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SUNY Canton Receives Approval for Four-Year Nursing Degree

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

SUNY Canton has received approval to offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

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Students working in SUNY Canton's newly renovated nursing lab.

The College’s Admissions Office will begin reviewing applications for acceptance immediately for courses beginning in the Fall 2009 Semester. The program will be a natural progression for nursing students that have received their associate degree. The third and fourth years of the program will be available entirely online.

“The approval of this program has been highly anticipated by our students, alumni and members of our nursing community,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “It was created with the convenience and flexibility that is the hallmark of all our online courses and degrees. Registered nurses with associate degrees, many of whom have work and family obligations, will now be able to return to their studies to obtain a bachelor’s degree online.”

The new nursing program is the College’s first bachelor of science degree program and the College’s 16th bachelor’s degree overall. New York State Gov. David A. Patterson signed a master plan amendment that allows the College to offer the bachelor of science degree in addition to its existing bachelor of technology degrees.

Nursing Lab

“Year after year, we see a tremendous interest and enrollment in our nursing program,” said Nursing Program Director John F. Conklin. “Registered nurses recognize that a bachelor’s degree will help them to advance their careers and prepare them for a broader scope of nursing career options. Often, they can use their employer’s tuition reimbursement programs to subsidize or completely pay for their advanced degree.”

The nursing program typically sees the majority of its students gain successful employment immediately following graduation. The SUNY Canton Office of Career Services indicates that 100 percent of the 2008 graduating class of nurses were either employed or continuing their education within six months of graduating.

“This program seamlessly connects with our two-year degree,” noted Peggy LaFrance, an associate professor of nursing. “Students will continue to learn how to creatively solve complex health related problems, while applying concepts of leadership and management within the nursing profession.”

This program was created in part to help meet the demand for more advanced trained nurses amidst a nation-wide professional health care shortage. Employment of registered nurses is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2020 according to the Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. Registered nurses are projected to generate 587,000 new jobs, among the largest number of new jobs for any occupation.

The Bachelor of Science Nursing program is offered exclusively through SUNY Canton OnLine, the highly successful Internet branch of the College. Courses are offered in a partially self-guided, self-paced environment with asynchronous responses, meaning a student can participate in a course almost anytime from anywhere there is a connection to the World Wide Web.

The College also has plans to add an upcoming one-year Licensed Practical Nursing certificate program in the future. The proposal for that program is pending further state approval. When it is approved, students can enter a complete ladder curriculum that will lead them from a one-year certificate to a four-year degree within the nursing program.

For more information view the Nursing B.S. webpage.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The College’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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SUNY Canton Summer Enrollment Hits Record High

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

SUNY Canton has hit an all-time summer enrollment high already and the college is continuing to accept students for two more sessions slated to begin on June 25 and July 30.

“We’ve had 715 students enroll in classes so far,” noted SUNY Canton Interim Provost Pauline A. Graveline. “Nearly 75 percent of students (more than 530 students) are joining the college through SUNY Canton Online.”

Last year’s Summer Session saw 469 students with 363 enrolled in online courses. Summer Session 2005 totaled 385 students with 205 taking online courses.

The next on-campus and online classes begin Monday, June 25, and the final summer session begins Monday, July 30. For a complete listing of classes and other information, visit www.canton.edu/summer_school.

The tremendous growth in SUNY Canton OnLine, or SUNY Canton OL, has been remarkable. “Each semester we are seeing more and more students enroll in online classes from all over the world,” said Director of OnLine Education Molly A. Mott. “Much of this growth can be attributed to wonderful faculty members who are presenting interesting courses with in-demand topics in a cutting-edge format.”

Register online for classes online at www.canton.edu or by calling the SUNY Canton Student Service Center at 315-386-7616.

 

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SUNY Canton and Moscow State to Expand Relations

Monday, June 4th, 2007

Several academic administrators from Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) in Russia recently visited SUNY Canton to build upon the strengths of the two colleges’ dual degree program.

“We are looking to create a deeper partnership and expand upon our existing programs,” noted Pauline A. Graveline, School of Liberal Studies and Support Services Dean. “We are finding that many possibilities for academic development and professional development, and overall collegiate expansion exist through SUNY Canton OnLine.”

