St. Elizabeth College of Nursing students have many opportunities to participate in social, cultural, spiritual, and community events within the greater Utica area throughout their college experience. Participation in these activities gives the student opportunities for growth in individual and group settings, to volunteer in the community, and a chance to participate in leadership, decision making, and other related skills.
All enrolled students are members of the Student Association. Within the Association, the Student Council and Class Officers are nominated and elected by their peers. Each year, all officers attend a mini workshop on leadership which includes learning about parliamentary procedure. As leaders, council members and officers serve to represent the College at various social events, and professional and community activities. These leaders actively participate on College committees and serve as role models for their peers.
Students are encouraged to join the New York State and National Student Nurses' Association, which offers workshops, conferences, scholarships, publications, product discounts and other programs and services.
Students are active members of select standing committees of the Faculty Organization, e.g. Information Literacy and Technology Committee and Campus Safety and Security Committee. Student members serve as liaisons between the faculty and the student body.
Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Free Campus
St. Elizabeth College of Nursing is a tobacco-free, alcohol-free and drug-free campus. The College reserves the right to perform random screening.
Services for Students with Special Needs
Students with disabilities may contact the designated Disabilities Services Coordinator (Dean of Academic Affairs) to discuss potential accommodations. Typical accommodations include extended time for testing in a quiet location, textbooks in an alternate format as well as identified needs determined by the disability. Accommodations are implemented to ensure compliance with American Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
The College of Nursing building is handicap accessible.
Student Learning Service
The faculty provides academic assistance to the students. Students may receive help with study skills, theory content and test taking strategies. The resource instructor meets with students by appointment and is available to both weekend and weekday students.
The Student Health Office is responsible for ensuring that all students at the St. Elizabeth College of Nursing are in compliance with the New York State Department of Health regulations. Annual reassessment is performed to ensure that the students are free from any health impairment that would be a potential risk to their patients or others, or interfere with the student's performance of his/her duties.
Students are expected to obtain and carry their own private health insurance. A Student Injury and Sickness Plan is available through the American College Student Association (ACSA).
Immunizations for Hepatitis B and influenza are strongly recommended and are available, at no cost, to all students.
An on campus counseling service is available by a qualified counselor.
The College of Nursing complex was completed in 1969. Students access the College using their photo ID badge. This secure entrance to the College provides the learner with a safe environment. The teaching center contains faculty offices, classrooms, nursing skills learning resource center, science and computer laboratories, library, and a large auditorium-style room.
The Recreation Room, located within the College, provides a relaxing atmosphere. Students taking courses at SUNYIT can enjoy the many benefits of student life, counseling services, gym, campus center, student health, library etc.. Visit www.sunyit.edu for more information.
Media Center/Computer Lab
The Media Center is fully equipped with modern computer hardware and software. Students utilize computer-assisted instruction in all courses and have access to the Media Center for independent projects and research work. Internet and wireless access is available to all students.
Classrooms feature state-of-the-art equipment including comfortable seating for interactive learning.
The science lab is located on the fourth floor of the education building where microbiology is taught by SUNYIT faculty. Laboratory facilities include 20 individual stations for students' use, featuring microscopes and other needed equipment for class experiments and practice.
Computer Resource Room
A resource room, located on the second floor, is equipped with 18 computers and is used to instruct students in computer, math, and writing skills.
Nancy A. Roman Nursing Resource Center
The Nursing Resource Center (Skills Lab) is located on the third floor of the education building. This center is used by freshmen and senior students to practice and develop essential psychomotor skills that promote the safe practice of nursing. Students can practice clinical skills in a spacious area that simulates a clinical unit, consisting of a central nurses' station that is surrounded by individual client care stations.
The library consists of a main reading room with comfortable tables and chairs, librarian's office, and quiet study rooms. The library has computers with Internet capability, further expanding search opportunities for students. The library offers a collection of volumes on professional and cultural subjects and maintains numerous subscriptions to professional medical and nursing journals. There is one full-time librarian whose hours are flexible according to student need.
In addition to the College library, students may use the facilities of SUNYIT, the Utica Public Library, other local community college libraries, St. Elizabeth Medical Center Library, and Utica Academy of Medicine Library.
The College does not have student living accommodations on its campus; however, students who wish to experience a "campus living environment" have an opportunity to live on campus at SUNYIT.
Career and Placement Services
Career and placement services are offered to students who seek employment opportunities while attending school by contacting the Nurse Recruiter. Senior nursing students seeking entry level positions as a graduate/registered nurse are made aware of available jobs within St. Elizabeth Medical Center http://www.stemc.org/career-opportunities/job-openings/nursing-opportunities.
A Career Center is located on the first floor of the College, equipped with computers for internat job searches, bulletin boards with notices of Job Fairs, employment opportunites, and continuing education offerings from a variety of local, state, and national institutions. Information regarding resume writing and interviewing skills is also provided and the Center provides career counseling and advisement on a weekly basis, as listed on the Career Center calendar.
Area employers are encouraged to send notices of job fairs and job openings to be posted on the Career Center at the College.
All graduates are encouraged to maintain ties with classmates and with the College by joining the St. Elizabeth College of Nursing Alumni Association. Through annual dues and fund-raising events, the Association funds special projects for the College of Nursing and provides scholarships for students.