For more info, please contact Dr. Lisa Harmon, Chair, phone: 607-587-4129, secretary phone: 607-587-3672 or 3680, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The accredited associate-degree nursing program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) [3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia] that prepares individuals to become Registered Nurses (RNs). The nursing major is designed to be completed in two academic years, but may be revised to meet individual needs. Licensed practical nurses or transfer students from other nursing programs are eligible for advanced placement.
Beginning fall 2013, Alfred State will be enrolling a small number of students in a pilot 1+2+1 program as part of the New York State Education Collaborative (NYSNEC) grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Students interested in the 1+2+1 option should apply to the associate degree program.
Nursing AAS graduates from any program may enter directly into the nursing bachelor's degree program which is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) [One DuPont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC, 20036]. The bachelor's degree program can be completed full time in two years or part time as the student desires. The upper-level nursing courses are offered in a online format. The upper-level course work includes nursing, science, and liberal arts, primarily.
This is an exciting time to be in nursing. The impending shortage of practitioners and current critical shortage of educators is leading to multiple options for those interested in the profession. Jobs are available nationwide in a wide range of settings, usually with excellent salaries, and opportunities for growth. At Alfred State, students are being prepared to be designers, coordinators and managers of healthcare. Students graduate as leaders contributing to the advancement of health care and the profession itself.
“Alfred State appreciates the Bethesda Foundation and its ongoing scholarship support to nursing students in these three counties,” said Dr. Lisa Harmon, chair of the Nursing department.
The Alfred State Associate of Science in nursing and the Alfred State Bachelor of Science in nursing programs, partners in the first APIN grant received by the Foundation of New York State Nurses in 2012, will continue as partners in the new grant. Lisa Harmon, PhD, RN, CNE, chair of the ASN and BSN nursing programs at Alfred State will lead the nursing programs’ participation in the new grant project.
The Alfred State Nursing Department continued its “Pay It Forward” philosophy through the awarding of its seventh annual round of “Pay It Forward” scholarships to Gary Crouse, Hammondsport, NY; John Kozlyuk, Rochester, NY; and Maura Tuffey, Albany, NY. Each recipient received $150 and good wishes from the class of 2005 who first established the scholarship.