St. Elizabeth College of Nursing (SECON) was established in 1904 as a single purpose three-year diploma program in nursing. It was registered by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) as St. Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing and graduated its first class of seven in 1907.
The nursing program was a natural outgrowth of the tradition and mission of St. Elizabeth Medical Center which is to care for the sick and helpless. The College maintains a strong tie with its parent institution, St. Elizabeth Medical Center (affiliate of Mohawk Valley Health System), as well as other clinical agencies to provide superior clinical experiences for students in all clinical areas.
St. Elizabeth College of Nursing celebrated its one-hundredth year of operation in 2004 and has graduated more than 3,000 men and women who provide professional and high quality care to patients of all ages. The College continues to respond to ongoing changes in healthcare and remains a leader in nursing education in the Mohawk Valley.
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