N., Helere Fuld College of Nursing

mblackburn@asa.edu
Name: Brown, Sidonie

Title: Clinical Instructor

D.N.P., Walden University

M.S.N., New York University

B.S.N., New York University

sbrown1@asa.edu
Name:  Bukhgalter, Galina

Title: Clinical Instructor

M.S.N.-FNP, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

B.S.N., College of Staten Island

gbukhgalter@asa.edu
Name: Camacho, Yolanda Tayo

Title:  Clinical Instructor

M.S. (Arts and Education), Columbia University Teacher’s College

B.S.N., University of New York

ycamacho@asa.edu
Name: Daniels, Shirley

Title: Didactic Instructor

Ph.D. (Nursing), University of Phoenix

M.S.N., University of Phoenix Arizona

B.S.N., SUNY Downstate University

sdaniels@asa.edu
Name: Dixon, Monika

Title: Clinical Lab Coordinator/ Lab Instructor

M.S.N., Chamberlain College of Nursing

B.S.N., Long Island University

A.S.N., College of Staten Island

mdixon@asa.edu
Name: Dixon-Brown, Marie St.C

Title: Clinical Instructor

D.N.P., Walden University

M.S.N., Walden University

B.S.N., Long Island University

mdixonbrown@asa.edu
Name: Echezona Johnson-Chinazo

Title:  Didactic Instructor

Ed.D., Walden University

M.S.N., Herbert H. Lehman College

B.S.N., Herbert H. Lehman College

cechezonajohnson@asa.edu
Name: Epaphras, Maryrose K

Title: Clinical Instructor

M.S.N., Rivier University

B.S.N., Rivier University

A.S.N., Manchester Concord Technical College

mepaphras@asa.edu
Name: Germain, Therese

Title: Clinical Instructor

M.S.N., SUNY Stony Brook

B.S.N., Medgar Evers

tgermain@asa.edu
Name: Hernandez-Acevedo, Brenda

Title:  Exam Reviewer

Ph.D. (Nursing Education), Capella University

M.S.N., Lehman College

B.S.N., Pace University

bacevedo@asa.edu
Name: Jones, Khamattie

Title: Clinical Instructor

M.S.N., University of Phoenix

B.S.N., Medgar Evers College New York

A.S.N., Medgar Evers College New York

khamattiejones@asa.edu
Name: Kunitsa, Aleksandr

Title: Clinical Instructor

M.S.N., New York University

A.A.S., Long Island College

B.S., M.S., Velikolukskaya State Academy of Agriculture

akunitsa@asa.edu
Name: LeBrun- Duchantelier, Nancy

Title:  Clinical Instructor

M.S.N. (Nursing Leadership and Management), Walden University

A.S.N., Kingsborough Community College

L.P.N., Lona College New York

nlebrun@asa.edu
Name: Leger, Yolette

Title:  Clinical Instructor

M.S.N. (Nursing Education), SUNY Polytechnic Institute

B.S.N., The City College of New York

yleger@asa.edu
Name: McKenna, Ann June

Title: Lab Instructor

M.S.N. (Nursing Education), Long Island University

B.S.N., College of Mount Saint Vincent

A.S.N., Iona College New Rochelle

L.P.N., Iona College New Rochelle

amckenna@asa.edu
Name:  Meenaghan, Beatrice

Title:  Lab Instructor

M.S.N. (Nursing Education), Pace University

B.S.N., College of Staten Island

A.A.S., New York City Technical College

bmeenaghan@asa.edu
Name: Mikos, Mary

Title:  Clinical Instructor

M.S.N., Walden University

B.S.N., Long Island University

mmikos@asa.edu
Name: Mirakov, Leonid

Title:  Clinical Instructor

M.S.N., Walden University

B.S.N., College of Staten Island

A.S.N., College of Staten Island

lmirakov@asa.edu
Name: Morris, Tanya

Title: Clinical Instructor

M.S.N. (Nursing Education), Capella University

B.S.N., College of New Rochelle

tmorris@asa.edu
Name: Quismundo, Marilou

Title: Clinical Coordinator/Lab Instructor

M.S.N., New York University

B.S.N., Arellano University

 

mquismundo@asa.edu
Name: Rios, Raquel

Title:  Clinical Instructor

M.S.N., University of Phoenix

B.S.N., Francis College

A.D.N., St. Paul’s School Nursing

rrios@asa.edu
Name: Rodriguez, Ana

Title: Clinical Instructor

M.S.N., Chamberlain University

B.S.N., Mercy College

A.S.N., New York City College of Technology

arodriguez3@asa.edu
Name: Rosales-Barbo, Zenaida

Title:  Lab/Clinical Instructor

M.S. (Administration), Central Michigan University

B.S.N., Manila Central University

zrosales@asa.edu
Name:  Scaramuzzino, Maria E.

Title: Didactic Instructor

M.S.N. (Nursing Administration and Pediatric NP), Adelphi University

B.S.N., Simmons College

mscaramuzzino@asa.edu
Name: Sherman, Patricia

Title: Lab/Clinical Instructor

M.S.N., SUNY Downstate

B.S.N., College of Staten Island

A.A.S., Kingsborough Community College

psherman@asa.edu
Name: Sookdeo, Anant Nicholas

Title: Didactic/Clinical Instructor

M.S.N., Empire State College

B.S.N., Lehman College

A.A.S., LaGuardia Community College

asookdeo@asa.edu
Name: Tolentino, Sheila

Title: Didactic Instructor

Ed.D., Grand Canyon University

M.S.N., Long Island University

B.S.N., De la Salle University

stolentino@asa.edu

 

Nursing Student Handbook: New York

It’s important to know your rights as a nursing student. This handbook provides in detail the responsibilities that comes with being a student at ASA College. It is an indispensable resource material and includes important information such as: academic calendars, student rights, code of conduct, college policies, etc

Nursing Student Handbook

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ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY

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