Keuka College Nursing Program Review

Keuka College (KC) is located in a rural area in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. It is a four-year residential independent college with a low student-faculty radio of 14:1. Around 2,000 students are enrolled at Keuka. There is an undergraduate and a graduate nursing program available at Keuka.

The undergraduate nursing program is only for Registered Nurses (RNs) who already have an associate degree in nursing, and not for students who have not yet earned a degree in nursing. The courses are offered at various hospitals and medical centers in New York so that working RNs do not need to travel to Keuka Park for classes.

Nursing Programs

RN to BSN Program (Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nursing)

This nursing program is designed for adults who are Registered Nurses (RNs) with work experience in the nursing profession. Most of the courses in the program are related to the RNs current workload and patient care. Those admitted to the program must have an associate degree and want to advance their careers in their profession. By obtaining a bachelor’s degree in nursing, the RN is qualified to work in management positions in hospitals, clinics, and in public health facilities. After graduating from this program, RNs are ready to work in community health, military health, and in acute care, specialties, outpatient medicine, and other areas of healthcare.

Keuka College offers the courses for the Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science (BS) nursing program in many different locations around New York State. Some of these are Rochester General Hospital in Rochester, St. Joseph’s College of nursing in Syracuse, and United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. There are many more locations as well. RNs must complete the curriculum of 13 courses that amount to 34 credits. Classes meet one weeknight each week for four hours. It is also required that students spend around 5 to 8 extra hours outside of class for completing case studies, assignments, group work, online discussions, and to complete readings. The required nursing courses are Integrative Studies II: Adult Learning Theory and Practice, Nursing History, Professional Development, Nursing Research, Health Assessment, Genetics in Nursing, and Family Health Nursing. Other required courses are Epidemiology, Community Health Nursing, Business Planning for Health Care, Nursing Leadership, Professional Practice Issues, and Senior Field Period.

Master of Science (MS) in Nursing

The Master of Science (MS) degree in nursing offered at Keuka College is focused on preparing graduate-level nurses to teach nursing courses to others. There is currently a shortage of nurse educators in the U.S. Students develop instruction plans, evaluate ways of assessing learning needs, and complete courses in this specialty learning program. The locations where courses are offered are in Elmira at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, in Victor at the FLCC-Victor Campus Center, in Syracuse at the Onondaga Community College, and in Binghamton at Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital.

Twelve courses totaling 37 credits are required to earn this degree. Students meet one weeknight each week for four hours. An additional 8 to 12 hours are required for reading and to complete assignments, group work, online discussions, and case studies. The courses are Issues and Trends in Leadership and Management I, Nursing Theory and Research, Advanced Health Assessment, Nursing Informatics, Issues and Trends in Leadership and Management II, and Advanced Pathophysiology/Pharmacology I and II. The other required courses are Philosophy and Theories of Teaching and Learning, Teaching and Learning Environments and Governance, Teaching and Learning Methods, Education Internship, and Professional Seminar/Capstone. Once the 37 credits are earned and clinical experience has been completed, the student may graduate and receive a Master of Science (MS) in Nursing. Those with this level of education are often able to find jobs teaching at community colleges or nursing schools.

Keuka College
141 Central Avenue,
Keuka Park, New York 14478
(315) 279-5000