Nursing

The Nursing Program is approved by the New York State Board of Education and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN).

This is a prestigious national accreditation that ensures a rigorous and quality program of study. The 2018 NCLEX first-time pass rate for SUNY Adirondack nursing students was 95%.

Successful completion of the program enables the graduate to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) Hegis Code Nursing 5208. 

For matters of accreditation, ACEN may be contacted at 3343 Peach Tree Road  NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 and online at: www.acenursing.org.

NCLEX Results
2018: 95% First Time Passage
2019 First Quarter: 100% First Time Passage

Completion Rates
December 2018 graduates: 100% of December, 2018 graduates completed the program in 6 semesters or less.
December 2018 LPN Graduates: 100% of  December, 2018LPN Graduates completed the program in 4.5 semesters or less.
May 2019 Graduates: 100% of May, 2019 Graduates completed the program in 6 semesters of less.
May 2019 LPN Graduates: 100 % of May 2019 LPN Graduates completed the program in 4.5 semesters or less.

Graduation Rate
67.9% of Spring 2016 entering Cohort graduated form the Nursing Program
67.9% of Fall 2016 entering Cohort graduated from  the Nursing Program
80% of Spring 2017 entering LPN/transfer Cohort graduated from the Nursing Program
80% of Fall 2017 entering LPN/Transfer Cohort graduated from the Nursing Program 

Job Placement
December 2017 Graduates: 100 Job Placement Rate
May 2018 Graduates: 100% Job Placement

Nursing Application Guidelines

Academic Requirements

Nursing Application (PDF)

HESI A2 (Admission Assessment) Exam Information

RN to BSN program with SUNY Plattsburgh online

RN to BSN program with SUNY Plattsburgh’s Queensbury campus

RN to BSN with Excelsior College

Health and Two-Step TB Screening Form

 

UNIQUE FEATURES

SUNY Adirondack offers small class sizes and access to dedicated faculty. Our highly educated instructors hold Master's and Doctorate degrees, with years of experience in nursing education and practice.

A state of the art simulation center allows students to develop essential critical thinking skills necessary for practice in today’s healthcare environment.

ACEN accreditation allows students to move seamlessly from this program into a bachelor degree in nursing. In addition, many academic and merit scholarships are available for nursing students. For more information about the unique features of this program, click here to view our Frequently Asked Questions guide.

 

 

 

 

 

CAREER & TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nurses were projected to see a 19% growth in employment opportunities from 2012-2022.  Students completing the program have access to employment in a variety of healthcare settings, such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • Hospice
  • Homecare
  • Schools
  • Veteran Affairs

Nursing students at SUNY Adirondack now have the opportunity to complete their four-year degree in Nursing on-campus at the Regional Higher Education Center through articulation agreements with SUNY Plattsburgh.

Health Sciences Division Student Handbook

Nursing Program Statistics

SUNY Adirondack Nursing Program NCLEX Pass Rate

Year

SUNY Adirondack Pass Rate

National NCLEX Mean for all Educational Programs

National NCLEX Mean for ADN Graduates

2015

92.11%

85.49%

81.55%

2014

82.8%

78.14%

89.32%

2013

89.09%

78.14%

81.43%

2012

94.12%

90.34%

89.32%

2011

93.4%

86.95%

90.23%

 

SUNY Adirondack Nursing Program Completion Rate

Entering Cohort Year

Completion Rate Within 6 Semesters Traditional Students

Completion Rate LPN within 4.5 Semesters

Fall 2014

30/46 + 65% (4 semesters; Data not final)

100% N= 3

Spring 2013

33/46=71.7%

100% N= 6

Fall 2012

36/47= 76.6%

100% N=2

Spring 2012

39/45= 86.7%

100% N= 5

 

SUNY Adirondack Nursing Program Attrition Rate

Entering Cohort

Attrition Rate for Traditional Students

Attrition Rate for LPN Students

Fall 2014

7/46 = 15.2% (Data not final)

0/3 = 0%

Spring 2013

13/46 = 28.2%

0/5 =  0%

Fall 2012

11/47 = 23.4%

0/2 = 0%

Spring 2012

6/45 = 23.4 %

0/5 = 0 %

 

SUNY Adirondack Nursing Program Job Placement Rate

Data Reported 2016

Data Reported2015

Data Reported 2014

May 2015

Alumni

Dec 2014

Alumni

May 2014

Alumni

Dec 2013 Alumni

May 2013

Alumni

Dec 2012

Alumni

94.4%

(N= 12)

94.4%

(N= 18)

100%

(N= 12)

100%

(N =15)

100%

(N=21)

95.8%

(N= 24)

 

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Delivering patient centered nursing care as a member of an interdisciplinary team utilizing evidence-based practice, quality improvement and informatics.
  2. Value caring as the basis of professional nursing practice.
  3. Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes to provide safety and advocacy for patients and families.
  4. Demonstrate commitment to professional, ethical, legal and accountable nursing practice.