The Elmira College nursing program provides a liberal arts and professional education for the practice of nursing. Faculty with strong clinical backgrounds foster student success by engaging in active learning strategies that promote critical thinking and clinical judgment.
Students take Introduction to Nursing in the first term of the sophomore year and begin clinical in the second term in Quality and Safety in Nursing. Courses progress, moving from simple to complex, while changing in clinical population. In addition, students participate in extensive clinical experiences at state-of-the-art clinical facilities in all of the major specialties including: pediatrics, obstetrics, critical care, mental health, community health, medical/ surgical, and rehabilitation. Students also participate in simulated clinical learning experiences in the nursing simulation center on campus that are designed to enhance learning of critical concepts within the course. During the final term of the senior year, nursing students complete an in-depth and concentrated hospital clinical field experience with a nurse preceptor.
The nursing program offers advanced placement options for individuals with prior degrees, options for full-time or part-time study, and opportunities for Registered Nurses to complete a baccalaureate degree. Students who excel in the program may be selected by faculty for induction into the campus chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing. Nursing leadership opportunities are available through the Elmira College Nursing Club or the Nursing Student Association of New York State.
The Nurse Education Program recently received continuing accreditation for 8 years from Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and New York State Education Department Office of the Professions. The next accreditation visit will be in fall, 2023.
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020
Visit the College Bulletin for a full listing of Nursing courses and descriptions.