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New Academic Programs


The labs will be unsurpassed in functionality and technology and will position Elmira College’s Health Sciences Center as the leader in nursing and clinical care education in the Southern Tier.


Family Nurse Practitioner Program

Elmira College is in the process of developing a Family Nurse Practitioner program to meet the demands of the nation’s evolving healthcare system. A Family Nurse Practitioner is an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) who is academically and clinically prepared at either the graduate or post-graduate level. An APN has completed an accredited graduate level program, and has achieved licensure and national certification. This level of education demonstrates competence in specialized knowledge and skills to care for patients, families and populations — across the lifespan — required for the Primary Care setting.

Community Health and Wellness Educator Major

Elmira College will soon offer a Community Health and Wellness Educator major designed to prepare entry-level professionals with the skills required to work with individuals, groups and communities to improve health and wellness behaviors. The program will draw upon the social, behavioral and biological sciences to prepare students to provide health education to individuals and communities. By focusing on positive health behaviors, health educators improve the overall health of the population served and indirectly reduce health care costs. Graduates of the program will be prepared to work in schools, medical facilities such as hospitals, clinics, and primary care practices, community organizations, non-profit agencies and industry and governmental agencies.