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The Program

ACEN Accredited

The Nursing program at Cayuga Community College prepares the student for entry into the profession of Nursing. Upon graduation, graduates receive the Associate in Applied Science degree in Nursing and are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The overall passing rate for Cayuga nursing graduates exceeds state and national averages.

With a balance of courses in general education and nursing, the curriculum includes the theoretical knowledge and clinical practice needed to provide nursing care for individuals throughout the life span. Learning experiences take place in the classroom, nursing laboratory, and a variety of clinical settings.

Employment opportunities for entry-level graduates include hospitals, ambulatory care, skilled nursing facilities, and community agencies.



Cayuga’s Nursing program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000. Visit


Nursing Information Sessions

We invite you to join us for our informational sessions. You will have the opportunity to meet personally with faculty, students and admission representatives. Learn about our exceptional nursing programs at the Auburn and Fulton campuses.

Campus Date Time Location
Auburn Campus Monday, October 5, 2015 4:00 pm Student Lounge
  Monday, December 7, 2015 4:00 pm Student Lounge
  Monday, April 11, 2016 4:00 pm Student Lounge
  Monday, June 13, 2016 1:00 pm Student Lounge
  Friday, August 26, 2016 1:00 pm Student Lounge
(embedded into college orientation)
Fulton Campus Monday, November 9, 2015 4:00 pm F-167
  Monday, May 2, 2016 4:00 pm F-167
  Thursday, August 25, 2016 1:00 pm F-167
(embedded into college orientation)



  • Nursing programs are available at both the Auburn and Fulton campuses of Cayuga Community College:
    • Auburn: Class admitted every year (Fall)
    • Fulton: Class admitted every year (Fall)
  • Professional and caring faculty have years of clinical expertise and teaching experience
  • Curriculum includes Nursing Success Strategies, an innovative course that promotes outstanding academic performance
  • All Nursing courses are Web-enhanced using Blackboard online learning management system
  • Individualized academic counseling and enrichment strategies support success in a rigorous curriculum
  • Employment opportunities are available at local hospitals as a patient care assistant, student clinical assistant, or nurse extern while enrolled in the program
  • Variety of clinical placements are offered, including community health, acute and long-term health care facilities, and home care
  • A clinical preceptorship is completed during the final semester
  • Extensive scholarship funding is available for first-year and returning students


Philosophy and Outcomes

To learn about Cayuga’s Nursing program philosophy and outcomes, please refer to these resources:



Nursing Program

For detailed information on Cayuga’s Nursing program curriculum and requirements, please refer to these resources. The following brochures are in PDF format. You can download Adobe Reader for free.



January 15 is the deadline to submit a completed application for fall enrollment in the Nursing program.

To learn about Cayuga’s specific application process and prerequisites for the Nursing program, please refer to the following resources:


For further information on requirements and accommodations for enrollment in the Nursing program, please refer to these resources:


To ensure proper sequencing of the required courses, academic advisement is extremely important. Contact for information on advisement.


Frequently Asked Questions

Find out more about the Nursing program on our Frequently Asked Questions page.


For detailed information contact:

Linda Alfieri MS, RN, CNE
Director of Nursing
(315) 255-1743, extension 2384