The College offers a two-year associate in applied science (AAS) degree in nursing, fully integrating theoretical learning with clinical experiences within a caring environment. The nursing courses include direct patient care that is planned and supervised by a faculty member with expertise in a particular nursing area. One of the strengths of the program at St. Elizabeth is its clinical component that combines the theory learned in class with actual nursing practice allowing for immediate transfer and application of knowledge.
St. Elizabeth College of Nursing offers an evening/weekend nursing program in addition to the weekday program. It is designed to meet the needs of the adult learner who is unable to attend classes during the weekday hours. Adults 21 years of age and older, holding a high school diploma or equivalent, are eligible. Entrance requirements for the weekend candidate are the same as for the weekday applicant.
This program is designed for recent high-school graduates and those who may benefit from a year of general education and science courses prior to taking the nursing courses in the second year.
1+2+1 SUNY Poly/SECON - Dual Degree Partnership Program in Nursing
The 1+2+1 program, instituted in 2008, is an innovative partnership that provides high school students with the opportunity to earn two degrees in four years; an AAS Degree from St. Elizabeth College of Nusing (SECON) and a BS in Nursing from SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly).
For more information regarding the SUNY Poly/SECON 1+2+1 Program, contact the Admissions Coordinator at (315) 801-8347.
St. Elizabeth College of Nursing offers clinical experiences throughout the community. Facilities utilized are St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare - Utica/New Hartford, Golisano Children's Hopsital - Syracuse, Rome Memorial Hospital - Rome, and various community agencies. During specific areas of study, other health facilities are used to fulfill course objectives.