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The SUNY Niagara Registered Nurse degree program is committed to the education of registered professional nurses and the promotion of wellness in the community.

The Nursing program offers clinical experiences at hospitals, health care facilities, and community agencies in Niagara, Erie, and Orleans counties to provide students with important clinical experiences in all areas of health care.

Graduates of the program are eligible to take the National Council License Examination (NCLEX-RN) for registered nurses through the State Education Department. The Registered Nurse program has been accredited since 1976. The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) is located at 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia 30326 404-975-5000,

The nursing program is also accredited by The State Education Department, Division of Professional Education 89 Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor, West Wing, Albany, NY 12234 518-486-2967,

Program Goals and Objectives
  • Be employed in a position for which the program prepared them and express satisfaction with the program.
  • Students are expected to complete the program in four semesters.
  • The graduates will be reported by the New York State Education Department to have passed the NCLEX-RN licensure exam at a rate equal to or exceeding 80%.

Alumni Spotlight

Tammy M. Pesaresi ’16, RN BSN

“SUNY Niagara’s Nursing program gives students a strong nursing foundation through its combination of classroom, laboratory skills, simulation laboratory and clinical rotations. The talented nursing faculty at SUNY Niagara helped me to not only become an RN, but gave me the tools to succeed in other advanced nursing degree programs and professionally. In addition to my educational journey, my professional career has also led me back to where my nursing career began, SUNY Niagara. In early 2019 I began working as a clinical adjunct instructor and part-time lab skills evaluator for the RN program.”

Tammy M. Pesaresi

2024 Nursing Information Center

All applications, forms, and transcripts to be in the ranking for Fall 2024 Nursing acceptance should be completed between September 1, 2023, and February 1, 2024.

Student Achievement Data


The Aggregate NCLEX-RN pass rate for the May 2023 graduates is 94.94%.
The completion rate (150% of time) for the 2020-2023 cohort is 40%.
The completion rate (100% of time) for the 2023 cohort is 36%.

Program Coordinators

Kareen Klettke

Kareen Klettke, MSNEd, RN

Nursing I Course Coordinator

Phone: 716-614-5956
Location: C-170

Anne Marie Holler

Anne Marie Holler, MSN Ed, RN

Nursing II Course Coordinator

Phone: 716-614-5944
Location: C-183

Babette Strassburg

Babette Strassburg, MS, RN

Nursing III Course Coordinator

Phone: 716-614-6803
Location: C-179

Julie Woodworth

Dr. Julie Woodworth, RN, CNE

Nursing IV Course Coordinator

Phone: 716-614-5938
Location: C-176

Program Contact

Dr. Diane Pytlik-Flammia, DHA, MSN, RN
Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, Nursing, Physical & Allied Health Programs
Location: B-133
Division Office: 716-614-5940

Admissions Contact

Phone: 716-614-6200
Location: A-105 Notar Administration Building