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Welcome to MVCC's Department of Nursing!

At Mohawk Valley Community College's Department of Nursing, the student is the center of our focus, and diversity in students and faculty is sought, valued and nurtured.

We educate professional nurses at the associate level to practice in collaborative or leadership roles in hospitals as well as clinics, mental health facilities and long-term care.  Our graduates enter the work force with confidence and compassion, and are often sought-after by area and regional employers.

MVCC’s Department of Nursing is nationally recognized for its excellence in nursing education and quality of its faculty.  The MVCC Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).  The program is registered by the New York State Department of Education and approved by the Department of Education's Office of the Professions.

Thank you for your interest in our Nursing Program.  We look forward to having you visit our campus.  We hope that our website will provide answers to your inquiries.  If you have any other questions, please call 315.792.5375.

Cordially Yours,

Melissa Copperwheat, RN, MS, OCN
Interim Associate Dean
 of Health Professions

Mohawk Valley Community College


Program Mission Statement

The nursing program cultivates the next generation of registered nurse professionals to positively impact the health of our community through a commitment to excellence and a spirit of service.

Program Vision Statement

To be the leading innovative program in the Mohawk Valley to prepare safe, competent, autonomous nurse leaders who will engage in lifelong learning to improve the health of people within the Mohawk Valley and global communities.


End of Program Student Learning Outcomes/Program Outcomes


Mohawk Valley Community College Nursing Program Student Outcomes:

Graduation Rate69%70%70%
1st Time Licensure Pass Rate73.8%70.4%87.7%
Job Placement Rate69%70%75%


Melissa Copperwheat,

Interim Associate Dean
of Health Professions

Utica Campus - Payne Hall, Room 349
Telephone - 315.792.5499

Email Melissa Copperwheat