Cayuga Nursing Graduates Record of High Academic Achievement Continues

Cayuga Community College has announced the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) score of its 2016 nursing class. The most recent graduates of the school’s two-year associate in applied science degree achieved a 100 percent pass rate.

The 2016 class surpassed the state and national average pass rates by 17 and 15 points respectively. Only two programs in New York State have achieved this level of performance. The program’s six-year pass rate is an exceptional 99.3 percent.

The Cayuga class also had a 100 percent employment rate in nursing with 74 percent employed by a hospital in the Central New York region and 6 percent working in long term care and residential settings. Our graduates also transfer seamlessly into many baccalaureate degree programs with tuition often supported by their employers.

“We are very proud of these outcomes,” said Professor and Nursing program Director Linda Alfieri. “Cayuga’s forty-first graduating class continues our rich tradition of excellence.”

“The demands in both Cayuga and Oswego Counties for nursing graduates continues to be strong and the rigorous education these students receive from Cayuga Community College prepares them not only for the NCLEX, but for careers in the demanding profession of nursing,” noted Dr. Brian Durant, Cayuga’s President.

Cayuga’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Anne Herron observed, “Cayuga continues its record of serving community workforce needs by providing an outstanding education taught by highly qualified nurse educators.” “Moreover, given the rising costs of college tuition and student debt, Cayuga’s low tuition compared to other options makes us a first-choice nursing program — high impact and low cost.”

Cayuga’s Nursing program, which currently enrolls 111 students, attracts a diverse group of individuals including recent high school graduates, “empty-nester” parents looking to re-enter the marketplace and those looking for a second career. Further information about the program can be found at upcoming information sessions scheduled for 2017:

AUBURN CAMPUS — Student Lounge
Monday, March 27, 2017 – 4:00 p.m.
Monday, June 12, 2017 – 1:00 p.m.
Friday, August 25, 2017 – 1:00 p.m.

Monday, April 24, 2017 – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 24, 2017 – 1:00 p.m.

Additionally, Nursing Director Linda Alfieri welcomes calls at (315) 294-8684 and emails at