Memorial School of Nursing

  • Memorial Hospital School of Nursing has been educating and preparing students for fulfilling careers in nursing for more than a century. Our Associate Degree program educates and prepares students to become skilled and competent professional nurses (RN’s). Graduates earn a two-year Associate in Science degree and are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX). We also have articulation agreements with upper division BSN completion programs at a number of colleges. Memorial Hospital School of Nursing is affiliated with Northeast Health, the region’s most comprehensive not-for-profit network of healthcare, supportive housing and community services. Memorial Hospital School of Nursing enjoys a close working relationship with our sister school; Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing Our educational relationship with Hudson Valley Community College enables our nursing students to earn college credits for liberal arts and science support courses. The nursing school and the hospital’s Health Sciences Library are located on the ground floor of the East Wing on the Albany Memorial Hospital campus. Students participate in learning experiences that include classroom teaching, school labs, and clinical practices at Albany Memorial Hospital, Hudson Valley Community College and affiliating agencies. Our mission is to prepare students for entry into the profession of nursing as competent, caring practitioners.
School Highlights
  • Memorial School of Nursing serves 131 students (8% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 51%.
  • Memorial School of Nursing is one of 5 community colleges within Albany County, NY.
  • The nearest community college to Memorial School of Nursing is Mildred Elley School-Albany Campus (2.1 miles away).

Top Placements

Memorial School of Nursing places among the top 20% of community colleges in New York for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 11 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
Memorial School of Nursing(NY) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty11 staff81 staff
Memorial School of Nursing Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Memorial School of Nursing has grown by 18% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Memorial School of Nursing diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has declined by 25% over five years.
Total Enrollment131 students1,701 students
Memorial School of Nursing Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio12:128:1
Memorial School of Nursing Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students11 students1,163 students
Memorial School of Nursing Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students120 students538 students
Memorial School of Nursing Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Memorial School of Nursing Enrollment Breakdown NY All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Memorial School of Nursing Asian (2011-2016)
% Hispanic
Memorial School of Nursing Hispanic (2011-2013)
% Black
Memorial School of Nursing Black (2007-2016)
% White
Memorial School of Nursing White (2007-2016)
Memorial School of Nursing Ethnicity Breakdown NY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.220.69
Memorial School of Nursing Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Memorial School of Nursing Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2013)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$47,800$35,300

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $10,575 is less than the state average of $16,236. The private state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$10,575$16,236
Memorial School of Nursing In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%93%
Memorial School of Nursing % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2008-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$13,610$13,747
Memorial School of Nursing Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,318
Memorial School of Nursing Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2013)
Acceptance Rate100%70%
Memorial School of Nursing Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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