Our Programs


Accelerated BS in Nursing

A 15-month full time program open only to applicants who have earned a baccalaureate degree in any discipline by the date of enrollment. Applicants must meet prerequisite and admission requirements by the start of registration.

RN to BS in Nursing

Open only to registered nurses and applicants who expect to complete the process of RN licensure by the date of enrollment. The program is designed to build a professional career and prepare the RN for graduate study in nursing.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Prepares nurses for the highest level of nursing practice in which they can actively participate by attaining the triple aim of healthcare:

  • improving the patient experience of care
  • improving the health of populations
  • reducing the per capita cost of health care

Advanced Certificates

In Family Nurse Practitioner

Designed for registered nurses with Master of Science degree in nursing or in one of the advanced practice nursing roles, laying the foundation for the care of families across the age continuum.

In Nursing Education

A hybrid, 12-credit program designed to prepare Registered Nurses with masters or doctoral degrees for educational roles in community organizations and academic settings. Students will be prepared to become leaders and change agents within nursing education and practice.

NOTE: Students currently enrolled in Downstate's graduate nursing programs may apply as non-matriculating students, click here for the PDF application. You do not need to complete the citizenship, educational, history and employment history sections.

Additional Required Program Fees

The following PDF files list additional fees for various items not listed in the Tuition and Fees webpage for the College of Nursing. They include a description of the fee and due dates.