Why Earn an Advanced Certificate in Nursing?
As a registered nurse, you've already built a foundation for a long, fulfilling career in healthcare. An advanced certificate can open doors to nursing careers in family health, women's health and nursing education.
Why Earn an Advanced Certificate in Nursing at SUNY Downstate?
Every community—urban or rural, wealthy or not—deserves quality healthcare. At SUNY Downstate, diversity is a driving force: We believe nursing needs to reflect the communities we serve. More than 70 percent of our nursing students are members of minority groups.
SUNY Downstate is the only academic medical center in Brooklyn. As a nursing student, you'll collaborate with other experts: physicians at University Hospital, practitioners from our School of Health Professions and researchers seeking breakthroughs at our School of Graduate Studies. Those opportunities, and access to our 8-bed Simulation Center, will give you new insights into the field—and the tools to narrow gaps in health care that are too common.
What You Will Learn
- Gain the advanced theoretical knowledge, clinical judgment and diagnostic skills needed to become a specialist.
- With Brooklyn's only academic medical center as a backdrop, you'll get a wide-ranging view of the entire healthcare system. You'll build leadership experience, as well as an understanding of policy and advocacy.
Careers & Outcomes
Nurses everywhere are perpetually in demand—and graduates of SUNY Downstate's certificate program in nursing find opportunities in every kind of healthcare setting.
- Nurse Practitioner in Women's Health
- Nurse Practitioner in Family Health
- SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University Hospital
- Northwell Health
- New York-Presbyterian Hospital
- NYU Langone Health
- Maimonides Medical Center
- Kings County Hospital Center
Advanced Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner
The program prepares registered nurses with the advanced theoretical knowledge, clinical judgment, and diagnostic skills that lay the foundation for the care of families across the age continuum.
Advanced Certificate in Nursing Education
The advanced certificate in nursing education is a hybrid, 12-credit program designed to prepare Registered Nurses with masters or doctoral degrees for educational roles in community organizations and academic settings.
Advanced Certificate in Women's Health Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
The program prepares registered nurses with the advanced theoretical knowledge, clinical judgment, and diagnostic skills that lay the foundation for the care of women throughout the lifespan.
Meet Our Faculty
A SUNY Downstate nursing education is built on theory, practice and equity—and each of our faculty are committed to each of those precepts. You'll work one-on-one with nurses who have served as both caregivers and thought leaders, contributing to nursing scholarship in leading publications.
Master your skills.
Our Simulation Laboratory features a labor and delivery room, isolation room, critical care beds and step-down unit beds. Students practice health assessment, psychomotor skills, critical thinking and teamwork.
Shine at Downstate.
Exceptional students can join Sigma Theta Tau, the national honor society of nursing.
Join the ranks of the best.
US News & World Report ranks our master's program among the top 100 in the country.