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The Belanger School of Nursing

School of Nursing

The academic and clinical foundation for a successful career

The Belanger School of Nursing prepares men and women for licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse. The program is registered by the New York State Education Department jointly with Schenectady County Community College. This hospital-based school awards an Associate in Science degree in Nursing conferred by the Ellis Medicine Board of Trustees.

The 64 credit curriculum is designed to be completed in four semesters. The primary focus of instruction is the care of the hospitalized patient with emphasis on clinical practice.

The Belanger School of Nursing has articulation agreements with S.U.N.Y., Polytechnic Institute at Utica/Rome, Siena College, The Sage Colleges, Chamberlain College, Empire State College, Excelsior College, Maria College, Walden University, SUNY Delhi and Grand Canyon University. Following graduation from the School of Nursing, a bachelor's degree in nursing may be obtained after two years of full time study.

Many graduates of the School of Nursing choose to begin their nursing careers at Ellis Medicine. All departments that employ registered nurses welcome new graduates of Ellis Medicine's own nursing school.

The Belanger School of Nursing’s curriculum, program of study, meets the educational requirements to award the Associate in Science, Nursing degree upon successful completion of the program. Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam for Registered Nurse licensure in New York. Other states may have different educational requirements for Registered Nurse licensure. The Belanger School of Nursing has not made a determination of whether the curriculum meets educational requirements for professional licensure in states other than New York.

CLICK HERE for the Board of Nursing Professional Licensure Requirements by State

Fall 2021 Application Deadline


Application Completion Deadline  January 15, 2021.  

Application and all required components (see Application Completion Checklist) must be received no later than 4:00 PM on this date. Applications not completed by this date will not be reviewed for Fall 2021 enrollment.

Call 518.831.8810 for more information.

Kaplan Admissions Test

All students applying to the Belanger School of Nursing are required to take the Kaplan Admission Test.


A request for transcript is to be directed to the Registrar's office. The written request must include the name of the student as he/she was enrolled, the class and the recipient's complete address. The written request must include the signature of the requestor. No transcript request will be accepted by phone.

Download a Transcript Request Form here.

Belanger/Ellis School of Nursing Alumni Association 

We want to hear from you!

The Belanger School of Nursing is revitalizing its Alumni Association and wants former students to get involved! If you would like to join the development process, contact Carolyn Lansing at 518.243.1582.

Contact Us

To learn more about The Belanger School of Nursing, please call 518.243.4471.


CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

Ellis Medicine, The Belanger School of Nursing has signed and returned to the Education Department, the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that it intends to use no less than $39,370 of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

There are 71 students at Ellis Medicine’s, The Belanger School of Nursing, who are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

Eligible students are required to complete and submit a CARES – Student Funding Application (see attached pdf) to the school of nursing. Grant funds will be considered based on need.  The Belanger School of Nursing will consider how much students will receive under the direction of Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. As of July 10, 2020, no money from the grant has been distributed to students.

Update as of August 11, 2020:  Submitted applications have been reviewed and reimbursement to students totaling $10,409.00  are being processed.BSON will send out a third notice to eligible students encouraging them to submit an application for eligible expenses incurred related to the disruption of campus operations during the COVID-19 crisis.  

Update as of August 20, 2020:  Application submission deadline for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund: CARES Act is set for Saturday, September 5, 2020 at midnight.  After final review of applications and disbursement of funds received by the deadline; the remaining funds will be equally distributed to eligible students.

Update as of October 16, 2020:  The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund: CARES Act current disbursement of funds has totaled $21,015.  The remaining funds will be equally distributed to eligible students.

Cares Student Funding Application

Admission Advisement

If you are considering pursuing an RN education, now is the time to meet with us to see what we have to offer. Please call the school at 518.831.8810 for an individual advisement session with an Admissions Advisor or to reserve a spot in our group information sessions which are held the first Thursday of each month via Zoom. Contact Carolyn Lansing at for more information. 

NY Forward Safety Plan

CLICK HERE for NY Forward Safety Plan -The Belanger School of Nursing’s Safety Plan outlining its operational strategy to prevent the spread of COVID-19.