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 insures a rigorous and quality program of study with SUNY Adirondack graduates achieving a 90.5% first-time pass rate on the NCLEX licensing exam.

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.

Nursing Program Outcomes

  • 90% of SUNY Adirondack nursing graduates will demonstrate first time passage of the National Council Licensure Exam.
  • 95% of SUNY Adirondack Nursing Program graduates will be employed as a Registered Nurse within six to nine months of graduation.
  • 90% of SUNY Adirondack Nursing Program graduates will complete the Nursing Program within six semesters of starting the Nursing Program.
  • 80% of SUNY Adirondack Nursing Program graduates will demonstrate commitment to individual professional development.
  • 80% of SUNY Adirondack Nursing Program graduates will express satisfaction with the Nursing Program.

 

Nursing Application Guidelines

Nursing Application (PDF)

RN to BSN with SUNY Plattsburgh

RN to BSN with Excelsior College

 

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 visit 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 Faculty 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)