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Nursing

Registered Nurses find employment in a wide variety of work environments, such as:

  • Nursing homes
  • Schools
  • Doctor's offices
  • Businesses
  • Health service organizations
  • Community hospital
  • Private clinic
  • U.S. military
  • Veteran's Administration Medical Centers,

You may choose to work in a major city, a small town, or even an isolated rural area. Opportunities exist almost everywhere!

Admission Requirements

Policies and Procedures

Nursing Information Sessions

In order to apply for either the traditional or Advanced Placement (LPN to RN) Nursing Programs at GCC, you must attend a Nursing Information Session. Please be sure to register for the appropriate session (Advanced Placement sessions are for LPN's only).  Please do not register for multiple sessions. Registering for more than one session or canceling with less than 24 hours notice may prevent you from attending future sessions for that term.

PLEASE NOTE:  All Info. Sessions are held in the Med-Tech Building - School of Nursing, which is located across the street from the main campus.

NON-LPNs ONLY

Date Time Event Location Register
Sep 27 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Nursing Information Session: Non LPN Med Tech Bldg Room 214 Register »
Oct 15 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Nursing Information Session: Non LPN Med Tech Bldg Room 214 Register »
Nov 15 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Nursing Information Session: Non LPN Med Tech Bldg Room 214 Register »
Dec 07 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Nursing Information Session: Non LPN Med Tech Bldg Room 214 Register »
Jan 07 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Nursing Information Session: Non LPN Med Tech Bldg Room 214 Register »
Jan 18 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Nursing Information Session: Non LPN Med Tech Bldg Room 214 Register »
Jan 24 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Nursing Information Session: Non LPN Med Tech Bldg Room 214 Register »

Advanced Placement (LPN to RN) Only

Advanced Placement (LPN to RN) Information Session dates/times will be posted in August, please check back in order to register for one of these sessions.

Date Time Event Location Register
Oct 16 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nursing Information Session: Advanced Placement (LPN to RN) Med Tech Bldg Room 214 Register »
Nov 14 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Nursing Information Session: Advanced Placement (LPN to RN) Med Tech Bldg Room 214 Register »
Dec 07 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nursing Information Session: Advanced Placement (LPN to RN) Med Tech Bldg Room 214 Register »
Jan 09 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Nursing Information Session: Advanced Placement (LPN to RN) Med Tech Bldg Room 214 Register »

Why GCC?

GCC's two-year Nursing program prepares you to pass the national R.N. licensing examination, and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). This program combines nursing theory with supervised real-world clinical experience on the site of regional health service providers. Unique to associate  degree programs in WNY, the last semester of GCC's Nursing program includes a four week capstone/internship experience with an RN in a health care setting throughout the Western NY area.

Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society LogoThe specialized knowledge and hours of practical experience you will gain through GCC's Nursing program will open doors to all kinds of practice settings. You will be free to pursue the rewards of helping people in a wide range of possible job settings.

You can also join the Nurse’s Club, which focuses on promoting leadership in Nursing. Members are also involved in the community by providing health information and making charitable contributions to health related organizations.

GCC is proud to be a part of the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society. Established by the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN), GCC was chartered as the Delta Beta Chapter in 2015. Alpha Delta Nu gives nursing students the opportunity to be recognized for academic excellence as well as encouragement to pursue advanced degrees.

Did you Know?

  • GCC's Nursing program has an NCLEX pass rate that is higher than both the New York State and National averages.
  • We have an Advanced Placement program for LPN to RN students Currently licensed LPNs who qualify for the program can complete the nursing requirement in 2 semesters.
  • Our two-year Nursing program prepares you to pass the national RN licensing examination.
  • We offer clinical experiences in Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, Wyoming, Erie and Monroe counties.
  • We incorporate technology in the Nursing program, with the use of PDAs, patient simulator mannequins, and hybrid classes.
  • Our Nursing classes are all offered in a combination classroom and online format.
  • Our Nursing program has a state-of-the-art facility in the Med-Tech Park across from the Batavia campus.

Transfer Opportunities

Starting at GCC saves many students and their families thousands of dollars in tuition. With an A.S. or A.A. degree you will be able to seamlessly transfer within the SUNY network of 64 college and universities as well as to many 4-year private institutions. GCC's A.S. and A.A. programs were developed as part of the SUNY seamless transfer initiative allowing students to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree as a freshman and a sophomore at a community college, then seamlessly transfer to a SUNY four-year institution to earn a bachelor's degree. Please reference the SUNY Transfer Pathways for degree programs to learn about any campus specific requirements. Visit the SUNY Core Course Finder to plan out the courses you should complete to transfer to a 4-year SUNY School.

If you are planning to transfer to a 4-year private institution you should work with our Transfer Services office to learn about possible articulation agreements and pathways that exist for many or our degree programs. Some GCC A.A.S. programs also have transfer opportunities.

To learn more about these opportunities and agreements contact the Transfer Services Office, we are more than happy to work with you and answer any questions you may have on building your own personalized transfer plan.

Transfer opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Chamberlain College*
  • Daemen College*
  • D'Youville College
  • Excelsior College
  • Keuka College
  • Nazareth College
  • Niagara University
  • Roberts Wesleyan College
  • Sage College
  • St. John Fisher College*
  • SUNY College at Alfred State
  • SUNY College at Brockport
  • SUNY College at Canton*
  • SUNY College at Delhi*
  • SUNY Empire State College*
  • SUNY University at Binghamton
  • SUNY University at Buffalo
  • SUNY Upstate Medical*
  • Trocaire College
  • University of Rochester*

*GCC has current transfer agreements with the above noted institutions.