Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing

Tel: (518)271-3285
163 students
Private not-for-profit
For over a century, Memorial Hospital School of Nursing at Albany Memorial Hospital and Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing have provided students with specialized knowledge, practical skills and caring values, preparing them for fulfilling and rewarding careers in nursing.
School Highlights:
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing serves 163 students (10% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is less than the state average of 44%.
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing is one of 2 community colleges within Rensselaer County, NY.
The nearest community college is Hudson Valley Community College (2.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public
Total Faculty 15 staff
59 staff
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 163 teachers has grown by 36% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has increased from 7:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 120% over five years.
Total Enrollment
163 students
1,282 students
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
22:1
# Full-Time Students
16 students
810 students
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 147 students
1,017 students
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
5%
2%
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing Asian (2008-2013)
% Hispanic
2%
7%
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing Hispanic (2007-2013)
% Black
4%
12%
% White
89%
57%
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.22 0.53
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $10,089 is more than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,089 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $10,089 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,089 $10,294
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100%
89%
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 80%
78%
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing Percent Admitted (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Because Memorial School of Nursing and Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing are sister schools, classes may be shared and held on either campus. Both schools have classroom and clinical laboratory facilities where students attend nursing theory classes, then practice and enhance their skills. We also have a relationship with Hudson Valley Community College where students complete curricular requirements in the sciences and humanities. Since our schools are affiliated with Northeast Health, the region's most comprehensive network of healthcare and community services, students can participate in clinical and observational experiences in a variety of care settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, physician offices and daycare centers. Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing also offers a Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate (LPN) program. Practical nurses are important members of the healthcare team and can be found anywhere healthcare is delivered – in hospitals, nursing homes and other exciting settings. Our Registered Nurse (RN) program will educate and prepare students to become skilled and competent professional nurses. Graduates earn a two-year associate's in science degree and are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Exam required for licensure as a RN. In addition, graduates of the RN program can pursue a BSN degree at Russell Sage College, SUNY College of Technology at Utica/Rome, SUNY at New Paltz, Pace University, Lienhard School of Nursing, and SUNY at Plattsburgh with junior status in accordance with the individual college's admission standards and curriculum guidelines. Our dynamic faculty come from diverse backgrounds with extensive professional experience – providing you with the very best in classroom instruction and clinical skill-building. Faculty members believe that nursing is a blend of both scientific knowledge and the art of caring and promote a holistic approach to patient care. And, our low student/teacher ratio allows for more personalized attention.

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For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,816 per year for in-state students and $9,223 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,998 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 64%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

New York community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.62, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in New York is Bramson ORT College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.