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NURSING

Why Choose Nursing?

Nursing is not only a science, but also an art. At Elmira College students complete rigorous courses in the sciences and nursing to enhance critical thinking and clinical reasoning. Clinical experiences help students develop the softer skills of providing care.

Graduates work in a variety of roles as registered nurses. Many pursue graduate education as nurse practitioners, nurse educators, nurse anesthetists, and nurse administrators.

What Nursing Will Teach You!

The nursing curriculum at Elmira College provides students with exposure to a variety of nursing specialties and the knowledge necessary for entry to nursing practice. Other rigorous co-requisite courses and general education courses contribute to the foundation necessary for graduate level course work.

Where Nursing Can Take You!

The nursing program at Elmira College prepares nurses for entry to practice as bachelor of science-prepared registered nurses. In addition, graduates possess the necessary foundational skills for graduate education.

Why Choose Nursing?

Nursing is not only a science, but also an art. At Elmira College students complete rigorous courses in the sciences and nursing to enhance critical thinking and clinical reasoning. Clinical experiences help students develop the softer skills of providing care.

Graduates work in a variety of roles as registered nurses. Many pursue graduate education as nurse practitioners, nurse educators, nurse anesthetists, and nurse administrators.

What Nursing Will Teach You!

The nursing curriculum at Elmira College provides students with exposure to a variety of nursing specialties and the knowledge necessary for entry to nursing practice. Other rigorous co-requisite courses and general education courses contribute to the foundation necessary for graduate level course work.

Where Nursing Can Take You!

The nursing program at Elmira College prepares nurses for entry to practice as bachelor of science-prepared registered nurses. In addition, graduates possess the necessary foundational skills for graduate education.

The below links provide a helpful guide to the most current major/minor core courses and electives. Full program requirements and course descriptions are located in the Elmira College Bulletin.

Contacts:

  • Dr. Milissa Volino, Director and Associate Professor of Nurse Education | mvolino@elmira.edu

Full-time Faculty:

Nursing students have the opportunity to study abroad during the first and second years of the program. Students may choose to travel to attain any one of several general education requirements.

Honor Society:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Rho Gamma Chapter - The Rho Gamma chapter was chartered in 2000 to acknowledge scholarship and leadership in nursing practice and education. Students who have completed half of the required credits in nursing and have earned a nursing GPA of 3.0 or greater may be eligible for induction. Nursing faculty approval is based on leadership potential, clinical excellence and level of professionalism.

Clubs:

  • Nursing Club

Prizes/Scholarships:

  • Dr. Kathleen Sward Excellence in Nursing Prize - A monetary gift presented at Commencement to the outstanding program graduate. The Dr. Kathleen Sward Nursing Excellence Prize was established in 2002 and endowed by Dr. and Mrs.
    Edward Grandt to recognize a graduating student who has demonstrated academic and clinical excellence in nursing. Dr. Kathleen Sward was the first director of the Elmira College nurse education program. Dr. Grant, a highly respected physician and former trustee of the College, was instrumental in the development of the Elmira College nurse education program.
  • Esther Booth Alden Home Bureau Award - This scholarship, established in 1970 and given annually, by the New York State Federation of Home Bureaus, is named for Esther Booth Alden, Class of 1923. To qualify for the scholarship, the student must be a full-time returning nursing major and be a New York State resident who lives in a county that has a Home Bureau Chapter. Application for the Home Bureau Award is completed in February. Applications and complete list of criteria are available in the nurse education office. The award is made in May for the ensuing year. The selection committee is made up of members of the Chemung County Home Bureau Chapter.
  • The "Excellence in Nursing" Senior Year Award - This award is a non-monetary gift presented by the nurse education program faculty each year to an outstanding graduating senior nursing student that represents the profession of nursing. He or she has actively participated in the nurse education program, such as, serving as a student representative with the standing committees, ad hoc committee, and/or active involvement in the Nursing Club of Elmira College.
  • Professional Nurses of the Twin Tiers Leadership Award - A non-monetary awarded annually to a graduating senior who demonstrates leadership ability and lives in Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben or Tompkins counties or intends to practice in the area. The nurse education program faculty selects the recipient.
  • Rho Gamma Scholarship Award - A monetary award given annually to a Rho Gamma member who is a graduating senior nursing student who demonstrates scholarship and excellence in nursing. This award is selected by the nursing faculty.

Internships:

All nursing students complete a career-related internship at a hospital in the third term of the senior year. In addition, some students complete an internship at a hospital during the summer between the junior and senior year.


Career Opportunities:

Graduates from the program are eligible for any entry level position as a registered nurse.

Sal Magliocco '17

Sal Magliocco '17

Special Procedures Nurse at Buffalo General
Nursing

I loved everything about my experience at EC. I am thankful to have been able to play college hockey and study nursing at the same time. I don't think that would have been possible without the constant support I received from my professors, coaches and soon to be wife!