Approximately two years ago, SUNY Canton was the first college within the State University of New York system to implement a dual degree program with Moscow State University. “Realizing the tremendous opportunities that our agreement affords students at Moscow State University, college administrators and educators from Russia are seeking to develop more dual degree programs with other colleges within SUNY, as well as with SUNY Canton,” said Provost Jeremy D. Brown.

The collected college officials, which included several faculty members who teach or participate in SUNY Canton OnLine courses, discussed several key areas of growth, including:

  • Creating courses or clusters of programs leading to certificates for students.
  • Professional training workshops for professionals at both colleges, delivered either face-to-face, or through video conferences.
  • Expanded training seminars for faculty members from both colleges to aid in online course development.
  • Developing courses for SUNY Canton students presented by International Scholars.
  • Continuing summer programs that offer immersion into English speaking homes and communities, while earning college credit.

SUNYIT School of Business Dean Stephen J. Havlovic also discussed expanding the Master of Business Administration program, so students at MSU who are enrolled in SUNY Canton’s Financial Services program can seamlessly earn their master’s degree. “We strive to present every opportunity available to our students, regardless of their geographic location,” said Brown.

The dignitaries and faculty members who visited the college included:

  • Alexander Mikhialev, Vice Rector for Distance Learning
  • Alexander Lukshin, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics at MSU
  • Petr Vrzheshch, Vice Rector for Science and Development from MSU
  • John Ryder, Director of International Programs from the State University of New York
  • Olga Zinovieva, Director the State University of New York Moscow Office of International Programs

SUNY Canton OnLine is one of the fastest growing sections of SUNY Canton and is open to students on-campus, in addition to those who live in a different state, or country.

 

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Online Explosion Highlights SUNY Canton Summer Course Offerings

Monday, April 16th, 2007

An extraordinary increase in the number of online courses highlights the upcoming Summer Session at SUNY Canton. Registration for courses begins this Monday, April 16.

Fifty-five online courses are being offered through SUNY Canton Online, also known as SUNY Canton OL, and 27 courses are available in classrooms on campus. Additionally, the college will be offering a Pain Management course at its Dental Hygiene facility in Rome, N.Y.

A record number of almost 500 students participated in last year’s Summer Session. SUNY Canton officials anticipate that number will be topped again this year.

“We’re simply responding to the incredible demand for our online courses,” said SUNY Canton Provost Jeremy D. Brown. “We’ve increased the number of online summer offerings from 20 in 2005, and 30 last year, to 55 this summer. We had record highs in enrollment last summer and this past Winterterm, and we anticipate another new high this summer.”

Last summer, SUNY Canton offered a total of 42 summer courses. This year, that total has nearly doubled to 83, according to Pauline A. Graveline, Dean of the School of Liberal Studies and Support Services. She added that approximately 75 percent of last summer’s students were enrolled in online courses.

“The flexibility, convenience, and accessibility of our online courses continue to attract large numbers of students,” Graveline said. “It really represents our belief that the SUNY Canton Online brand is very popular and synonymous with quality in distance learning.”

Courses being offered for the first time this summer include: Spanish I and II, Structural Mechanics, Passive Solar Building, Early Childhood’s Issues and Policies in Early Care and Education, and a number of first time special topic courses in Humanities and Criminal Justice. A course expected to generate local interest is Adirondacks: Life and Literature.

There are also a series of workshops offered as professional development and training opportunities for early care and education providers, teachers, staff, and students.

Graveline added that last summer and this winter both saw a significant increase in the number of non-SUNY Canton or non-matriculated students.

“The online environment eliminates distance constraints,” said Graveline. “Students can take SUNY Canton courses without interfering with jobs, vacations, or other summer plans.”

Information on Summer Session can be found at www.canton.edu.

 

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SUNY Canton Formalizes Gillette Agreement

Friday, March 30th, 2007
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OFFICIAL AGREEMENT – From (l to r) SUNY Canton Provost Jeremy D. Brown and Gillette College President Kevin Drumm shake hands after signing the official agreement allowing Wyoming students to obtain a SUNY Canton Bachelor’s degree. Each was wearing a hat from the other’s college.

SUNY Canton Provost Jeremy Brown and Gillette College President Kevin Drumm recently made the agreement between the two colleges official. The agreement makes it possible for Wyoming students to obtain bachelor’s degrees without having to leave their home state or even their hometown.

