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SUNY Poly/SECON Dual Degree (1+2+1) Program – Effective Fall 2019 Cohort

Earn Two Nursing Degrees in Four Years!

Join our unique partnership between St. Elizabeth College of Nursing (SECON) in Utica, N.Y. and the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) in Marcy, N.Y.

St. Elizabeth College of Nursing - The best preparation to work in today's healthcare environment, with a one-to-one relationship with faculty and the most extensive clinical experience (60o + clinical hours) available in a nursing program today.

SUNY Poly - Technologically sophisticated classrooms and laboratories, paired with personal mentoring from faculty and staff. A full range of recreational and extracurricular activities on the most beautiful campus in the SUNY system.

Here's How

  • Each programs does what they do best
  • Year 1 – at SUNY POLY taking courses to satisfy both degrees
  • Year 2 – at SECON – completing pre-licensure coursework – and taking courses at Poly
  • Year 3-completing courses at SECON, qualifying to take NCLEX, graduate with AAS
  • Year 4 – Complete BS at SUNY Poly earn BS with major in nursing


  • Single admission process to both institutions
  • Guaranteed seat in SECON if meet all criteria
  • Two Degrees in 4 years – may begin working as RN after Year 3, when you earn your AAS and pass the NCLEX to become licensed
  • Able to live on SUNY Poly campus all 4 years
  • Academic and Financial Aid Advisers on both campuses


Fall Semester                                                                                                                                           Credits
BIO215 Anatomy & Physiology I 4.0
ENG101 Freshman Composition 4.0
  General Education 4.0
  General Education 4.0
FYS101 Nursing Seminar 1.0
Spring Semester                                                                                                                                     Credits
BIO216 Anatomy & Physiology II 4.0
ANT Cultural Anthropology 4.0
STATS100 Intro to Stats 4.0
COM308 Analytical & Research Writing 4.0


Fall Semester                                                                                                                                          Credits
NUR116 Fundamentals of Nursing 8.0
NUR141 Intro to Pharmacotherapy 2.0
PSY100 Principles of Psychology 4.0
BIO250 Health Care Genetics                                                        4.0
Spring Semester                                                                                                                                    Credits
NUR118 Concepts of Holistic Nursing I 8.0
NUR142 Caring Processes in Pharmacotherapy 2.0
BIO275 Microbiology 4.0
Summer Semester                                                                                                                                Credits
NUR122 Clinical Practicum in Nursing 2.0
NUR300 Transitions - Bridge to BS Education 2.0


Fall Semester                                                                                                                                         Credits
NUR232 Care of the Childrearing Family 7.0
NUR233 Issues in Professional Nursing Practice 2.0
NUR313 Theoretical Bases for Professional Nursing 4.0
PSY220 Life-Span Developmental Psychology 4.0
Spring Semester                                                                                                                                   Credits
NUR240 Concepts of Holistic Nursing II 9.0
NUR244 Transition to Professional Practice 1.0
SOC100 Introductory Sociology 4.0
NUR314 Comp. Health Assessment 3.0
Summer Semester
*32 Nursing credits transfer into SUNY Poly upon matriculation into BS nursing program


Fall Semester                                                                                                                                         Credits
BIO350 Advanced Physiology 4.0
NUR444 Transformational Leadership 4.0
NUR390 Nursing Research 3.0
  General Elective (Nursing or non-Nursing) 4.0
Spring Semester                                                                                                                                   Credits
NUR475 Public Health Nursing Science (90 clinical hours requirement) 6.0
NUR478 Care Management 3.0
NUR490 Culminating Seminar 3.0

*32 credits in nursing are transferred from SECON. NUR 233 & NUR 244 will be transferred in as the equivalent of NUR 344.

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