Welcome to the Nursing Department

Welcome to the Nursing Department

Find your place in the ever-changing field of nursing.

At SJC Long Island, we prepare you to be future leaders in nursing. How? By providing a stimulating environment in which you can explore careers in today’s health care system.

A four-year program for anyone looking to enter the nursing field. A blended RN-BSN program maximizing the strength of registered nurses. A graduate program for those aspiring to an advanced practice professional nursing role. Whatever your choice, SJC Long Island has everything you need to succeed.

From freshmen to working adults, SJC's innovative courses prepare nursing students at the undergraduate, graduate and professional level.

Nurses are consistently in high demand, especially in New York, and St. Joseph’s prepares you for professional practice in traditional and unstructured health care settings. Start your journey here.

Learn about our undergraduate and graduate options

Nursing Four-Year Program
Your first step toward a rewarding career in nursing.

Nursing Four-Year Program

(For traditional undergraduate students.) The ways in which nurses were educated during the 20th century are no longer adequate for dealing with the realities of healthcare in today’s fast-paced, high-tech world of medicine. Many institutions now require registered nurses to hold a bachelor’s degree for this reason.

Given the increasing healthcare demands of our population, experts predict that, by 2020, the U.S. will need 1.2 million more professionally qualified nurses than our country is currently preparing. At St. Joseph’s College, our mission is to help curb that shortage by expanding our highly regarded RN-BSN program for professional nurses to offer a BSN program for undergraduates. 

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Nursing Blended RN to BSN
Maximizing the strengths of registered nurses.

Nursing Blended RN to BSN

Our program, which is strictly for registered nurses, focuses on nursing theory and the promotion, restoration and maintenance of health for clients, the development of critical thinking and decision-making skills, and the development of leadership skills appropriate to beginning professional practice.

As adult learners, nursing students have unique needs and are diverse in their experiential backgrounds. We promote self-directed learning, increasing the student’s existing professional knowledge base and facilitating change in professional role perceptions and behavior. 

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M.S. in Nursing, Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Prepare for advanced professional practices.

M.S. in Nursing, Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

This program is designed for registered nurses with a baccalaureate degree in nursing, and builds on the knowledge base and practical experience that prepares the student for advanced professional practices. In just seven semesters, our graduates are ready to become clinical nurse specialists.

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M.S. in Nursing, Nursing Education Concentration
Learn from highly credentialed faculty while becoming specialized in nursing education.

M.S. in Nursing, Nursing Education Concentration

This program is designed for registered nurses with a baccalaureate degree in nursing, and builds on the knowledge base and practical experience that prepares the student for advanced professional practices. In just seven semesters, our graduates are ready to assume teaching positions.

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M.S. in Nursing, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration
Expand your scope of practice.

M.S. in Nursing, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration

This 42-credit M.S. Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) program provides the theoretical and practical foundations for nurses to expand their scope of practice and to become leaders in their roles as advanced practice nurses. Graduates of the program will be prepared to deliver quality primary health care for adults across the age continuum: post-adolescent, adult, the older adult, and the frail elderly. 

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Erika SoriaErika Soria '19

“My mother inspired me to become a nurse. Through her passion to help those in need, dedication, and hard work she was able to pass down these characteristics to me.”

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Nursing Options That Work For You

Whether you want to work directly with patients or to help advance nursing education, we likely have a program for you. Gain experience from some of Long Island's top nursing instructors through hands-on teaching and research. There's never been a better time to become a nurse, and never a better time to study nursing at SJC.


Accreditation Information

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000)
www.acenursing.org

The Department of Nursing is also accredited by the New York State Education Department.