Year One: Life as a Saint

Student life is a huge part of the first-year experience at Siena. Whether you’re looking to join a club, volunteer in the community, learn a new sport or become a student ambassador, there are countless activities to get involved with on campus. The First-Year Seminar helps you adjust to academic life, and you begin taking core courses in preparation for your nursing classes. 

Year One: Fall

Year One: Spring

FYS 100: First Year Seminar FYS 102: First Year Seminar
SCDV 108: Human Anatomy & Physiology (CDN pending) SCDV 112: Human Anatomy & Physiology II (CDN)
PSYC 100: General Psychology (CDS) SOCI 101: Sociology (or other SOC)
Philosophy Core Elective (CDP) ADTV 110: Statistics (CDQ)
English Core Elective (CDE) History Core Elective (CDH)

Years Two and Three: Clinical Resources at your Fingertips

While academically immersed in your nursing studies on the Ellis Medicine campus, in nearby Schenectady, N.Y., you will have access to a state-of-the-art Simulation Lab, Nursing Skills Lab and hands-on experience in inpatient and outpatient services. 

By the end of junior year, you have earned an associate’s degree and are eligible to sit for your licensure exam (Belanger School of Nursing NCLEX pass rates are consistently above the national average.) You might even begin working part-time as an RN.

Year Two: Fall

Year Two: Spring

*NUR 100: Concepts of Nursing *NUR 110: Transitions of Care Across the Continuum
*NUR 105: Foundations of Nursing Practice *NUR 115: Introduction to Biophysical Concepts
BIOL 195: Microbiology for Health Studies (CFN) Elective
PSYC 230: Developmental Psychology NURS 300: Advanced Concepts of Professional Nursing Practice


Year Three: Fall Year Three: Spring
*NURS 208: Advanced Biophysical, Psychosocial, and Family Concepts  *NUR 210: Transition into Professional Practice
NURS 310: Health Assessment and Promotion Across the Lifespan *NUR 215: Professional Role Development
  SCDV: Healthcare Informatics
  NURS 305: Research to Promote Evidence Based Nursing Research

Year Four: Preparing for the road ahead

It’s senior year and you’re enjoying the challenge of upper-level nursing courses. This year will round out your professional formation, teaching you not only to care for others, but also yourself. Like most Saints, you’ll be sad to leave campus after four years, but you’re ready for the challenges ahead. Two degrees, invaluable experiences and the friendships of a lifetime... you’ve got this.

Year Four: Fall

Year Four: Spring

NURS 315: Holistic Pharmacology NURS 408: Health Policy (CFJ)
NURS 320: Caring and Advocating for the Older Adult NURS 415: Transformational Nursing Leadership
NURS 410: Population and Public Health Nursing Perspectives Creative Art Core Elective (CDA)
MGMT 211: Management Principles (CFD) Heritage Core Elective (CFH)

Religion Core Elective (CDR)

* denotes courses taken at Ellis Medicine’s Belanger School of Nursing