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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

College of Nursing

Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow
Educating the Next Diverse Leaders in Healthcare
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    Accelerated BS in Nursing

    This is a 15-month, full-time, program that prepares beginning practitioners to assume a variety of roles in different settings.

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    MS in Nurse Anesthesia

    Prepares registered nurses with the advanced knowledge, skills and critical thinking required to practice as nurse anesthetists.

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    MS in Family or Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

    Prepares registered nurses with the advanced knowledge, clinical judgment, and diagnostic skills that undergird the care of families across the age continuum or the care of women throughout the lifespan.

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    MS in Pediatrics or
    Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

    Prepares registered nurses to influence nursing practice and outcomes, and intervene at the system level, and with advanced knowledge and skills implement strategies in the care of children and adolescents or in the care of adults and older adults.

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    Nursing in History

    "I have an almost complete disregard of precedent, and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I go for anything new that might improve the past."

    Clara Barton

Save the Date

Honor Society
Fall Program Meeting

Monday, November 10, 2014
6 pm – Alumni Auditorium

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Why come to Downstate?

  • An academic health center with opportunities for interprofessional collaboration
  • Quality education at an affordable cost
  • Cutting-edge curriculum with innovative approaches
  • Broad network of clinical affiliations in multiple settings
  • State-of-the-Art Simulation Laboratory
  • Qualified faculty with clinical specializations
  • Diverse faculty, student and staff
  • And many reasons more…

Nursing in Brooklyn

Meeting the Challenge

Committed to educating nurses from all backgrounds for a diverse workforce in the fight against health disparities.


Nursing at Downstate

Growing, Guiding and Educating since 1966

Making a difference in hospitals to ambulatory clinics to community healthcare settings to the halls of academic and research institutions.