4400 Vestal Parkway East
Binghamton, New York 13902
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated BSN Programs
RN to BSN Programs
RN to MSN Programs
BSN Program Details
The undergraduate program prepares graduates for generalist practice at the baccalaureate level through program options leading to the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing. Baccalaureate graduates are prepared to apply theory and research from physical, behavioral, and nursing science to the practice of nursing in health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention and management across the life span.
The Decker School prides itself on both the quality and the quantity of its clinical practice experiences that are seen as the foundation for graduates’ success in professional practice. Prior to graduating, students complete hundreds of hours of off-site clinical rotation experiences in acute care and community settings as part of course work. Furthermore, the Decker School also houses an Innovative Practice Center. The laboratory space and equipment significantly expanded in 2005 with a $500,000 gift from the Dr. G. Clifford and Florence B. Decker Foundation. The center is the home to a family of human patient simulators including five Vital Sims, two Sim Men and one Sim Baby. The Center has become an integral component of the education each student experiences at the Decker School of Nursing.
The undergraduate and graduate nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN professional licensure examination.
MSN Program Details
Masters Programs Offered:
Community Health Nursing
Psychiatric Mental Health Programs
Degree programs prepare students for specialization in any of the following functional role areas:
Clinical Nurse Specialist
The program is 48 credits and can be completed in two academic years of full-time study. Part-time study is an option with program plans for three or more years of study.