Education through creative pathways and partnerships
The Rochester General College of Health Careers (RGCOHC) is honored to be a part of Rochester Regional Health. Together with Rochester Regional, we share a mission of enhancing lives and preserving health by enabling access to a comprehensive, fully integrated network of the highest quality and most affordable care, delivered with kindness, integrity, and respect. Rochester Regional Health has a long-standing tradition of providing health care education to support the needs of the Rochester community, and health profession education is an essential part of the organization's mission, vision, and values.
RGCOHC is a private, independent, not-for-profit academic institution entity of the Rochester Regional Health System. In September 2020, the New York State Board of Regents approved the College of Health Careers as a degree granting institution. The first degree program is an Associate in Applied Science with a major in nursing - an LPN to ADN program. Rochester Regional Health was home to the Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing, which offers a practical nurse certificate. This program will transition to the College of Health Careers beginning January 2021.
We are dedicated to preparing adult learners with the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to pursue health careers, advanced education, and lifelong learning.
Our vision is to be a community leader in health care education through creative pathways and partnerships.
Health care that is grounded in the biological, psychological, sociological, and spiritual sciences provide the foundation for our philosophy and beliefs.
We believe in promoting, maintaining and restoring the health of individuals and families, including a peaceful, dignified death.
We believe in providing safe, culturally sensitive, individualized, patient-centered care for diverse individuals and families across the lifespan in a variety of settings.
We believe that professional values guide interactions with individuals, families, and other members of the health care team.
We believe health care professionals have a duty to demonstrate professional behaviors by exhibiting accountability for their actions, meeting the health care needs of patients, and assuming legal responsibility for the care they provide.
We believe that health care professionals demonstrate professional identity by upholding their commitment to the public and by adhering to an established code of ethics.
The faculty and staff of RGCOHC education and prepare graduates to:
We believe that students who graduate from our college ARE ready to practice in a complex and changing health care environment.
The Associate Degree Nursing Program is a pathway program that will allow LPNs from an accredited and/or NYSED approved program to transfer into the program at the RGCOHC. This program is designed specifically for the LPN and will build upon the knowledge/skills that the LPN brings while focusing on role transition of the LPN to RN, specifically further development of clinical judgment and critical thinking. The completed foundation of general education courses is key to this transition.
Overall Program Goals
End of Program Goals
Our end of program student learning outcomes are derived from the mission, philosophy, curriculum framework, and organizing concepts and structure of the nursing program.