Majors, Minors, & Certificates

Nursing (RN to BS)

Siena’s RN to BS Baldwin Nursing Program is for associate's degree and licensed registered nurses seeking to further their education. Set apart by our program mission, Caring Science Curriculum, cohort approach and state-of-the-art health assessment lab, Siena’s program prepares you for numerous career opportunities in as few as 24 months.

Our goal is to provide you with a dynamic and interactive program that supports lifelong learning to promote excellence in your academic and professional practice. Using a caring science curriculum, this unique program focuses on educating nurses to work with individuals, families, groups and communities from a health promotion perspective and an ethic of caring. This program also recognizes the knowledge and education that you as a Registered Nurse bring from past experiences and provides you an opportunity to integrate these professional experiences into your academic program.


Program highlights:

Finish in as few as 24 months. Full-time students can complete the program in as few as 24 months; part-time within three to four years. If you already have a bachelor’s in another field, you can earn your degree in as few as 16 months.

The perfect schedule for the working nurse: All classes in our RN to BS in Nursing program are offered on Wednesdays throughout the academic year, and we admit in both fall and spring terms. This way, you can earn your degree while continuing to manage other life and work responsibilities. In fact, most classes are hybrid, allowing you to have reduced seat time in the classroom.

State of the art health assessment lab: Our health assessment lab is equipped with all the needed assessment equipment for you to learn advanced health assessments.

Cohort Approach: Our cohort approach, coupled with our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio, means that you will be among a small group of nurses and professors the entire time. This environment, where students’ knowledge and skills are highly valued, is perfect for creating a support network and meaningful relationships that last well beyond the program.

Caring Science Curriculum: Our program’s unique Caring Science Curriculum will offer you opportunities to learn how to care not only for others, but also for yourself. We feel this balance is critically important to becoming a kind, caring practitioner.

Preparation for your future: With a BS in Nursing from Siena College, you’ll be prepared for many career options in your community, including hospitals, clinics, academic settings and more. You can pursue further education leading to advanced practice nursing (APRN) roles such as nurse practitioner, educator, care coordination and leadership.

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.