“We had several productive meetings in Gillette and were overwhelmed by their wonderful hospitality,” Brown said. “They’re excited about being able to offer our SUNY Canton Online programs in Law Enforcement Leadership and Management, and Technology Management for the Fall 2007 Semester.”

The agreement will allow two-year students enrolled at Gillette College the ability to obtain baccalaureate degrees via SUNY Canton OnLine (SUNY Canton OL), through distance learning video technologies, from Gillette Campus faculty, or through a combination of the three methods. SUNY Canton currently has 13 bachelor’s degree programs, most of which are available online. The college’s continued growth and online expansion prompted the college to form SUNY Canton OL to exclusively serve students who wish to obtain a degree via the Internet.

 

“While in Gillette we met with the city’s police department as well as the sheriff’s department,” said Brown. “The officers in both of those departments seemed very interested in enrolling online and becoming SUNY Canton students.”

Gillette College recently announced its first sports program with the formation of a rodeo team that will begin competition this fall. “We met with Rodeo Coach Will LaDuke and let him know we were looking forward to one of our future students becoming a member of his team,” Brown added.

BroncoSUNY Canton officials joining Brown in Gillette were Canino School of Engineering Technology Dean David Wells, School of Business and Public Service Interim Dean Karen Spellacy, Admissions Counselor Rebecca Armstrong, and Director of Public Relations Randy Sieminski. SUNY Canton has similar agreements with colleges in Russia, Japan, Massachusetts, and a number of other colleges in New York.

Gillette College is part of the Northern Wyoming Community College District and offers outreach programs in several counties. Gillette College offers associate of arts, associate of science, and associate of applied science degrees, certificate programs, and program tracks that prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university. Gillette College is run by Dean Paul Young, who will be joining his SUNY Canton counterparts for the official announcement.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 65 courses online each semester. The college will be moving to a four-year athletic program in the Fall 2007 semester.

 

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SUNY Canton Heads West to Welcome Wyoming

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

Soon, a Wyoming resident will travel to SUNY Canton to celebrate their graduation ceremony, and yet it might be the first time they ever step foot in the Empire State.

A recent agreement between college officials from SUNY Canton and Gillette College makes it possible for Wyoming students to obtain bachelor’s degrees without having to leave their home state or even their hometown. Several SUNY Canton officials are in Gillette for a formal announcement on Thursday March 8.

“We are ready to start offering our four-year degrees to Gillette College students in Law Enforcement Leadership and Management, and Technology Management for the Fall 2007 Semester,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “We believe our colleagues at Gillette College share the same educational values as we do and are ready to move into a new age of education.”

The agreement will allow two-year students enrolled at Gillette College the ability to obtain baccalaureate degrees via SUNY Canton OnLine (SUNY Canton OL), through distance learning video technologies, from Gillette Campus faculty, or through a combination of the three methods. SUNY Canton currently has 13 bachelor’s degree programs, most of which are available online. The college’s continued growth and online expansion prompted the college to form SUNY Canton OL to exclusively serve students who wish to obtain a degree via the Internet.

“Recent additions and upgrades to SUNY Canton’s video distance learning technologies and Internet upgrades have made it possible for seamless in-class participation, despite geographic differences,” said SUNY Canton Provost Jeremy D. Brown. “With these additions we have been able to build on our extremely successful online and distance learning programs.”

Brown is in Gillette, Wyo., this week with Canino School of Engineering Technology Dean David Wells, School of Business and Public Service Interim Dean Karen Spellacy, Admissions Counselor Rebecca Armstrong, and Director of Public Relations Randy Sieminski. SUNY Canton has similar agreements with colleges in Russia, Japan, Massachusetts, and a number of other colleges in New York.

Gillette College is operated by Sheridan College through the Northern Wyoming Community College District and offers outreach programs in several counties. Gillette College offers associate of arts, associate of science, and associate of applied science degrees, certificate programs, and program tracks that prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university. Gillette College is run by Dean Paul Young, who will be joining his SUNY Canton counterparts for the official announcement.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to work with people from locations around the world,” Young said in a past interview. “You can go to Princeton and not get that type of experience, and we’ll have it right here in Gillette.”

 

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