The impending shortage of practitioners and current critical shortage of educators is leading to multiple options for those interested in the nursing profession. Jobs are available nationwide in a wide range of settings, usually with excellent salaries and opportunities for growth. At Alfred State, we are preparing students to be designers, coordinators, and managers of health care. Our students graduate as leaders contributing to the advancement of health care and the profession itself. The Nursing Department offers both an associate degree nursing program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and an online bachelor’s degree program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
The associate degree is designed to prepare individuals to become registered nurses (RNs). Students of this program become eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensing exam and receive excellent clinical preparation in a variety of settings.
Alfred State nursing AAS graduates may enter directly into the Alfred State bachelor's degree program in nursing. This program can be completed full-time in two years or part-time as the student desires. The upper-level nursing courses are offered in an online format and include nursing, science, and liberal arts courses, primarily.
Foster the development and growth of professional nurses in a rural environment. Nursing practice exhibits compassion, caring, and lifelong learning.