Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing

  • 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 164 students (4% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 51%.
  • Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing is one of 2 community colleges within Rensselaer County, NY.
  • The nearest community college to Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing is Hudson Valley Community College (2.6 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 13 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty13 staff81 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing diversity score of 0.18 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment164 students1,701 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:128:1
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# Full-Time Students6 students1,163 students
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# Part-Time Students158 students538 students
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% Asian
4%
6%
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% Hispanic
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19%
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% Black
6%
17%
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% White
90%
49%
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Diversity Score0.180.69
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College Completion Rate
100%
27%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$48,200$35,200
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Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $11,211 is less than the state average of $16,236. The private state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$11,211$16,236
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid50%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$14,250$13,006
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,750$5,549
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Acceptance Rate100%70%
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Source: 2016 (or 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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