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
BIOL 195: Microbiology for Health Studies BIOL 140: General Biology
PSYC 101: General Psychology (CDS) SOCI 101: Introduction to Sociology (or other SOC)
PHIL 101: Philosophy (or CDP) ADTV: Statistics for Social Science (CDQ)
ENGL 011: English Literature (or CDE) HIST 101: Shaping of the Contemporary World (or 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
SCDV 210: Anatomy & Physiology 1 SCDV 211: Anatomy & Physiology 2
PSYC 230: Lifespan Development NURS 300: Advanced Concepts of Professional Nursing Practice


Year Three: Fall Year Three: Spring
*NUR 200: Health Promotion and Family  *NUR 210: Transition into Professional Practice
*NUR 205: Advanced Biophysical & Psychological Concepts *NUR 215: Professional Role Development
NURS 310: Health Assessment and Promotion Across the Lifespan SCDV: Healthcare Informatics (CFJ)
  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: Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nursing Practice NURS 408: Health Policy in Nursing Practice
NURS 320: Caring and Advocating for the Older Adult NURS 415: Transformational Nursing Leadership
NURS 410: Population and Public Health Nursing Perspectives ENGL 250: The Drama (or CFH)
MGMT 211: Management Principles (CFD) CREA 200: Drawing (or CDA)
  RELG 181: Experiences of the Sacred (or CDR)

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