A portion of the email read: “I am so grateful and feel honored to be a part of the program and SUNY Delhi! Congratulations to all...feeling very good about what this program has become, and the potential for what is yet to be. It is truly special to be on top, and to get this level of recognition. Now, we have to maintain it!”
“Cheryle wrote, ‘I know it’s cold there, but I suspect the news of the recognition warmed you,’” Vancko said.
Both Vancko and Nader praised Dr. Mary Pat Lewis, Dean of SUNY Delhi’s School of Nursing.
“The BSN program is an affordable, accessible option for those who wish to further their nursing education,” said Lewis. “Students benefit from a state-of-the-art curriculum that is delivered by faculty with the highest credentials in the field.”
Delhi’s online RN to BSN program has grown steadily since it was launched six years ago, according to a news release Wednesday. According to the release, the program has been commended by accrediting agencies for its curricular design, quality of instruction and strong academic support, particularly in the areas of advisement and technology.
According to its website, the nursing program is “designed with the working registered nurse in mind and offers versatility and flexibility, as the program is 100% online.”
SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher congratulated the school’s leadership in online learning, according to the release.
“Congratulations to President Vancko and all of the faculty and staff at SUNY Delhi who contributed to this outstanding recognition as the top destination nationally for online bachelor’s degree programs,” Zimpher said.
Vancko said SUNY Delhi has recently expanded its online options to include a fully online bachelor’s degree program in Criminal Justice, the first online Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science degree to be introduced within the State University of New York.
Nader said he is proud of SUNY Delhi’s ranking.
“It is a testament to the great work the faculty and staff are doing,” Nader said. “It is nice to be recognized, but the interaction between faculty and students and the quality of the program is what really matters to us.”