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,

The nursing program is also accredited by The State Education Department, Division of Professional Education 89 Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor, West Wing, Albany, NY 12234 518-486-2967,

Program Goals and Objectives
  • Be employed in a position for which the program prepared them and express satisfaction with the program.
  • Employers will express satisfaction with the competence level of the graduates.
  • Students are expected to complete the program in six semesters.
  • 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 80%.

Alumni Spotlight

Tammy M. Pesaresi ‘16, RN BSN

NCCC’s Nursing program gives students a strong nursing foundation through its combination of classroom, laboratory skills, simulation laboratory and clinical rotations. The talented nursing faculty at NCCC helped me to not only become an RN, but gave me the tools to succeed in other advanced nursing degree programs and professionally. In addition to my educational journey, my professional career has also led me back to where my nursing career began, NCCC. In early 2019 I began working as a clinical adjunct instructor and part-time lab skills evaluator for the RN program.

Tammy M. Pesaresi

2020/2021 Nursing Information Center

All applications, forms, and transcripts to be in the ranking for Nursing acceptance should be completed between September 1, 2020 and February 1, 2021.

Employment Statistics

According to the most recent Employment and Continuing Education survey, of those 2018 graduates responding, 100% are employed for both RN and PN Pass Program.

Student Achievement Data


The NCLEX pass rate for the May 2019 graduates is 93.55%.
The completion rate for the 2017-2019 cohort is 43%.


The NCLEX pass rate for May 2019 graduates is 85.71%.
The completion rate for 2017-2019 cohort is 90%.

Program Coordinators

Cynthia Allsop

Cynthia O'Keefe-Allsop, MSN, RN

Nursing I Course Co-Coordinator

Phone: 716-614-5943
Location: C-178

Anne Marie Holler

Anne Marie Holler, MSN Ed, RN

Nursing II Course Coordinator

Phone: 716-614-5944
Location: C-183

Gretchen Kaplan

Gretchen Kaplan, MSN, RN

Nursing IV Course Coordinator

Phone: 716-614-5953
Location: C-182

Kareen Klettke

Kareen Klettke, MSNEd, RN

Nursing I Course Co-Coordinator

Phone: 716-614-5956
Location: C-170

Babette Strassburg

Babette Strassburg, MS, RN

Nursing III Course Coordinator

Phone: 716-614-6803
Location: C-179

Program Contact

Dr. Diane Pytlik-Flammia, DHA, MSN, RN
Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, Nursing and Allied Health Programs
Location: C-167
Division Office: 716-614-5940

Admissions Contact

Denise Prohaska
Admissions Advisor
716-614-6222 Ext: 4017
Location: A-107