Associate in Science

*YCCC’s Nursing Program is a COMPETITIVE PROGRAM with 32 SEATS available for FALL 2023.


Enter the exciting field of nursing. YCCC’s new nursing program will prepare students to become registered nurses at the associate degree level. Registered nurses are a vital part of healthcare, administering compassionate care in a variety of medical settings. After completing the program, students will be able to take the NCLEX Registered Nurse (RN) licensure examination and obtain employment.



Quick Facts
  • Application & Prerequisites Deadline

    Now Accepting Applications for FALL 2023
    The application Deadline is 2/03/2023

  • *Acceptance into the Nursing program is on a competitive basis. Successful completion of the prerequisites does not guarantee acceptance into the Nursing program. Students who are working on their prerequisites should apply to the Health Studies/Pre-Nursing Program. Upon acceptance into the Nursing program, students will receive an acceptance letter listing their start date, and will be assigned a nursing faculty advisor.

  • Estimated degree completion time

    4 semesters

  • Program tracks


  • Mandatory Information Sessions are on the following dates:

    Dec. 1, 2022 from 5pm - 6pm.: In-person or Zoom
    Jan. 12, 2023 from 6pm - 7pm: Zoom
    Jan. 25, 2023 from 6pm - 7pm: Zoom

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The nursing program curriculum provides a sound theoretical base of nursing practice. Students will participate in classroom and clinical experiences during each of the four semesters in the program. Clinical experiences will be offered at hospitals and long-term care facilities located in York County.

Prepare to apply

Students who are interested in the nursing program should take prerequisite courses. They will be placed in the Health Studies/Pre-Nursing program until they are ready to apply for the Nursing program. Upon acceptance into the Nursing program, students will receive an acceptance letter listing their start date and their nursing faculty advisor. The Fall 2023 semester has 32 seats available.

Admission Requirements

  • Possess a high-school diploma or GED certificate.
  • Achieve at least a B- in ALL prerequisite courses:
    • Anatomy & Physiology I w/ Lab (BIO 126/BIO 127)
    • College Composition (ENG 101)**
    • Quantitative Reasoning or Statistics (MAT 118 or MAT 124)
    • Introduction to Psychology (PSY 101)**
  • Additional courses recommended before starting the nursing program:
    • Psychology Across the Lifespan (PSY 210)
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology II w/Lab (BIO 136/BIO 137)
    • Microbiology w/Lab (BIO 230/BIO 231)
    • Oral Communications (SPE 101)
    • Multicultural America (HUM 201) OR Ethics and Contemporary Society (PHI 102)
  • TEAS test score of 60 or higher.** CLICK HERE FMI ABOUT TEAS TESTING
  • Attend a MANDATORY information webinar.*** CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Additional courses recommended before starting the Nursing Program:

  • Psychology Across the Lifespan (PSY 210)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology II w/Lab (BIO 136/BIO 137)
  • Microbiology w/Lab (BIO 230/BIO 231)
  • Oral Communications (SPE 101)
  • Multicultural America (HUM 201) OR Ethics and Contemporary Society (PHI 102)

* AP and/or CLEP credits will be accepted for College Composition, Introduction to Psychology, and Psychology Across the Lifespan. Math and Science prerequisites must be completed within seven years (January 1, 2016 to January 31, 2023) TEAS test scores must be from within the past 3 years (Feb. 2020 to Feb. 2023). All prerequisites for Fall 2023 applicants need to be completed by January 31, 2023. All prerequisites for Fall 2023 applicants need to be completed by January 31, 2023. Applicants are responsible for ensuring all pre-requisites are appropriately met. All questions regarding prerequisite status must be directed to or 207.216.4407

The YCCC Nursing program is under review by the Maine State Board of Nursing, 161 Capitol Street, 158 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0158 (207-287-1133).YCCC Nursing is seeking full accreditation and has achieved Candidacy Status from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road, NE– Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404-975-5000).

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Provide compassionate nursing care to patients, families, groups, populations, and communities from diverse backgrounds in a variety of settings.
  • Communicate effectively and collaborate with diverse patients and members of the healthcare team to promote shared-decision making.
  • Utilize the information and patient care technology to manage care, support decision-making, and minimize error while employing effective use of resources.
  • Evaluate and integrate current evidence with clinical judgment to provide safe, quality care.
  • Integrate professional behaviors and leadership skills in the provision of professional nursing care delivery.
  • Use quality measures and indicators to evaluate patient outcomes and the effects of changes in the delivery of care.

Program Outcomes

  1. Licensure examination NCLEX pass rate is 80% or greater for all first-time test takers.
  2. At least 75% of entering students complete the Nursing Program within three years.
  3. At least 80% of graduates report employment in nursing within six months of graduation
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Nursing program graduates may pursue a career as a registered nurse in a variety of settings, including, but not limited to pediatric nursing, gerontological nursing, primary care nursing, cardiac vascular nursing, pain management nursing, and psychiatric nursing. 

What Someone Working In the Field Has to Say:

Brian Smith

Nursing Director Cathlab/IR/ICU

Hi, my name is Brian. I’m the director of the ICU Cathlab and Intervention Radiology at York Hospital. 

Meet the Faculty

  • Lisa Gatti-Arnold

    Lisa Gatti-Arnold

    Department Chair Nursing

    Gatti-Arnold holds a Master of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Her 25 years of nursing experience includes diabetes education, geriatrics, and med-surg. She is a member of the National League for Nursing and the International Association for Human Caring. Gatti-Arnold has been teaching nursing and allied health since 2007 and is passionate about nursing education as an avenue to prepare students to be the nurses of tomorrow.

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