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Direct Path Dual Admission in Nursing

Direct Path - Dual Admission

Direct Path - Dual Admission RN to BS in Nursing Programs

SUNY Upstate Medical University entered into a Dual Admission Program agreement that offers simultaneous admission to Upstate’s bachelor of science in nursing degree program and an associate degree in nursing (ADN) from the following four community colleges:

As an Upstate nursing student in the Dual Admission Program, you can begin taking courses to fulfill the requirements for the online Bachelors of Science in Nursing Degree while a student at one of the above community colleges. The goal of this joint initiative is to provide a direct path to obtaining a bachelor degree in nursing and to foster a pipeline of well qualified nurses to work at our hospitals. As part of the Dual Admission Program, accepted students are able to apply for several positions with guaranteed interviews for relevant positions at Upstate Medical University.


Application and Prerequisites

You must submit an application for the associates in nursing program to the community college(s) of your choice from the list above, and meet their admission prerequisites, requirements and deadlines. There is no application to SUNY Upstate.


Program Timeline

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Year 1 - Community College

  • Complete coursework
  • Achieve 3.0 GPA in coursework by final semester
  • Summer check-in with SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Interview opportunity for nursing support position at Upstate

Year 2 - Community College

  • Complete coursework
  • Achieve 3.0 GPA in coursework by final semester
  • Summer check-in with SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Interview opportunity for RN position at Upstate
  • Graduate from Community College
  • Pass NCLEX

Year 3 - SUNY Upstate

  • Complete coursework

Year 4 - SUNY Upstate

  • Complete coursework
  • Graduate with your BS In Nursing

Contact Us

Have Questions? Feel free to ask Upstate or your current RN program for more information.

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Upstate Medical University
Gabriela Lozanova, Assistant Director of Admissions
lozanovg@upstate.edu 

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Cayuga Community College
admissions@cayuga-cc.edu

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Onondaga Community College
occinfo@sunyocc.edu

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