Finger Lakes Health




Our  web enhanced academic curriculum fosters the development of individuals to deliver quality, holistic healthcare in a healing and caring way while emphasizing the individual's responsibility to  professional and personal lifelong learning. In keeping with the philosophy that nursing is an art and a science, our students graduate with a sound base of empirical knowledge gained through general education courses as well as theoretical nursing knowledge that enables them to incorporate critical thinking into professional practice guided by research.  The graduate learns to practice utilizing the five "C"s:  commitment, competence, clarity, confidence and collaboration.

Our faculty is integral to our academic strength. They are experienced professional registered nurses who have achieved higher education by advanced degrees and national certifications. They are committed to student learning and maintaining the high academic standards.  Students are attracted to the College of Nursing because of the small classroom size, faculty to student ratios, and flexibility of the nursing program.

The Curriculum

To receive an Associate in Applied Science degree in New York State, students must earn at least 60 college credits.  At the Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing, the student will earned 65 credits: 38 in specialized nursing courses and 27 in liberal arts and sciences.  Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC), our educational partner, provides the liberal arts and sciences courses at the Geneva Extension Center and Main Campus.  Prior completion of the liberal arts and sciences component is always encouraged but is not required for admission to the program.

Clinical Component
Students complete a total of 180 clinical hours in every semester with the exception of semester one which contains 135 clinical hours.  Each student rotates through various clinical areas including but not limited to the emergency room, operating room, long term care, medical/surgical units, family birth, inpatient mental health and intensive care. Clinical experiences begin within 2 weeks of the first semester. The combination of classroom and clinical content prepares the student to successfully complete the program outcomes which includes the National League of Nursing Educational Competencies for Associate Degree Programs.

First Year-First Semester  # of Credits
 BIO 171          Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab 4
 PSY 100          Introduction to Psychology 3  
 ENG 101         Freshman English 3
 NU 100           Nursing Science I 8
NU 102            Nursing Technology 1
 First Year-Second Semester  # of Credits
 BIO 172          Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab 4
 PSY 200          Developmental Psychology 3
 NU 101           Nursing Science II 9
 Second Year-First Semester  # of Credits
 BIO 230          Microbiology 4
 SOC 100         Introductory Sociology 3
 NU 200           Nursing Science III 9
 Second Year-Second Semester   # of Credits
 ENG 102         Introduction to Literature 3
 NU 201           Nursing Science IV 9
 NU 202           Nursing as a Profession 2
 Total Credits      65

Please call the Admissions Office with questions regarding transfer credits


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