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[June 12, 2015]

SUNY Downstate’s College of Nursing and its Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs Dr. Nellie Bailey Receive Recognition from the Brooklyn Borough President


Dr. Nellie Bailey receives citation from Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams

At a recent conference sponsored by the Omega Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, held on the SUNY Downstate Medical Center campus, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams presented citations to the College of Nursing and to Nellie Bailey, EdD, PHCNS-BC, clinical associate professor and associate dean for undergraduate programs in the College of Nursing.

The College of Nursing was recognized for its “outstanding commitment to promoting excellence and providing outstanding services and support to local residents and those in need." The College was also commended "for maintaining a successful nursing program that ensures the nursing profession continues to serve the citizens of this great borough with high standards of care."

Joining with SUNY Downstate professionals and members and supporters of the Omega Chi Chapter, Borough President Adams recognized Dr. Bailey for her “efforts in the healthcare field to educate the nurses and nursing students at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.”  Dr. Bailey also received thanks “for all she has done to touch and improve the lives of many, helping to move our communities forward as One Brooklyn.”

Daisy Cruz-Richman, PhD, RN, dean of the College of Nursing, said, “The faculty and staff of the College of Nursing and I are honored to have received this citation. We also are immensely proud of Dr. Bailey for her achievements and for receiving the Borough President’s recognition.”


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 twelfth 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.