SUNY Ulster is excited to announce the partnership with SUNY Empire that now offers Hudson Valley RNs the opportunity to get a bachelor’s degree in nursing while staying right here at home!
As many nursing students already know, there was no opportunity to get a bachelor’s in nursing at a college campus anywhere within a 100-mile radius of Ulster. Since many practicing and student nurses have commitments close to home, traveling the distance to the nearest college on a daily basis to pursue a bachelor’s was nearly impossible. The SUNY Empire partnership hopes to change that by offering local nurses the opportunity to combine on-campus and online classes to achieve their bachelor’s.
Instead of having to finish their schooling after receiving their RN in two years, students taking part in this new opportunity will get an additional year of face to face classes right here at SUNY Ulster with the faculty and location they’ve come to know already. During senior year, students enrolled in the program take online courses through SUNY Empire to get their final credits.
The program not only allows local nurses the ability to work at a higher salary with additional schooling, but gives them a greater opportunity to get jobs, as local hospitals are in need of nurses with bachelor’s degrees. SUNY Ulster intends to work with many of these local hospitals, including HealthQuest’s Vassar Brothers Medical Center.
For entry into the program, students must have an A.S. degree in nursing, an active, unencumbered New York State nursing license, and complete an Empire State College admissions application with essay. Credits earned by SUNY Ulster nursing students for their associate’s will all be transferable to the SUNY Empire program.
Find out more about this exciting opportunity and check out the course listing on our RN to BSN Program page!