MVCC’s Nursing program earns continuing ACEN accreditation

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UTICA — Mohawk Valley Community College’s Nursing Associate in Applied Science degree program has earned continuing accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) for eight years, through Spring 2029, the maximum term, for achievement of quality and excellence in nursing education.

“This recognition comes as a result of the hard work and dedication of the faculty and staff to provide our students with the quality education to practice as a registered professional nurse,” said MVCC Dean of the School of Health Sciences Melissa Copperwheat, MS, RN.

MVCC’s Nursing program educates nurses at the associate level to practice in collaborative or leadership roles in hospitals as well as clinics, mental health facilities, and long-term care. Graduates receive an associate degree and are prepared to enter the workforce with confidence and compassion, and are eligible for the RN New York State licensing examination, the college said. Upon completion of the program and the RN licensure, graduates can get a job in nursing anywhere in the U.S., and are often sought-after by area and regional employers. Since 2018, graduates have had first-time licensure pass rates and job placement rates at greater than 93%, the college said.

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