SUNY Polytechnic Institute has shown again that it is in the vanguard when it comes to higher education.
Its online Family Nurse Practitioner MSN (master’s of science degree in nursing) Program has been ranked eighth in the U.S. by RegisteredNursing.org
The organization listed SUNY Poly in its “top ten” chart with other public and private higher education institutions throughout the country, it was announced.
The ranking noted the SUNY Poly program “offers students a hybrid pathway to their nursing career goals…With most coursework offered online, students are able to complete their FNP (family nurse practitioner) education in a convenient and flexible manner.” The description also highlights how on-campus visits decrease as the program advances and how, significantly, the 45 credit-hour program includes 800 hours of clinical practice, SUNY Poly added.
The methodology for the organization’s ranking includes data from NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination.)
SUNY Poly interim President Grace Wang noted: “I am thrilled to witness the success of SUNY Poly’s Family Nurse Practitioner program and its national recognition for not only providing incredible value, but also for the convenience it offers non-traditional students who can complete the coursework around their schedule.”
SUNY Poly, which has a long history under various names, is a credit to the educational institutions which our region has to offer. With campuses in Marcy and Albany, it is a bargain for our local students in terms of tuition, geographic coverage and program length.