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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

College of Nursing

  • Advanced Certificate Program: Nursing Education

    Offered as a hybrid, 12-credit program designed to prepare Registered Nurses with masters or doctoral degrees for educational roles in community organizations and academic settings.

    Nursing Programs

  • Accelerated BS in Nursing

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

    Nursing Programs

  • 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

    Nursing Programs

  • 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



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.


The College of Nursing is recruiting students for the first cohort of Post Masters Doctor of Nursing Practice Students for Spring 2020. Application inquires can be made to

Save the Date

White Coat Ceremony
October 28th, 2019 at 5:00 pm
Alumni Auditorium and Atrium