Category: Nursing

The Excelsior College School of Nursing is led by seasoned nursing professionals who possess substantial practical experience and advanced academic degrees in nursing. The School is a designated National League for Nursing (NLN) Center of Excellence in Nursing Education, and eligible students can be inducted into the International Honor Society of Nursing.

Elizabeth Ireland has been an academic advisor in Excelsior College’s School of Nursing for the past six years. On October 18, she was recognized during the Leadership Council on Inclusion’s (LCI) Fifth Annual Multicultural Awards at Schenectady County Community College. The Leadership Council on Inclusion’s membership includes Excelsior College, Union College, University at Albany, Hudson Valley …

Rhonda Esposito, Nursing, Excelsior College

  Rhonda Esposito, an RN since 1996, is the learning resource coordinator at Memorial School of Nursing in Albany, NY.  It is a faculty position that has provided her many opportunities in the nursing skills and simulation lab. However, despite teaching experience at both the vocational and community college-levels, it took Excelsior’s distance learning model …

Amy Speanburg, Excelsior College, master of science in nursing

Master of Science in nursing student Amy Speanburg, a resident of Saratoga Springs, NY, was drawn to the nursing profession at a young age. At 18, she became ill and spent time in the hospital, undergoing several surgeries. Her experiences there inspired her to pursue a career helping others. Now Speanburg pulls double duty at …

Saratoga Hospital has selected Excelsior College as an education partner in order to streamline access to undergraduate and graduate degree programs for hospital staff nurses and other employees. Excelsior College, a designated Center of Excellence in Nursing Education, offers degree programs in nursing, health sciences, liberal arts, business and technology. Employees who enroll in undergraduate …

Mary Beth Hanner, Excelsior College

Editor’s Note: Mary Beth Hanner, provost and chief academic officer, was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, on October 13 in Washington, D.C. The following is an article that appeared in the Fall 2012 Issue of Live&Learn, Excelsior College’s biannual magazine. Leading the Way By Dana Yanulavich, Excelsior Life News Staff; …

Glens Falls Hospital has selected Excelsior College, a designated Center of Excellence in Nursing Education, as a partner in its effort to streamline access to undergraduate degree programs for staff nurses. In addition, the agreement extends to all other Glens Falls Hospital staff members, their spouses, and domestic partners who wish to pursue Excelsior’s undergraduate …

Excelsior College was named the “Top Degree Producer” for minority students seeking associate degrees in nursing, according to the May issue of Diverse Issues in Higher Education. The college as a whole also experienced an uptick in the number of minority graduates across all disciplines. In 2009-2010, 668 minority students – 30% of the associate …