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Nursing is not only a science — it’s an art. At Elmira, our nursing program students are driven to achieve their goals and are passionate about caring for others. You will complete rigorous academic coursework to enhance critical-thinking and clinical-reasoning skills. And beyond the classroom, you’ll gain clinical experience as early as sophomore year to build hands-on learning and prepare you for real-world problem-solving.
Students who complete the program in nursing will be able to:
Note: Learning goals are subject to regular review and revision.
When you earn your bachelor’s in nursing from Elmira, you’ll be eligible to enter the workforce as a registered nurse. Or you may choose to continue to graduate school to become a nurse practitioner, nurse educator, nurse anesthetist, or nurse administrator. Our emphasis on experiential learning means that whichever path you follow, you’ll be ready to pursue it with confidence.
In fact, all nursing students begin clinicals in their sophomore year and then complete a career-related internship at a hospital in the third term of the senior year. Some students also complete an internship at a hospital during the summer between the junior and senior years.
Graduates work in a variety of areas and specialties in hospitals including medical surgical, critical care, emergency nursing, obstetrics, pediatrics, and mental health. They also work in roles in community health agencies, clinics, schools, and businesses. Many graduates also pursue graduate degrees and work as managers, nurse practitioners, and nurse anesthetists.
All nursing students complete a comprehensive preceptorship in the last term of the seniors year. They spend 180 hours working directing with a registered nurses in a clinical area. This intense experience provides Elmira College students with the experience and confidence necessary to transition to their role as a registered nurse.
Many students also chose to participate in internships with hospitals in the summer of the junior year.
The baccalaureate nursing program at Elmira College is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Read more information about this program from the ACEN.
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When you earn a nursing bachelor’s degree at Elmira, you’ll build a foundation in nursing-related sciences and develop your critical-thinking, clinical-reasoning, and leadership skills to excel in a professional setting. You’ll also be exposed to a variety of nursing specialities and participate in hands-on clinical learning.
The nursing faculty at Elmira are committed to helping you become the best nursing professional you can be.
Do you have questions about the Nursing program? Please contact us.