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Are you among the alumni from over 50 years of Nursing education at Suffolk County Community College?

  Class of 1965Suffolk County Community College - Nursing 1965

School of Nursing Timeline

1963 Nursing Day Curriculum initiated at the Ammerman Campus
1965 Inaugural Graduating Class, Ammerman Campus
1971 Nursing Evening Curriculum initiated, Ammerman Campus
1974 Ammerman Campus First Accreditation, NLN-AC
(National League for Nursing- Accreditation Commission)
1978 Nursing Day Curriculum was initiated at the Michael J. Grant Campus
1980 Inaugural Graduating Class at the Michael J. Grant Campus
1982 Michael J. Grant Campus First Accreditation, NLN-AC
1990 LPN-RN program initiated, Ammerman Campus
2004 Nursing Evening Curriculum initiated, Michael J. Grant Campus
2005 Establishment of the School of Nursing between the Ammerman
and Michael J. Grant Campus
LPN-RN program initiated, Michael J. Grant Campus
2005 Good Samaritan Hospital Partnership Program,Michael J. Grant Campus
2006 Hospital Partnership Program, Ammerman Campus
2007 First NLN-AC Accreditation as a School of Nursing
2008 Practical Nurse Certificate Program initiated, Eastern Campus
2009 Inaugural Graduating Class, Practical Nurse Certificate Program
2011 Practical Nurse Program NLN-AC Accreditation
2015 50th Pinning Ceremony


Graduate Nurse Pinning Ceremony Tradition
A nursing pin is worn in order to identify the school from which a nurse has graduated. Pins often have a symbolic meaning, illustrating the history of the nursing program.

At the pinning ceremony, faculty induct the graduate nurse into the profession of nursing.

Established 1965

College Seal

Symbols Meaning / Representation
Plough Agriculture
Atom Molecule Science/Technology
Three Seagulls Three campuses
Lighthouse Symbol of Long Island
Ten Boulders Ten towns in Suffolk County

 Florence Nightingale



Need a replacement pin? Please contact:
Fox & Sons Co.
310-8 Hallock Ave.
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
Tel: 631-473-3344
Fax: 631-473-7843

Nursing graduates are afforded an opportunity to establish a nursing credential file to assist them in their job search upon graduation. Important documents such as nursing reference letters and resumes are kept for a period of 3 years after graduation. The Career Services office when requested by the nursing student will send their nursing credentials to potential employers. To learn more, please contact the Career Services office on your campus.

Beginning in Fall 2016 $15,000 worth of Microsoft Surface tablets will be available to students thanks to a special grant from the Office of Instructional Technology. The School of Nursing can use your assistance. Please consider making a recurring or one-time online donation. Designation: "Nursing Tablets"

Help us match this educational technology goal with $15,000 in donations from alumni and friends!


Consider a donation to the following Nursing Scholarships:

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