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Partnership Programs

SUNY Empire Community Partnership Programs

St. Peter's Health Partners

SUNY Empire State College has partnered with St. Peter's Health Partners to provide its employees a pathway to earning an associate, bachelor's or master's degree.

Benefits of this community partnership include:

  • Orientation fee waiver
  • $100 Presidential Scholarship during the first term of matriculated enrollment

Prospective students must provide a valid partnership code at the time of application in order to receive these benefits. The code can be obtained from the designated representative at the partner organization.

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Health Care Specific Study

St. Peter's Health Partners employees who wish to pursue healthcare-related studies, may be interested in the programs below:

R.N. to B.S.N. – This is the perfect program to fit your lifestyle. Online course delivery with two clinical rotations arranged at a convenient St. Peter's location that works with your schedule.

M.S. in Nursing Education – 42 credit online program

M.B.A. in Healthcare Leadership – 42 credit online course delivery with the chance to "test out" of requirements through an assessment process. Three in-person, executive retreats in New York City.

Advanced Certificate In Healthcare Management – Four online graduate courses in healthcare management will serve as a resume booster for your career. Designed to fold into our master's degree program.

Associate and Bachelor's Degrees in Healthcare (various) – At Empire State College, you have the ability to customize a degree program to fit your personal and professional pathways. Concentrations are offered in Healthcare Services, Healthcare Studies, Healthcare Management/Administration and others.

You may have already earned college credit for health-related certificates and trainings. Below is a table of qualifiable college-level learning:

NCLEX-RN Examination 32 credits (introductory)
CEN: Certified Emergency Nurse 3 credits (advanced)
Certified Gerontological Nurse 3 credits (advanced)
CHPN: Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse 3 credits (advanced)
CMSRN: Certified Medical Surgical Nurse 4 credits (advanced)
CPN: Certified Pediatric Nurse 3 credits (advanced)
CNOR: Certified Perioperative Nurse 3 credits (advanced)
CPAN: Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse 4 credits (advanced) 1
CAPA: Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse 4 credits (advanced) 2
PCCN: Certified Progressive Care Nurse 3 credits (advanced)
CWCN: Certified Wound Care Nurse 3 credits (advanced)
COCN: Certified Ostomy Care Nurse 3 credits (advanced)
CCCN: Certified Continence Care Nurse 3 credits (advanced)
CCRN Adult: Certified Critical Care Nurse 4 credits (advanced) 3
CCRN Neonatal: Certified Critical Care Nurse 4 credits (advanced) 3
CCRN Pediatric: Certified Critical Care Nurse 4 credits (advanced) 3
Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Generalist 3 credits (advanced)
CWS: Certified Wound Specialist 3 credits (advanced)
CNRN: Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse 3 credits (advanced)
CBNC: Certified Breast Care Nurse 3 credits (advanced)
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support 2 credits (advanced)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support 2 credits (advanced)
Radiologic Technology Training Program (JRCERT Accredited) 57 credits (4 advanced)
First Responder 2 credits (introductory)
EMT-Basic 5 credits (7 total) (introductory)
EMT-Intermediate 10 credits (17 total) (introductory)
EMT-CC 13 credits (30 total) (introductory)
EMT-Paramedic 4 credits (34 total) (introductory)

The SUNY Empire State College Advantage

Since 1971, SUNY Empire State College has provided educational opportunities to working adults with busy schedules. Our dedicated faculty and staff use innovative, alternative and flexible approaches to higher education that transform people and their communities.

Ranked #1 in student satisfaction among SUNY students statewide, SUNY Empire offers the whole package with degree programs that will fit your life. Our rigorous programs connect your unique and diverse interests to your personal learning goals.


SUNY Empire offers a variety of flexible study options to meet the needs of busy adults. Study online, onsite, at residencies, in study groups, or through a blend of these methods. With 35 locations across New York State, a SUNY Empire State location is not far from you. 


Choose among a variety of degree programs - we offer programs for students with varying educational goals and at different stages in their academic careers.


With SUNY tuition, a generous transfer rate, and the option to earn credit for verifiable college-level learning through life and work experience, SUNY Empire State College is the affordable choice. For the most up-to-date information on undergraduate tuition and mandatory student fees, please visit the tuition and fees page.


SUNY Empire State College is a part of the highly respected State University of New York system. Founded in 1971, the college is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.