A Proud, Caring Profession
When you choose Maria, you become part of one the Capital Region’s strongest, most respected nursing programs. We have been preparing students for nearly 50 years—and have graduated more than 4,200 nurses. In virtually every healthcare setting in the Capital Region, and in facilities across the nation, our graduates use the skills they learned at Maria to enhance healthcare and change lives.
High-tech, real-world experience
Maria nursing students have access to the latest technology, including the Capital Region’s most advanced nursing simulation lab and first 3-D virtual dissection Anatomage Table. Virtual patient educational software helps students improve their diagnostic and communication skills. Clinical rotations—in the region’s top hospitals, long-term care centers, and other nursing practice settings—give students invaluable hands-on experience.
A personal, evidence-based approach
Our faculty members are chosen for their combination of expertise and dedication. Instructors draw on their professional nursing experience to provide a solid academic foundation and underscore the importance of evidence-based nursing. As instructors, advisors, and mentors, faculty members model the care and personal attention that distinguish both Maria and our nursing graduates.