College of Nursing

Better health outcomes demand new approaches. See what leadership for tomorrow looks like at SUNY Downstate’s College of Nursing.

Equity first. Quality and innovation always.

At SUNY Downstate, you'll collaborate across disciplines and learn the latest techniques. As you hone your craft in one of the world's largest, most diverse cities, we back your education with a simple premise: All communities deserve access to the expertise you're building.

Baccalaureate Program Master's Programs Doctoral Program Advanced Certificate Programs

The Power of Six

Our College of Nursing is one of six schools in our academic health center, and you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty, staff and students in each. So you may evaluate patients alongside physicians from our College of Medicine, or evaluate health outcomes with our School of Public Health.

8 Number of bays in our simulation lab.

Apply the skills you learn in class here. The lab includes a labor and delivery room, isolation room, and step-down and critical care beds.

70% Nursing students who come from minority groups.

We're committed to boosting diversity among the ranks of the city's nursing corps. Just 12% of the 2.9 million nurses in the U.S. are minorities.

#9 College of Nursing's rank by GradReports.

Our midwifery program was ranked 30th by U.S. News & World Report.

Nursing Schools Almanac Rankings

Nursing Schools Almanac releases its 2022 rankings of U.S. nursing schools

Here is a summary of Downstate’s placement in their rankings:
#4 overall in New York
#4 overall in the New York City metropolitan area
#84 nursing school in the United States
#46 among public nursing schools
#17 overall in the Mid-Atlantic region

Nursing School Almanac’s rankings

Schools of Nursing in New York rankings

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SUNY Downstate College of Nursing: Online RN-BS Program

Learn more about SUNY Downstate College of Nursing highly ranked Online RN-BS Program--where you earn your BS-N in 3 semesters at an affordable cost, with devoted & nurturing faculty.


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