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The associate degree nursing program at SUNY Ulster at the main campus located in Stone Ridge, NY is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) www.acenursing.org
Address: 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404)975-5000, fax (404) 975-5020
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the SUNY Ulster nursing program is continuing accreditation.
In addition to ACEN the associate degree program at SUNY Ulster is 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 2020 for SUNY Ulster Graduates is 85.71%
2020 Completion Rate is 72% Employment Rate is 72%.
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.