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School of Science, Technology and Health Studies

Dean: Joseph H. Bularzik
Phone: (315) 684-6079
Email: bularzjh@morrisville.edu

Clinical Practice

Clinical Practice

During clinical practice, nursing theory and experience in clinical settings are correlated in order to enhance a student's ability to develop critical thinking and clinical judgment skills related to clinical nursing practice. Students rotate through a variety of different health care agencies in order to broaden their experience in the nursing field.

After completing Fundamentals of Nursing IA (ADNR 105), students will have clinical experiences with the direct supervision and assistance of a nursing faculty member at various clinical facilities listed below.

Hospital and community sites for clinical practice are located in the cities of SyracuseUtica,OneidaNorwich and Cooperstown, as well as the neighboring communities of Hamilton, andMorrisville. Community observational experiences are also incorporated within the clinical experience.

The clinical ratio of students per faculty member never exceeds 7-8:1, providing for individual student attention and direction in the clinical setting.

Bus transportation is provided from campus to all clinical sites for a nominal fee. Students must provide their own transportation during the second half of the fourth semester during the "Transition into Practice" clinical experience. This experience is individualized for each senior student.

Clinical facility sites include:

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Admissions Requirements

Nursing is a competitive program that requires students to have a strong background in biology, chemistry and math. All applications are reviewed holistically for admission to the college. It is strongly suggested that SAT and/or ACT scores be submitted.

  • Minimum GPA: 2.75 for transfer students
  • Placement in MATH 102
  • NLN Pre-Admission test with a minimum composite score of 100 out of a possible 200
  • Students who were unsuccessful in other nursing programs may not eligible for admission. Students who do not meet the admission requirements for the Nursing program may be admitted to the Liberal Arts/Science curriculum. A minimum cumulative average of 2.75 is required for admission to Nursing. Students who desire to be enrolled on a full-time basis while completing prerequisite course work may be scheduled for the following suggested plan which may include six semesters for degree completion. These students will be advised by a Nursing Faculty member who can suggest coursework appropriate to the area of interest.
  • For complete admission information, contact the Admissions Department or view the program pages at morrisville.edu/nursingaas