Evening / Weekend Program

St. Elizabeth College of Nursing offers an evening/weekend nursing program in addition to the weekday program. It is designed to meet the needs of the adult learner who is unable to attend classes during the weekday hours. Adults 21 years of age and older, holding a high school diploma or equivalent, are eligible. Entrance requirements for the weekend candidate are the same as for the weekday applicant.

All classes are held at St. Elizabeth College of Nursing on Saturday and Sunday. Monday and Wednesday evening classes are held during select nursing courses. This program is designed for completion in three (3) academic years.

Clinical rotations are scheduled at St. Elizabeth Medical Center and other health care facilities on Saturday and Sunday. During most semesters, classes are in session twelve (12) weekends out of a fifteen (15) week semester. A complete schedule of classes and clinical experiences is given to students prior to the beginning of the semester so that appropriate arrangements can be made with their employers to adjust for weekend work obligations. During selected nursing courses, there are a limited number of clinical experiences that will be scheduled during the week. These days are scheduled in advance between the student and instructor. For advanced planning purposes for time off, refer to the following:

  • Freshmen Fall Semester: NUR116 (1 full day)
  • Senior Fall Semester: NUR 230 (1 full day for an off-site community experience), NUR 231 (1/2 day) afternoon to acquire ID badge at SUNY Upstate and (1 full day) for off-site community experience;
  • Senior Spring Semester: NUR 240 (60 hours preceptor experience). This is typically accomplished in a 12-hour shift format with some of these hours falling on a weekend rotation.

Evening / Weekend Curriculum Plan

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester Credits
BIO215 Anatomy & Physiology I* 4.0
ENG101 English I* 4.0
PSY100 Psychology* 4.0
Spring Semester Credits
BIO216 Anatomy & Physiology II* 4.0
SOC100 Sociology* 4.0
PSY220 Life Span Development* 4.0

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester Credits
NUR116 Fundamentals of Nursing 8.0
NUR141 Intro to Pharmacotherapy 2.0
BIO275 Microbiology* 4.0
Spring Semester Credits
NUR118 Concepts of Holistic Nursing I 8.0
NUR142 Caring Processes in Pharmacotherapy 2.0
Summer Semester Credits
NUR122 Clinical Practicum in Nursing 2.0

THIRD YEAR

Fall Semester Credits
NUR230 Nursing and Women's Health 4.0
NUR231 Nursing of the Childrearing Family 4.0
NUR243 Issues in Prof. Nursing Practice 1.0
Spring Semester Credits
NUR240 Medical-Surgical Nursing II 9.0
NUR244 Transition to Professional Practice 1.0
Nursing 41.0 Credits Total Credits
Arts & Sciences 28.0 Credits 69.0

*Courses taken through State University of New York Institute of Technology (SUNYIT)

  • A grade of "C" (2.0 quality points) is the minimum acceptable grade for transfer credit.
  • A limit of five years will apply to transfer credits in all science courses, however there is no limit on other general education courses.
  • Transfer course credits are not entered into the student's cummulative grade point average (GPA).
  • A student with acceptable transfer credits, must successfully complete 30 credit hours at St. Elizabeth College of Nursing, with a minimum of 24 credit hours in nursing to be eligible for graduation from our program.