Majors, Minors, & Certificates

Nursing - Dual Degree

Earn two degrees—associate’s and bachelor’s in nursing—through one seamless program. Get a strong academic foundation in liberal arts with small classes that provide personal attention and invaluable, hands-on experience in cutting edge health assessment and simulation labs.


With the increasing demand for baccalaureate-prepared nurses, a four-year program is a smart consideration. And when that program provides you with two degrees and an unforgettable on-campus student experience, it also becomes an easy decision.

Program Highlights:

  • Earn two degrees — associate’s and bachelor’s in nursing —through one seamless program.
  • Gain invaluable, hands-on experience in cutting edge health assessment and simulation labs.
  • Attend small classes that provide personal attention.
  • Learn on both campuses while spending all four years living at Siena.
  • Submit one application to Siena and receive a joint admission decision.​

Baldwin Nursing Program

A bachelor of science degree in Nursing from Siena College opens the door to one of the most fulfilling and admirable careers out there. It’s a program focused on caring, innovation and leadership at a college that holds service to others in the highest regard.

Majors:


Career Opportunities

Nurse Practitioners diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team. May focus on health promotion and disease prevention. May order, perform, or interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x rays. May prescribe medication. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.

Job titles include: Gastroenterology Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Practice Certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Thoracic Surgery Family Nurse Practitioner, Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner

Wages:

The median annual wage was $89,960 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 22% or higher from 2012 to 2022.

Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.

Job titles include: Charge Nurse, Director of Nursing (DON), Emergency Department RN (Emergency Department Registered Nurse), Oncology RN (Oncology Registered Nurse), Operating Room Registered Nurse (OR RN), Public Health Nurse (PHN), Registered Nurse (RN), School Nurse, Staff Nurse, Staff RN (Staff Registered Nurse)

Wages:

The median annual wage was $65,470 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 18% (faster than average) from 2012 to 2022.

Nurse Practitioners diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team. May focus on health promotion and disease prevention. May order, perform, or interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x rays. May prescribe medication. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.

Job titles include: Gastroenterology Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Practice Certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Thoracic Surgery Family Nurse Practitioner, Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner

Wages:

The median annual wage was $89,960 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 22% (much faster than average) from 2012 to 2022.

Physician assistants, also known as PAs, practice medicine on a team under the supervision of physicians and surgeons. They are formally educated to examine patients, diagnose injuries and illnesses, and provide treatment.

Wages:

The median annual wage was $90,930 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 38% (much faster than average) from 2012 to 2022.

Today our focus on preventing disease, illness and injury is just as apparent as our fight to diagnose and treat them. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports we not only need to retain those workers already in the field, but also add a substantial number of new ones, with the most occupational growth expected among health care support jobs.

Wages:

Depends on job function.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment in the finance and insurance industry is expected to grow 26.5% by 2022.