Jody Blankenship, Department Chair
Email address: NursingDepartment@alfredstate.edu
The demand for nurses with bachelor's degrees or higher has never been greater. In order to meet that need, Alfred State offers a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BS in Nursing). This upper-division completion program will enhance your knowledge and skills foundation to function more autonomously and interdependently in diverse, complex, and dynamic health care environments.
The program will serve as a solid academic foundation for advanced study in nursing. The BS in Nursing program is offered in an online format, providing flexibility and learning style choices for the adult student and working professional.
The graduate will be prepared to assume a leadership role in the health care delivery system using gained experience, research, and technology for evidence-based decision making. The baccalaureate graduate will be able to deliver, design, and coordinate care for a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds to improve client outcomes.
The core foundation nursing courses are arranged to increase the student's knowledge base and skill level for the expanded role as a baccalaureate-prepared practitioner.
A professional capstone course (NURS 8013) is required as a culminating educational experience of the BS in Nursing program. To further advance the student's knowledge base and skill level, there are clinical components integrated within the program.
Meeting the needs of registered nurses seeking a bachelor's degree, the BS in Nursing program is offered primarily as an online format. This provides flexibility and learning style choices for the adult student and working professional.
A computer with internet access, webcam, and Microsoft Office is required for the nursing program. Written work must be submitted in Word and APA format.
Students are permitted to repeat an upper-level (5000 or higher) nursing core course one time only. If a student is unsuccessful in the same nursing course twice, they will be unable to progress in the nursing program.
Bachelor-level students are expected to write at a BS level proficiency, using APA format. Writing proficiency, grammar, spelling, and APA formatting are all essential elements of every nursing course. Failure to write at a BS level may result in failure of nursing course work.
It is strongly recommended that clinical site affiliations are submitted at least two months prior to taking the course to ensure a clinical site agreement is in place. Clinical components will be required in the following courses:
The BS in nursing program can be taken entirely online, allowing the student to progress at their own pace. Articulation agreements are in place between multiple regional community colleges and Alfred State for the BS in Nursing program.
The completion rate for the May 2019 graduates is 76 percent.
Leadership, management, research, education, and practice opportunities exist in a variety of health care settings and institutions throughout New York State and the US.
Employment and continuing education rate of 100 percent – 100 percent are employed; 0 percent are continuing their education.
Admission to the BS in Nursing program requires graduation from an accredited or state-approved associate degree in nursing or certified diploma program in nursing, and plans to secure licensure as a registered professional nurse by completion of the first semester in the program. The minimum GPA requirement for admission is 2.00. The applicant's associate degree course work must include the following:
It is essential that students are able to fully participate, with or without a reasonable accommodation, in clinical caring for clients as assigned. Nursing students should be able to:
Students must have an active, unencumbered state license to progress into the second semester of BS in Nursing courses.
Students who believe they need a reasonable accommodation to properly participate in this program may contact Melanie Ryan in the Office of Accessibility Services. This office may be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 607-587-4506. Please keep in mind that some accommodations may take time to implement, so students seeking accommodations are encouraged to contact OAS as early as possible.
General Notes: A zero tolerance for incivility is in effect at Alfred State nursing. Furthermore, if a student's behavior compromises or threatens the health or safety of others, including clients, peers, faculty, and staff, the student may be denied enrollment or continuation in the program. A policy regarding chemical impairment is publicized to enrolled nursing students. Background checks may be required by affiliating agencies. Background checks will be at the expense of the student. Any costs associated with clinical would be the responsibility of the student. Nursing students are required to provide health related documentation or other requirements to the affiliating agencies. Student are permitted to repeat an upper-level (5000 or higher) nursing core course one time only. If a student is unsuccessful in any upper-level nursing course twice, they will be unable to progress in the nursing program. Bachelor-level students are expected to write at a BS level proficiency, using APA format. Writing proficiency, grammar, spelling, and APA formatting are all essential elements of every nursing course. Failure to write at a BS level may result in failure of nursing course work.
Articulation agreements are between multiple regional community colleges and Alfred State for the BS in Nursing program.
A tier 1 laptop computer is required for students entering this degree program. Laptop specifications are available at www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops.
TYPICAL TWO-YEAR UPPER-LEVEL COMPLETION PROGRAM
|NURS||8003||Informtcs&Tech App in Hlthcare||3|
|NURS||5003||Ethical Issues in Health Care||3|
|XXXX||xxx3||LAS Elective - Upper||3|
|MATH||2124||Statistical Methods & Analysis||4|
|NURS||xxx3||Nursing Elective - Upper||3|
|XXXX||xxx3||Liberal Arts Elective - Upper Level||3|
|XXXX||xxx3||GenEd (FA, FL, WC, or AH)||3|
RN license is required before proceeding into NURS 7004 Population Focused Care and NURS 8013 Professional Capstone.
|NURS||7004*||Population Focused Care in Com||4|
|XXXX||xxx3||LIberal Arts Elective - Upper||3|
|XXXX||xxx3||Liberal Arts Elective - Upper||3|
Be advised that a prior felony conviction may impede a student’s ability to participate in a required professional practice experience.
*Course has a 45-hour clinical immersion experience.
**See our nursing website for full disclosure documentation at www.alfredstate.edu/nursing