Bryant & Stratton’s nursing program gets accredited

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has granted accreditation to the baccalaureate degree program in nursing at the Bryant & Stratton College, Liverpool campus.

According to the school, this makes Bryant & Stratton College the only accredited institution in Syracuse offering a pre-licensure (entry-level) nursing program leading to a bachelor’s degree. Upon graduation, students are eligible to take the national licensing examination (NCLEX-RN) to become registered nurses.

“Being accredited by CCNE ensures that our nursing program meets the rigorous standards set by an impartial, third-party credentialing community. This benefits our students by ensuring the quality and integrity of our program,” said Kara Evans, nursing program director at Bryant & Stratton College.

According to a 2020 American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) report, 41% of hospitals and healthcare facilities require nurses to have a bachelor’s degree and 81% strongly recommend it. In New York State, students are required to get a bachelor’s degree within 10 years of initial licensure. “Our students achieve this requirement in less than three years,” Evans said.

“The advantage to the Bryant & Stratton College Nursing program is our small, personalized cohorts that stay together through the entire program. Our faculty have extensive nursing and education experience and are committed to our student’s growth and success. It is a very hands-on individualized student experience,” Evans said. “When students are accepted, they are admitted directly into the nursing program. With three semesters per year, students have more options to start the program. Students are enrolled in their first nursing course in their second semester.”