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[March 19,2010]


SUNY Downstate Honors Board-Certified Nurses

SUNY Downstate Medical Center celebrated Certified Nurses Day March 19 by honoring its board-certified nurses with a morning program. Certified nurses from SUNY Downstate’s University Hospital of Brooklyn and the College of Nursing attended the event.

Board certification of nurses plays an increasingly important role in the assurance of high standards of care for patients. SUNY Downstate encourages national board certification for all its nurses.

Please visit the following link to see a full list of names of those honored:



SUNY Downstate Medical Center, founded in 1860, was the first medical school in the United States to bring teaching out of the lecture hall and to the patient’s bedside. A center of innovation and excellence in research and clinical service delivery, SUNY Downstate Medical Center comprises a College of Medicine, Colleges of Nursing and Health Related Professions, a School of Graduate Studies, a School of Public Health, University Hospital of Brooklyn, and an Advanced Biotechnology Park and Biotechnology Incubator.

SUNY Downstate ranks ninth nationally in the number of alumni who are on the faculty of American medical schools.  More physicians practicing in New York City have graduated from SUNY Downstate than from any other medical school.