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Students who complete the Nursing program earn an Associate in Science degree. SUNY Ulster's Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, telephone 404.975.5000, fax 404.975.5020, www.acenursing.org. SUNY Ulster's Nursing program is also accredited by the New York State Education Department (NYSED), Office of Professions, Division of Professional Education, 89 Washington Ave., Albany, New York 12234.
The program can be completed in two academic years or extended and pursued on a part-time basis. Nursing courses, however, must be taken consecutively, and it is recommended that they be taken without interruption. Local hospitals and health agencies are utilized as an extension of the College laboratory, providing on-site experience in various medical settings.SUNY Ulster's Nursing program cannot be completed during the evening.
It is recommended that a student who has a felony conviction on his or her record discuss it with the Nursing Department chairperson prior to enrolling in the program. He or she may complete the program and take the licensing examination (NCLEX-RN). However, licensure determination is made by the New York State Board for Professional Licensure. Pending investigation by the State, the graduate may or may not be licensed.
At the completion of the AS Nursing Degree program, a student will be able to:
NCLEX-RN Pass Rate for 2019 for SUNY Ulster Graduates was 97.05% NYS Pass Rate Rate
was 85.79% National Pass Rate was 88.18%
2019 Completion Rate was 72% Employment Rate was 94%.
Upon satisfactory completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurse licensure (NCLEX-RN). This opens up local and nationwide employment opportunities for graduates in many settings with diverse populations.
New York State requires all nurses who were not enrolled in a nursing program before December 2017 earn their Bachelor's Degree within ten years.
Students accepted into Nursing courses are required to have the following in place prior to the Fall semester in which the courses begin:
For students who do not meet basic reading and math requirements, or who have other learning issues, extra assistance is readily available through SUNY Ulster's Center for Academic Planning and Support (CAPS),Patrik Math Center, the Writing Center, the Peer and Friend Tutor Program, and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors.
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