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 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.

NCLEX Results for SUNY Adirondack students
2017: 85% Passage First Attempt
2018 to date: 94% Passage First Attempt

Completion Rates
Spring 2015 Cohort: 77% Completion
Spring 2016 LPN Cohort: 85.7% Completion

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

Nursing Application Guidelines

Academic Requirements

Nursing Application (PDF)

RN to BSN with SUNY Plattsburgh

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.