SUNY Plattsburgh Nursing School Review

The State University of New York at Plattsburgh (SUNY Plattsburgh, PSU) is a four-year liberal arts college with over 6,000 students. Both undergraduate and graduate programs are offered. There are over 400 international students who attend Plattsburgh with 71 different countries represented. The university offers small classes and a beautiful campus in a rural area that is safe and small enough so that students can easily walk from building to building. There is another branch of the college in Queensbury. Plattsburgh offers over 60 affordable degree programs, including a Bachelor of Science in nursing.

Nursing Programs

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nursing

PSU (Plattsburgh State University) offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) in nursing that requires 120 credits in order to graduate. BS students begin their studies by completing the prerequisite courses of chemistry, psychology, composition, sociology, and other liberal arts and science classes. As the program progresses, they begin nursing courses in the second year of studies. A substantial number of hours are spent gaining clinical experience, a time when students work as student nursing in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare settings. The practice their skills in the Damianos Nursing Skills Laboratory where state-of-the-art learning equipment prepares them for experiences that they may encounter while working as a Registered Nurse (RN). Most of the clinical experience that students have while at Plattsburgh takes place at the Champlain Valley Medical Center. Students also gain experience by working at the Clinton County Health Department where they provide wellness care to children and adults. After completing all of the liberal arts and nursing courses, plus the required clinical experience, students qualify to take the NCLEX-RN exam for licensure as Registered Nurses.

There are many activities for nursing students who reside on campus. Plattsburgh is located in Upstate New York not far from Montreal. Students can enjoy the restaurants, shopping, and see a movie in Plattsburgh or they may want to visit Olympic village in Lake Placid. There are also many clubs and activities on campus for students. Admission to the college requires that students have a strong college preparatory background and a Regents diploma. Although this diploma is not required, it is preferred. Applicants should have an average grade of B or better in their high school studies and good SAT or ACT scores.

RN to BS Online Program

The Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science degree in nursing is a program at SUNY Plattsburgh that is available online. Students may use some or many of the credits that they earned while working on their associate degree to pursue a bachelor’s degree. This enables them to advance in their nursing career or to enter a graduate program for more education as a specialist. The online program is very convenient and helpful to RNs who want to earn their BS because they can choose to study when it is convenient for their personal and work schedules. Applicants to the program must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in their associate degree studies, and they must earn at least a C in all required nursing courses to continue in the program. Clinical experience is a large portion of the program that is completed after much of the online coursework is finished.

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