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Accelerated Dual Degree Partnership in Nursing (A-DDPN)

Application Deadline:  For a July 2020 start date, the application deadline is November 1, 2019.

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ADDPN Curriculum (pdf)

Overview/Program of Study

This 18-month program is specifically designed for candidates with a bachelor’s (BA or BS) degree in another field who are looking for a fast-track path to pursuing a career as a registered nurse. The A-DDPN program of study awards both an associate degree from St. Joseph’s College of Nursing (SJCON) and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Le Moyne College. Students attend classes and clinical rotations Friday afternoons through Sunday, and one evening a week, at St. Joseph’s. Simultaneously, students attend BS-level nursing classes during the week at Le Moyne. Earning the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree from St. Joseph’s College of Nursing allows students to qualify for the NCLEX-RN® examination (National Council Licensure Examination)* and professional Registered Nursing (RN) licensure. With extensive clinical experience and a cohesive education from two distinguished institutions, students graduate the A-DDPN program with increased job placement opportunities and the skills necessary to launch a successful and fulfilling career in nursing.

Students who are a part of the A-DDPN option divide their classroom time between St. Joseph’s College of Nursing and Le Moyne College, located just three miles apart in Syracuse, NY.  Both Colleges were founded in the Catholic tradition to prepare students for service and leadership and are nationally recognized for their academic excellence in nursing education.
Enrolled students will be jointly advised to ensure they stay on track and take advantage of all resources on both campuses.  After completion of one term, students are eligible to apply and become employed as a Student Nurse Assistant.  This flexible per diem position provides students with an opportunity to build confidence in a variety of clinical settings at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  Additionally, A-DDPN students can take advantage of all cultural, recreational and any other student activities offered at Le Moyne College.

Admission Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) in another discipline from an accredited school, with a preferred GPA of 3.0
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or better in pre-requisite courses.
  • Personal interview with faculty member/administrative staff from either the Department of Nursing at Le Moyne College or St. Joseph’s College of Nursing.

Prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of “C” (2.0):

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II (4 credits each, including labs)
  • Microbiology (4 credits, including lab)
  • Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
  • Human Growth & Development (3 credits) - also known as Developmental Psychology
  • Statistics (3 credits)
  • Chemistry (3 credits) or High School Regents Chemistry
  • Critical Writing (3 credits)
  • Selected Elective 300-400 Level (3 credits)

How to Apply

Apply online through Le Moyne College application. Applicants are required to submit the following to Le Moyne College:
  • application and essay
  • official high school & college transcripts
  • one (1) recommendation. 

A tour of each campus is strongly recommended.


Admission to the ADDPN is highly competitive.  Students should submit their application and supporting documentation to Le Moyne College by November 1.  A joint admission committee consisting of representatives from both colleges meets to review applications and make admission decisions. Le Moyne College will issue one decision letter on behalf of Le Moyne College and St. Joseph's College of Nursing.

Tuition Costs

College  Credit Hours  Cost Per
Credit Hour *
Total Cost*
(inc. fees) 
St. Joseph's CON 
 Associates Degree
44  $575*  $28,314* 
Le Moyne College
 Bachelor's Degree 
  28** $732*  $20,496* 
Total for 2 Degrees (each institution bills separately) $48,810* 

* 2020/2021 per credit hour rates. These costs are subject to change without prior notice.
**   St. Joseph’s College of Nursing bills for the Le Moyne College course PHL 346 – Ethics and the Nurse (3cr), taught at St. Joseph’s College of Nursing.  Total Le Moyne College credits – 31.