Nursing - B.S.
- Career oriented
- Develops critical thinking and professional growth
- Available online
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS) degree program at SUNY Canton is designed for registered nurses who want to continue their education for professional and personal development. Like all of SUNY Canton’s degree options, it is career oriented by design.
Students Will Learn
- Innovative and progressive healthcare concepts
- Accelerated leadership and management abilities
- Advanced aptitudes for patient relation and education
- Expanded critical thinking and targeted response skills
Graduates are prepared to seek advanced employment in hospitals, private physician practices, community clinics and agencies, research organizations, pharmaceutical firms, and academic institutions.
“Registered nurses recognize that our bachelor’s degree will help them to advance their careers and prepare them for a broader scope of nursing career options.”
- John Conklin, Nursing Professor
This program is a natural progression for nursing students and alumni who have already received their associate degree. Some health related professions pay for continuing education, so employers may pay a portion or all of the tuition for this advanced degree.
Convenience and Flexibility
The program is offered through SUNY Canton OnLine allowing lifestyles or work schedules to remain a top priority in each student’s life. The College’s highly successful Center for Excellence in Teaching and Online Learning offers all of the courses in a convenient and flexible format so RNs can achieve their advanced degrees in the most efficient way possible. Courses are offered in a self-paced environment with asynchronous responses. A student can participate in a course almost anytime from anywhere there is a connection to the internet.
Eyes on the Future
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.
Employment Outlook for Nursing
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.
Debra Backus, Ph.D, RN, CNE, NEA-BC