Graduates of the Nursing degree program serve the health needs of individuals in a variety of health care settings and are prepared academically and clinically to work in hospitals, nursing and rehabilitation facilities and doctor's offices.

The program can be completed in either two years of full-time study or four years of part-time study.

Program graduates are eligible to take the National Comprehensive Licensing Exam (NCLEX) for Registered Nurses.

This academic program is primarily designed for those who wish to enter the workforce immediately following graduation. Many graduates of the program continue their education at the baccalaureate level and beyond.

This program is offered by the Nursing Department.

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Career and Transfer Opportunities

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Some recent graduates have transferred to B.S.N. programs at SUNY Empire State College, Sage Colleges and Excelsior College.
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The Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of 2017) noted that median salary for registered nurses was $70,000.

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Recent employers have included: Albany Medical Center, Ellis Hospital, MVP Health Care, Northeast Health, Parsons Child and Family Center, St. Peter's Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Stratton Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Take Note

  • This is a very competitive program. For those students not selected, they will be advised to choose another option or reapply in the future. A published set of Guidelines for Selective Admission highlights the criteria used to evaluate candidates.
  • All applicants accepted into the Nursing Program must be able to meet the department's technical standards.
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  • Mission Statement: The Nursing department is an integral part of Hudson Valley Community College and subscribes to the Hudson Valley mission statement and objectives. This is evident in the philosophy, conceptual framework, program outcomes and student learning outcomes of the department. The Nursing department has responded to the needs of the community by providing graduates who provide direct care to patients and families with common health care needs in structured settings.

Get in Touch

Department or program information:

Martha Desmond
NURSING DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON
Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center, Room 204

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.