Le Moyne College and Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital Announce “Degree in Three” Program in Nursing

To help address the regional and nationwide shortage of nurses, Le Moyne College and the Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital announce “Degree in Three,” a new three-year dual degree program in nursing.

The first of its kind in Central New York, the program will provide students with dual matriculation at both Pomeroy and Le Moyne colleges, culminating upon completion in an associate in applied science with a major in nursing from Pomeroy and a bachelor of science with a major in nursing from Le Moyne. The program will begin in January 2019.

The three-year program has been designed to address two key challenges in nursing. In January 2018, New York State passed legislation requiring all graduates of diploma and associate degree nursing programs to earn a bachelor’s degree with a major in nursing within 10 years of graduation. The current shortage of RNs, as well as nurse leaders and educators, is predicted to persist and even worsen in the coming years.

“Le Moyne is pleased to partner with Crouse on this exciting new opportunity in nursing education. The three-year program provides the best of both worlds: an on-campus experience and extensive clinical practice,” says Margaret Wells, PhD, RN, APN-BC, dean of the Purcell School of Professional Studies.

The plan of study can be completed in three years, including winter and summer courses. With a condensed period of study, tuition costs will be lower than a traditional four-year degree at a private college. Students will enjoy the campus experience at Le Moyne, including student services and on-campus housing, while benefitting from the extensive nursing educational resources at Pomeroy.

Student support for success will include academic advisement, peer mentoring and tutoring. All financial aid and tuition payments will be coordinated through Le Moyne, including a variety of federal and state aid, student loans, scholarships and awards.

In addition to the full complement of Le Moyne’s academic resources, the program provides extensive clinical opportunities and support. Nursing students are able to practice skills and gain valuable knowledge in the Clinical Learning and Simulation Lab, a life-like environment with high-fidelity mannequins, hospital technology and a mock operating room. Nursing practice at Crouse is guided by the principles of relationship-based care, which students learn from nurses who are committed to transforming care and exceeding the expectations of patients and families.

“We are excited to expand our collaboration with Le Moyne through this innovative program that will benefit our students and the community we serve,” says Rhonda Reader, DNS, RN, CNE, NEA-BC, vice president of Clinical Services & Nursing Quality and dean of the Pomeroy College of Nursing.

For more information about the new Le Moyne/Pomeroy three-year degree program, contact Le Moyne College via email at admission@lemoyne.edu or call 315-445-4300, or contact Amy Graham, assistant dean for enrollment at the Pomeroy College of Nursing, at 315-470-7481 or email amygraham@crouse.org.

About Le Moyne College
One of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, Le Moyne College, founded in 1946, is a private, four-year institution enrolling approximately 2,500 full-time undergraduate students in programs of liberal arts, science, business and pre-professional studies, and 800 full- and part-time students in graduate programs in nursing, education, business administration, information systems, physician assistant studies, occupational therapy and arts administration. Established in 2015, the Purcell School of Professional Studies houses Le Moyne’s array of graduate programs in nursing, education, physician assistant studies and occupational therapy, and also serves adult students and veterans through the Center for Continuing Education.

About Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital
Established as the Crouse-Irving Training School for Nurses in 1913 and re-named the Crouse Hospital College of Nursing in 2011, the educational instituition was registered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York in 1914. The college was re-named the Bill and Sandra Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital in 2015 through a transformative gift from The William G. Pomeroy Foundation to enhance curriculum, fund student activities and faculty development, and invest in IT and the school’s facility. Nearly 5,000 highly competent, qualified nurses have graduated in the past 100 years. Since 2008, more than 200 Crouse graduates have accepted positions and are still currently working at Crouse Health, while many others remain in the Central New York region to work at hospitals, outpatient facilities, physicians’ offices, home care and various health care settings.