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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

College of Nursing

  • Best Grad Schools 2021

    Downstate's College of Nursing is ranked in U.S. News & World Report for 2021

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  • Top RN to BSN Programs

    Downstate's College of Nursing is ranked #3 for Best Online RN to BSN Program in RNtoMSN's 2021 Top Schools Rankings.

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  • Top RN to BSN Programs

    Downstate's College of Nursing is ranked #3 for Most Affordable RN to BSN Program in RNtoMSN's 2021 Top Schools Rankings.

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  • 2020 Best Colleges

    GradReports has ranked the College of Nursing at SUNY Downstate #9 on the 2020 Best Colleges list

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  • 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

  • DNP 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



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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.


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Your input is important to us

The College of Nursing always strives to provide the best possible educational experience for our students. Please let us know how we are doing and how we can even serve you better.


Through a grant awarded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) Program, the College of Nursing is proud to offer Graduate Student Scholarships.

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Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, College of Nursing activities are postponed. Please check back frequently for updates.