Keuka College’s Nursing Degree Guarantees a Healthy Career

Nursing is more than a career – it’s a calling. At Keuka College, you’ll benefit from the exceptional academic preparation that enables nurses to practice their profession with skill, precision, and passion.

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing program offered by Keuka College provides you with the best of both worlds: deep academic instruction and practical, clinical experience. Keuka College has nearly 80+ years of nursing instruction to its credit and has earned its reputation as a leader in nursing education.

As a student, you’ll benefit from the state-of-the-art facilities at Keuka College, as well as at partner health care facilities where you’ll augment your instruction. You’ll learn the essentials of patient care and nursing practice, gain incredible real-world opportunities through our Field Period® program, and graduate on the cutting edge of health care technology.

Program Highlights

Internships and Practicums

Hands-on learning is an important part of the Nursing experience. Thanks to Keuka College’s Field Period® internships, you’ll benefit from real-world experience with two acute care clinical settings and two site placements facilitated by nursing faculty — starting your junior year. And that’s in addition to your required practicums. As a result, you’ll graduate from Keuka College knowing exactly how you’d like to focus your profession.

Brand New Instructional Facilities

As a Nursing student, much of your instruction will take place in the College’s recently completed Center for Health Innovation. Designed as a simulated health system, the center includes six distinct labs with additional space for instruction.

Practicing Faculty

Keuka College’s Nursing professors are accomplished academics and seasoned professionals in the field. They seamlessly combine theoretical concepts and clinical expertise because they’ve spent as much time in health care settings as in the classroom. Their combined experience and expertise mean you’ll get the best Nursing education possible.

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Keuka College's nursing program is rooted in an 80+ year history of excellence. You'll graduate as a well-rounded nurse, ready to deliver extraordinary care.

Keuka College is renowned for its hands-on, clinical-based approach to Nursing education. As a nursing student, you’ll take courses grounding you in the foundational aspects of health care and nursing, allowing you to explore a variety of specialties and caring for all different populations in different environments. 

No other nursing program provides the highest level of faculty support, academic rigor, and hands-on experience you’ll receive at Keuka College. Through the use of research and evidence-based practice, group collaboration, and leadership principles, you’ll gain the personal and professional confidence needed to become a baccalaureate-prepared nurse.

Program Options & Requirements

The on-campus B.S. in Nursing program provides ample opportunities for study and travel abroad and, as members of the College community, Nursing students can participate in athletics and other extracurricular activities. The program is direct entry, and you'll begin your nursing courses starting your second year. 

What Can I Do with a Nursing Degree?

A degree in Nursing opens a variety of patient care, administrative, and research opportunities, including:

  • Cruise Ship Nurse
  • Hospital Nurse
  • Legal Consultancy Nurse
  • Nurse Manager
  • Nursing Informatics Specialist
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • Pharmaceutical Research Nurse
  • Physician's Office Nurse
  • Prison Nurse
  • Procurement Nurse
  • Psychiatric Nurse
  • School Nurse
  • Traveling Nurse
  • Vaccine Research Nurse

Keuka College's Field Period

Much More Than An Annual Internship

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Field Period® was the best experience in my life, and I believe I grew as an individual and as a future nurse.

I believe nothing compares to actually being able to learn through doing. I could have never learned what I did from a textbook.

I learned that stepping out of my comfort zone is essential for growth, and that’s something I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Hailey Willis '21

Where Can a Nursing Field Period Take You?

Nursing students often use Field Period to explore different career paths and practice areas. Some recent Field Period sites include:

  • American Medical Response    
  • Arnot Ogden Medical Center
  • Bassett Medical Center    
  • Camillus Family Care
  • ElderWood Senior Care    
  • F. F. Thompson Hospital 
  • Gananda Central School District
  • Geneva General Hospital    
  • Geneva Lakefront Daycare    
  • Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital
  • Home Instead Senior Care
  • Hope for Bereaved        
  • Jones Memorial Hospital    
  • Kendal Nursing
  • Learning Ladder Childcare 
  • Mercy Hospital of Buffalo
  • Northern Star Occupational Health
  • Noyes Memorial Hospital    
  • Olean General Hospital    
  • Rochester Regional Health    
  • Schenectady County Correctional Facility
  • Seneca Falls Parks & Recreation
  • The Guthrie Clinic
  • United Health Services Hospitals    
  • University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Victory Sports Medicine

Your future Nursing professors are much more than exceptional teachers — they're accomplished nurses who prioritize patient care, leading researchers, and extraordinary academic advisors.

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Affording Your Keuka College Education

Keuka College scholarships, state and federal grants, employer tuition remission, and military benefits are financial aid options that may be available to you. Our financial aid team is here to help you navigate the process and find as many opportunities as are available to you. 

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Admissions Requirements

  • Submit an Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarship Opportunities.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, with an 80% or higher final course grade in biology and chemistry.
  • All science courses must have been completed within five years of application.
  • There is no deadline to apply, and we offer rolling admissions. The sooner you submit your application, the sooner you'll receive your admissions decision and scholarship.

Direct Entry

Keuka College's Nursing program is direct entry. You can apply directly to the Nursing program and will begin Nursing coursework your first year. 

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The BS degree in Nursing at Keuka College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Keuka College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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