Nursing Department

Dr. Lisa Harmon, Chair

Phone: 607-587-4129; Email:

The impending shortage of practitioners and current critical shortage of educators is leading to multiple options for those interested in the nursing profession. Jobs are available nationwide in a wide range of settings, usually with excellent salaries and opportunities for growth. At Alfred State, we are preparing students to be designers, coordinators, and managers of health care. Our students graduate as leaders contributing to the advancement of health care and the profession itself. The Nursing Department offers both an associate degree nursing program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and an online bachelor’s degree program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The associate degree is designed to prepare individuals to become Registered Nurses (RNs). Students of this program become eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensing exam and receive excellent clinical preparation in a variety of settings.

Alfred State nursing AAS graduates may enter directly into the Alfred State bachelor's degree program in nursing. 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 an online format and include nursing, science, and liberal arts courses, primarily.

We also offer a dual degree program, also called the 1+2+1 program, in which the student is enrolled simultaneously in the ADN and BS-N program. During the first year in this program, the students take required arts and sciences courses such as anatomy and physiology. Then in years two and three, the student takes nursing coursework in addition to other arts and sciences. Upon graduation, the student is eligible to take the NCLEX and return for year four to complete the bachelor’s degree. Lastly, we offer a BS-N completion program for registered nurses prepared at the associate degree level. This program may be completed as either a full-time or part-time student in an online format. This quality program offers flexibility for working professionals with hubs in the Alfred, NYC, and Albany areas in New York State.


Foster the development and growth of professional nurses in a rural environment. Nursing practice exhibits compassion, caring, and lifelong learning.



Nursing (AAS)

Nursing (BS)