(Content adapted from press release issued on April 4, 2014)
Utica College offers three different ways of obtaining a nursing degree: the traditional campus-based nursing program, bachelor of science in nursing for nurses already working in the field (RN-BS), and the accelerated second degree nursing (ASDN) program for those who have a bachelor’s degree in another discipline but have decided to pursue nursing.
For the first time, Utica College nursing students from all three programs have been honored with induction into the prestigious Sigma Theta Tau (STTI) honor society.
“To have students from each of our nursing programs inducted into STTI is truly a measure of excellence,” said Cathy Brownell, associate professor and chair of nursing at UC. “I couldn’t be more proud of our students and our professors.”
STTI membership is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing.
The following ASDN students were inducted:
- Carolyn Aldrich, Watertown, Conn.
- Melissa Pouliot, Camillus, N.Y.
- Vanessa Garcia, Syracuse, N.Y.
- Gabrielle Buczek, Rome, N.Y.
- Julie Osborne, Herkimer, N.Y.
STTI’s mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership and service. It has more than 130,000 active members in more than 85 countries.
UC’s ASDN program offers students with a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field the chance to finish nursing school in just 16 months. It balances online courses with hands-on clinical rotations throughout Central New York. The simulation lab in Syracuse features the same medical technology used at hospitals and other healthcare settings. The ASDN program is approved by the New York State Education Department.
For more information on how to get started in the accelerated nursing program, contact us today.