Memorial School of Nursing Renamed Memorial College of Nursing

The Memorial Hospital School of Nursing at Albany Memorial Hospital has received approval from the New York State Board of Regents to change its name to the Memorial College of Nursing.

The Memorial College of Nursing offers an Associate’s Degree Registered Nurse (RN) program to educate and prepare students to become skilled and competent professional nurses. The college holds near-perfect pass rates on the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX), with students achieving consistently higher scores than the average pass rate in New York State.

Additionally, for 2014-15, the Memorial College of Nursing ranked first out of 102 schools offering nursing programs in New York State, based on the percentage of graduates passing the NCLEX.

“We are proud of our record of educating tomorrow’s nurses today,” said Mary-Jane Araldi, MSN, RN, director of the Memorial College of Nursing. “Nursing continues to be a vital and noble profession, with the demand for health care services growing as Americans are living longer and the baby boomer population needs care. Our college stands ready to grow the next generation of nurses to care for all those in need.”

The Memorial College of Nursing was established on November 19, 1904 as the Training School of the Homeopathic Hospital of Albany, New York. It was the first in record to be registered with the New York State Board of Regents, graduating the first class of nursing students in 1906. The names of the hospital and school were changed in 1923 establishing the Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.

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