College of Health Sciences

In the forefront of wholistic health practice, nursing education, and health information.

The College of Health Sciences at SUNY Poly continues to be in the forefront of nursing practice, nursing education, health information, and Community and Behavioral Health, as it plays a leadership role in central and eastern New York. Our nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the health information program by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Programs are registered by the New York State Education Department.

Kathleen M. Rourke – PhD, MSN, RN, RD: Professor
Interim Dean, College of Health Sciences
PhD, Syracuse University

Our Conceptual Model

Our Conceptual Model depicts the interactive relationships of our core concepts: caring, collaboration, critical reflection, professionalism, and lifelong learning.These concepts provide the core beliefs of students and faculty in the metaparadigm of healthcare and guide professional excellence. As the learners advance in education and practice, they integrate and utilize these concepts within the metaparadigm of person (people), environment (health care system), health, and nursing/practice.Incorporating the effective use of Technology, Evidenced Based Principles, Research and Innovation creates a caring transformational environment that promotes the development of professional practice in wellness and health care, health information management, and nursing.


The State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome is accredited by the Board of Regents of the State of New York. Its academic programs are registered by the State Education Department.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Its educational programs in nursing and health information management are accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the Commission of Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

The undergraduate and graduate nursing programs are registered by the New York State Education Department and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, 1 Dupont Circle NW, Washington, DC, 202-887-6791). The CCNE is recognized
by the U.S. Department of Education as an accrediting agency for nursing programs at both the baccalaureate and graduate levels.

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