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College Announces Bachelor’s Degree In Nursing Program

Siena College has taken the wraps off a new bachelor's degree in nursing program. 

The Baldwin Nursing Program is a first for Siena, created to meet growing hospital demand for registered nurses to earn bachelor's degrees. Lisa Flack is directing the new initiative.

"Hospitals are now preferentially hiring at a rate of 77 percent in New York state, actually, bachelor's prepared nurses. And what research has really shown is that nurses that are educated at the bachelor's level have better patient outcomes, lower patient mortalities."

The two-year program at the Loudonville college begins for 16 students in the fall, with on-campus classes to be held Wednesdays. One-third of course requirements will be completed online.

To learn more about the Baldwin Nursing Program,  visit: www.siena.edu/Nursing

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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