An expanded nursing training program is the focus of an agreement between Tompkins Cortland Community College and the Cayuga Medical Center.
The agreement will allow the College to create a new evening nursing program based in Ithaca, starting in January 2022. Cayuga Medical Center will provide a total contribution of $237,474 to the College over four years, funding the additional nursing faculty needed to expand the program. The agreement will allow the College to accommodate 10 students that start in January 2022 and graduate in December 2023, and another 10 students starting in January 2024 and graduating in December 2025.
“We are thrilled to be able to partner with Tompkins Cortland Community College to help improve access to those who wish to further their education into the field of nursing,” said Martin Stallone, CEO of Cayuga Health. “These are unprecedented times for healthcare and the need for nurses has never been greater than it is now. We have worked closely with TC3 for many years, and we look forward to continuing to do so to the betterment of our community and the people we serve.”
Students will take all their general education requirements prior to beginning the nursing program, allowing them to complete the nursing requirements by taking classes and doing clinical visits just three nights per week
A new evening training program will begin with ten students, next month in Ithaca.
Graduation for the first class is anticipated in two years.