St. Elizabeth College of Nursing

About Us


St. Elizabeth College of Nursing is a single purpose, non-profit college founded in 1904.

We offer an Associate's Degree in Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing with curriculum plans designed to meet your educational needs. Our programs provide the best preparation to work in today's health care environment, a one to one relationship with faculty, experience with top of the line technology and the most extensive hands-on clinical experience available in a nursing program today!

2215 Genesee Street, Utica, New York 13501

General Info: (315) 801-8253
Financial Aid: (315) 801-8206
Admissions: (315) 801-8253

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Campus and Location

St. Elizabeth's campus is located in Utica, New York within the scenic Mohawk Valley. At the foot of the Adirondack Mountains, the College is approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 45 miles east of Syracuse. Students can enjoy the local area landmarks such as the Stanley Theater, Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute, Barge Canal Trails, FX Matt Brewery and much more.

Our Students and Faculty

Our student enrollment is approximately 200 each academic year. With 19 faculty members, the student-faculty ratio is 10:1 and the average class size is 35 - 80 students depending on the nursing courses. The combination of small classes, and one to one relationship with their faculty advisor, creates an ideal learning environment.

Career & Continuing Education Opportunities

The Mohawk Valley region offers a variety of nursing positions in acute office and long-term care. Continuing educational opportunities exist within the community for those wishing to pursue advance practice nursing degrees.

Costs & Financial Aid

Estimated costs for the two-year program is under $38,000.00. This includes tuition, fees, uniforms and required textbooks. 95% of our students receive some form of financial aid

Clinical Experiences

St. Elizabeth College of Nursing provides each student the ability to complete 630 clinical hours.

Each clinical experience is specifically tailored to meet the objectives of each course throughout the curriculum.

The majority of these hours, spread throughout each semester, include medical-surgical nursing. This experience occurs at the St. Elizabeth campus of Mohawk Valley Health Systems (MVHS).

Both the Faxton-St. Luke's and St. Elizabeth's campuses of MVHS are utilized for the psychiatric nursing clinical component in the second semester.

The third semester includes the specialties of pediatric and obstetrical nursing. The Faxton-St. Luke's campus of MVHS is the clinical site used for clinical experiences for obstetrics. Pediatric nursing experiences occur at Golisano Children's Hospital in Syracuse, NY.

Each student is required to make arrangements for transportation to and from each clinical site. Students are reimbursed for parking while at Golisano Children's Hospital in Syracuse, pending submission of parking receipts to the financial aid office at the end of the clinical rotation. Students are expected to pay for meals, transportation, and any housing requirements chosen (if needed) during clinical experiences.

Throughout the curriculum, in addition to the clinical units aforementioned, students are provided the opportunity to attend scheduled clinical experiences in the community to assist in meeting objectives of the curriculum. These sites include, but are not limited to outpatient clinics, long term care facilities, outpatient adult day care settings, and physician offices.

All students must comply with the conditions of the clinical host agency. These conditions may include federal background checks, health requirements, mandatory vaccines and confidentiality restrictions. Failure to comply, may result in a student's ability to participate in a clinical rotation and meet program requirements.

Library Services

The library consists of a main reading room with comfortable tables and chairs, librarian's office, and two (2) 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 at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, the Utica Public Library, other local community college libraries, and St. Elizabeth Medical Center Library.

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