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Upcoming Graduation Dates:

Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY


More than 4,000 men and women have graduated from St. Joseph’s College of Nursing. These graduates relate the personal satisfaction and pride they feel upon attaining this milestone. Most choose to accept positions at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, while others find employment at health care facilities in the community, the region or another state. The excellent reputation of our college and hospital assures that St. Joseph’s alumni will readily find positions in their chosen field. In 2015, 89% of our 84 graduates accepted nursing positions at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center. Many of our graduates plan to pursue higher education.

As a Graduate...

At the completion of this program of study at St. Joseph’s College of Nursing, the graduate will be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination for registered professional nursing.

St. Joseph’s College of Nursing graduates enjoy a near-perfect pass rate on the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX). Their scores have been consistently higher than the mean pass rate in New York state and the nation.

As a graduate, you will be prepared to...
  • integrate principles from the biopsychosocial sciences and nursing theory when planning and implementing care for patients in a variety of health care settings.
  • apply the nursing process in caring for patients with predictable and unpredictable outcomes throughout the life cycle
  • establish a therapeutic relationship to assist patients and families
  • design individualized teaching plans as an integral component of patient care
  • incorporate moral, ethical and legal standards of the profession in the practice of nursing
  • collaborate with interdisciplinary personnel to provide comprehensive care to patients and families
  • demonstrate responsibility and accountability as a member of the nursing profession