About the College

  • Located in Geneva NY on the Geneva General Hospital Campus and part of Finger Lakes Health System
  • Private, not for profit institution
  • Offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree with a major in nursing
  • Offers a certificate in Surgical Technology Program
  • Student to faculty ratio in classrooms 1 to 40, in clinical skills lab 1 to 10 and in the clinical setting 1 to 7.
  • Student Population: Annual enrollment 130 students, with 10% male, 90% female, 20% African American, 1% Asian, 7% Hispanic, 72% Caucasian and 2% Veteran.

History

Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing, private not for profit academic institution, was established in 2008 by a small group of nurses who shared the same vision and dedication to meeting the healthcare needs of the rural community of the Finger Lakes Region as the parent organization, Finger Lakes Health. Recognizing a need for Registered Nurse preparation in the region, the College of Nursing collaborated with Geneva General Hospital to establish an associate in applied science degree program with a major in nursing. This new degree program continued the tradition and commitment the hospital has demonstrated for over fifty years in an ever-changing healthcare environment in nursing education. Staying true to meeting the needs of the community, in 2014, Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing added a certificate program in surgical technology. Today, both programs are well known in the community for producing competent and well prepared graduates.

Overview

Why Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing

Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing is committed to preparing graduates who practice safely within the identified scope of practice, who protect and improve the health of those they care for, and who are adaptable to change and ready to face the challenges of the healthcare environment of the future.

Mission

Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing is a private college that is an open admission institution with students from a diverse socio-economic and educational background.

Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing is dedicated to educational and clinical excellence, flexibility, accessibility, leadership, and community. The offered curricula are educationally flexible and current in concert with the health professions and are taught by faculty who are committed to clinical practice and a competency-based education.

Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing is committed to preparing graduates who practice safely within the identified scope of practice, who protect and improve the health of those they care for, and who are adaptable to change and ready to face the challenges of the healthcare environment of the future.

Key objectives define the direction of Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing. Our strategic goals and principles are to:

  • Provide high–quality, comprehensive undergraduate nursing educational experiences designed to prepare students to meet the present and future healthcare needs and expectations of the public and to excel personally and professionally as local and global citizens;
  • Collaborate with the community in responsible growth to meet the current and future demand for qualified healthcare professionals;
  • Graduate culturally competent healthcare professionals who value diversity and lifelong learning;
  • Invest in healthcare scholarship, practices and educational processes that integrate the academic expectations/requirements of the faculty, student learning opportunities, and the healthcare needs of the community;
  • Integrate current technology into teaching/learning, practice, and operational processes;
  • Build and sustain relationships and economic development opportunities with our alumni, communities, and businesses; and
  • Secure our financial future through efficient management, increased levels of external funding, and building a strong endowment.

Philosophy of Academic Programs

The philosophy of the academic programs is based on the foundational concepts of the learners’ roles in society, the delivery of patient-centered care, and personal and professional growth through life-long learning.

Our philosophy reflects the belief that nursing and surgical technology are patient-centered discipline whose members strive for excellence and demonstrate integrity by providing safe and ethical care with consideration of a diverse population of patients. The outcome of care is dependent not only on technical competencies, but also on relationships, teamwork and collaboration with those who provide care, integrating the best current evidence with clinical expertise and values, including cultural sensitivity and competence, for delivery of optimal healthcare.

Reasons to Choose
Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing

Nursing

  • Achievement of an Associate Degree in Applied Science with a major in nursing at the end of two years
  • Over 670 hours of hands on clinical nursing instruction with a qualified nursing faculty
  • Affiliation with Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC) general education courses taught by FLCC faculty
  • Professional Instruction in the classroom, clinical and state of the art simulation lab
  • Advanced Placement for LPNs

Surgical Technology

  • Achievement of a noncredit bearing certificate in surgical technology in 11 months
  • Over 400 hours of hands on clinical instruction with a qualified certified surgical technologist faculty
  • Affiliation with Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC), all science courses taught by FLCC faculty
  • Professional instruction in the classroom, clinical and a state of the art OR simulation lab
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