Successful graduates of the Nursing degree program serve the health needs of individuals in a variety of health care settings and are prepared academically and clinically to work in hospitals, nursing and rehabilitation facilities and doctor's offices. Nurses also act as advocates and health educators for patients, families and communities.
Program graduates are eligible to take the National Comprehensive Licensing Exam for Registered Nurses.
This academic program is primarily designed for those who wish to enter the workforce immediately following graduation. Many graduates of the program continue their education at the baccalaureate level and beyond.
- This is a very competitive program. For those students not selected, they will be advised to choose another option or reapply in the future. A published set of Guidelines for Selective Admission highlights the criteria used to evaluate candidates.
- All applicants accepted into the Nursing Program must be able to meet the department's technical standards.
This program is offered by the Nursing Department.
Entrance and Course Requirements
- The program can be completed in either two years of full-time study or four years of part-time study.
- The program has an excellent placement record.
- Dedicated Nursing faculty.
- The Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing,
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326.
Phone: (404) 975-5000;
Fax: (404) 975-5020; Web: http://acenursing.org/.
- The Nursing program involves the student in lecture and discussion classes,
as well as independent learning experiences. The Nursing program uses different health care agencies for student clinical experiences.
- The nursing program offers many resources students can benefit from, including a Nursing Resource Lab; Education Specialists; Laboratories; Simulation Lab Resources and Clinical Settings.
- Mission Statement: The Nursing department is an integral part of Hudson Valley Community College and subscribes to the Hudson Valley mission statement and objectives. This is evident in the philosophy, conceptual framework, program outcomes and graduate outcomes of the department. The Nursing department has responded to the needs of the community by providing graduates who provide direct care to patients and families with common health care needs in structured settings.
Program can be completed by attending entirely in the evening.
The program is specifically designed to prepare students for a career as a registered nurse. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of 2015), job growth in this field should be faster than average over the next 10 years.
Recent employers have included: Albany Medical Center; Albany County Nursing Home; Albany Medical Center; Albany Memorial Hospital; Albany Paralysis Center; All-Metro Healthcare; Bellevue Woman's Center; Berkshire Medical Center; Brittonkill Central School; Capital Cardiology; Capital District Psychiatric Center; Central Nursing Service; Champlain Valley Physician's Hospital; Children's Village; Dialysis Center; ECRC; Ellis Hospital; Glens Falls Hospital; MVP Health Care; Northeast Health; Parsons Child and Family Center; Quarum Home Infusion; Samaritan Hospital; Schuyler Ridge Nursing Home; Seton Health/St Mary's Hospital; Spring Valley Hospital; St. Clare's Hospital; St. Peter's Hospital; St. Peter's Nursing and Rehabilitation Center; Stratton Veterans Administration Medical Center; Strong Memorial Hospital; Sunny View Rehabilitation Hospital.
Some graduates continue their education upon graduation with recent graduates continuing in B.S.N. programs at SUNY Empire State College, Sage Colleges and Excelsior College.
Salaries vary based on position and degree attainment. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of 2015) noted that median salary for Registered Nurses is $67,490.
The Center for Careers and Transfer offers Career Services and Transfer Services to all students.
For more information regarding this program, please contact:
Patricia Klimkewicz, Ph.D.
Acting Department Chair
Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center, Room 204
For more information about admission to this program, please contact:
Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223