AMHERST, N.Y. – Daemen College’s nursing programs have been named to the “10 Best Colleges for Nursing Majors in New York” list recently released by Zippia, an online resource for exploring career options.
In the new statewide list, Daemen is ranked No. 6, making it the only private college in the Buffalo Niagara region included among the top 10 institutions across New York State.
“This ranking reflects the value and high quality of a Daemen nursing education and our continuous commitment to excellence in the profession,” said Dr. Cheryl Nosek, chair of the nursing department. “Our programs provide outstanding educational and clinical practice experiences that prepare our students for a successful nursing career.”
Zippia examined data on colleges and universities in New York to determine which programs offer the best career opportunities for nursing majors. The list is based on data from the National Center for Education Statistics and the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard.
Factors evaluated in determining the rankings were career results, including earnings and employment statistics; nursing emphasis, which looks at the percentage of the graduating class who are nursing majors; and school performance, including admissions and graduation rates, cost of attendance, and the average amount of debt.
Daemen’s nursing programs, which are offered in a flexible format to meet the needs of working nurses, are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. Several undergraduate and graduate degree options are offered, including an RN-BN for registered nurses who hold an associate degree, and master’s degrees in nursing education, nursing executive leadership, and adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner. In addition, the college’s unique 1+2+1 program enables students to earn both associate and bachelor’s degrees in nursing in only four years, with the advantage of working as an RN in the third year of study.
Nursing certificate programs are also available in health for people with disabilities, nursing education, nursing executive leadership, adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner, and perspectives in oncology nursing for international RNs.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average occupations.
More information on Daemen’s nursing programs is available at www.daemen.edu or by calling the admissions office at 839-8225.