Lourdes offers a variety of educational opportunities to our nursing staff, including tuition forgiveness, tuition reimbursement, and continuing education.

Tuition Forgiveness

Lourdes nurses benefit from an individualized unit-specific orientation of four to six weeks.Lourdes offers tuition repayment for our graduate nurses. We offer $10,000.00 for Bachelor's Degree in Nursing prepared graduates. This is paid out over a two year period. Eligible candidates need to be employed in at least a 48 hour position.

Tuition Reimbursement

Employees are encouraged to develop their skills and potential by taking advantage of educational courses and programs. To promote staff development, Lourdes provides tuition reimbursement to full-time and part-time employees, who have completed their three (3) month probationary period, for: course work at an accredited college, secondary school, business school, or vocational school; correspondence programs; conferences; workshops and seminars.

Degree Programs that are Healthcare or Job Related
Full-time and part-time employees who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a field that is healthcare or job related, and considered to be of current or future benefit to Lourdes, or are taking courses matriculated towards such a degree are eligible for tuition reimbursement.

Continuing Education that is Job Related
Full-time and part-time employees, who are taking Continuing Education that is not degree oriented, non-matriculated, are eligible for tuition reimbursement for only those courses, workshops, seminars, correspondence programs that are job related.

Enrollment in an Executive MBA (EMBA) program is eligible for tuition reimbursement and is subject to all tuition reimbursement requirements and the calendar year maximum.

Continuing Education for Nurses

Well-known for high quality care, Lourdes is committed to continuous learning for all of our employees. Prior to the application of new treatments or procedures, education is provided to ensure the nurse's comfort level and to assure safe delivery of care. This commitment is ongoing throughout a nurse's career at Lourdes.

Ongoing Educational Opportunities for Nurses at Lourdes

  • Competency Based Orientation
  • Dysrhythmia Class
  • Preceptor Classes
  • Moderate Sedation Certification
  • Epidural Certification
  • Chemotherapy Certification
  • BLS Certification
  • ACLS Certification
  • CPR Instructor certification
  • Critical Care Programs
  • Emergency Care Programs

Contact Human Resources at 607-798-5256 for complete information about any of the education opportunities listed above.

Joint Commission Gold Seal

Lourdes has been awarded the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

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Lourdes has received
Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence

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Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer

New York State Desginated Stroke Center

Lourdes is a New York State Designated Stroke Center

One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery

One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement