Accreditations/Affiliations

Accreditation Status

Since 2005, St. Elizabeth College of Nursing has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267) 284-5000. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. (Continuing accreditation through 2028)

Since February 2005, The Associate Degree nursing program at St. Elizabeth College of Nursing, located in Utica, New York is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30325 (404) 975-5000. (Continuing accreditation through 2026)

St. Elizabeth College of Nursing is registered by The University of the State of New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, 89 Washington Avenue, 2nd floor, West Wing, Albany, NY 12234 (518) 474-3817.

Prospective students and enrolled students are encouraged to contact college representatives to resolve any complaints or concerns.  If the issue is not resolved at that level, students or prospective students may refer the issue to any of the accrediting agencies of St. Elizabeth College of Nursing.

Affiliation Status

An affiliation agreement exists between St. Elizabeth College of Nursing (SECON) and the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) whereby SUNY Poly provides educational services to St. Elizabeth students. These services include instruction in selected disciplines, student services, library and media services, and access to campus facilities. The courses are taught by SUNY Poly faculty in relationship to the total curriculum at St. Elizabeth College of Nursing.

A joint admissions agreement between SECON and SUNY Poly guarantees student admission in the Bachelor of Science Degree (BS) nursing program at SUNY Poly, provided the student completes the Associate Degree Nursing Program at SECON and meets the criteria for admission outlined in the joint agreement. The program requirements for the BS Degree at SUNY Poly will be those in effect at the time of the student's final semester at SECON.

St. Elizabeth College of Nursing/SUNY Polytechnic Institute – Dual Degree (1+2+1) Partnership

A joint partnership agreement also exists between St. Elizabeth College of Nursing (SECON) and SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) to give students the opportunity to earn two degrees in four years: an AAS degree from SECON and a BS from SUNY Poly. As a student of SUNY Poly (years 1 and 4), a strong educational framework is achieved. The student becomes enrolled at SECON (years 2 and 3) and receives extensive nursing theory and 630 clinical hours.

Articulation Agreements for A.D. Transition

  • Herkimer College, Herkimer, New York

Articulation Agreements for BS

  • State University of New York Polytechnic Institute, Utica, New York 
  • Excelsior College, Albany, New York
  • Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York

St. Elizabeth College of Nursing is registered by the University of the State of New York, State Education Department, Office of the Professions to award an Associates Degree in Applied Science of Nursing. The program meets the licensure requirements for all applicants residing in New York State. St. Elizabeth College of Nursing has not made a determination of each state's requirements for licensure. Those individuals residing in state's other than New York shall receive individual notification regarding licensure requirements. For more information https://www.ncsbn.org/14730.htm.