Genesee Community College has received notice from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. that it has approved the College's associate degree in Nursing for continuing accreditation. This letter follows an in-depth evaluation process and assessment of the quality of Genesee's long-standing and successful Nursing Program. Members of the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission were on campus in October 2004 to meet with numerous members of the College's nursing staff, tour the classrooms and laboratories, and also receive comments about the Nursing Program from the public.
Accreditation is a self-regulatory process by which institutions and academic programs are periodically reviewed and assessed against given standards and criteria ensuring quality. The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the national accrediting body for all types of nursing education programs. Through the accreditation process, institutions improve their programs and determine how to best allocate resources for progressive academic learning outcomes. The NLNAC accreditation review process of Genesee Community College occurs once every eight years. It is closely tied to the state examination and licensing rules, and to the oversight of preparation for work in the profession.
"We are always pleased to receive information from accrediting agencies that study our programs and evaluate student outcomes," said Dr. Claudia Moore, Genesee's Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs. "We value recommendations and see them as opportunities to further enhance the education of our students and their preparedness for life-long meaningful careers."
Genesee's Nursing program is one of the College's earliest academic programs to be established, and has graduated over 1200 nursing students through the past three decades. Approximately 60% of the health care professionals at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia are alumni of Genesee Community College, and graduates are also working in hospitals and health care facilities around Western New York.
The College's two-year Nursing program trains students in the wide array of nursing specialties, including emergency care, geriatric, pediatric, maternity, nurse practitioner, educator, as well as home-care and hospice care. The program offers students an integrated approach to learning, combining nursing theory and lab time with supervised real-world clinical experience on the site of regional health service providers. Upon graduation, Genesee's Nursing program students are well prepared to pass the national Registered Nurse licensing examination.
For further information on Genesee's Nursing program go to: http://www.genesee.edu/academics/programs/Health/Nursing/