New Vision Nursing Sciences

Kerry Dorn, Instructor

Program Goal: The New Vision Nursing Sciences program provides a blended academic and career education, aimed at high school seniors with an interest in the nursing profession. This placement provides high school seniors with the opportunity to explore the nursing profession within an interdisciplinary environment to gain insight into the role of nursing in healthcare. Students in the program develop the skills and knowledge needed for the rapidly growing health care industry.

Curriculum: Students will learn in a hospital setting at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, alongside Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, physicians, and other member of the healthcare team. Students are American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) CPR/AED and First Aid certified at the beginning of the school year.

High school seniors take a 3 credit college level human Anatomy and Physiology (FLCC Biology 110) course. Clinical theory is blended with practice and students will become proficient at identifying major illnesses and diseases. Students also take college level English Composition (FLCC English 101/103) to develop advanced writing skills preparing students for college requirements. High school credits are earned in English 12 and Science.

Students spend several hours on the patient units each week, and are required to blog about their clinical experiences on a weekly basis, as well as, complete detailed monthly journals. Critical thinking skills are taught both in and out of the classroom using simulation scenarios and case study analysis. Medical terminology is assigned weekly and students are expected to use medical terminology in everyday conversations.

Throughout the year, students are exposed to various ethical medical debates, bioterrorism and how the impact that nursing has on the spread of disease, aspects of professionalism including HIPAA, code of conduct, 21st century skills, understanding insurance and pros and cons of socialized medicine.

Students are exposed systematically to human anatomy through labs, autopsy videos, and a tour of an anatomy lab at the New York Chiropractic College.

Clinical Rotations include the following:

  • Emergency Department
  • Medical Surgical Unit (2W)
  • Telemetry
  • Endoscopy/Infusion Center
  • Mental Health Unit
  • Women's Health (OB)
  • Radiology Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Adult Day Care
  • Surgical Services (OR)
  • Ambulatory Surgery Unit
  • Post-Anesthesia Care Unit
  • Moore Place (Neuro-behavioral)
  • DeMay Living Center

Program Admissions: Students apply to the New Vision Nursing Sciences program during their junior year. Program requisites include:

  • Three years of Regent’s Math, Science, English and Social Studies
  • Completion of a New Vision Nursing Sciences application including well-written short answer questions and recommendations from a high school counselor and a science and English teacher

Job Outlook

  • The median pay for Registered Nurses is $70,000 a year.
  • The median pay for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses is $45,030 a year.
  • The median pay for Nursing Assistants and Orderlies is $27,510 a year.

US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook-Registered Nurses

US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook-Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook-Nursing Assistants and Orderlies