DSON 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 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.
I am very pleased to welcome you to the Decker School of Nursing at Binghamton University. The School is named in honor of Dr. G. Clifford and Florence B. Decker, long-time residents of Binghamton, NY. With great foresight, Dr. Decker established The Decker Foundation to support educational and health care activities in the region. We are proud to carry the Decker name as a legacy to the generosity and belief in the power of education of Dr. and Mrs. Decker.
The School provides excellence in nursing education, scholarship and practice. Now, more than ever, opportunities for nurses are expanding. The Decker School is committed to providing an outstanding educational program from the baccalaureate to the PhD level. Graduates of the School have assumed leadership roles in practice, education and administration throughout the nation.
The School is housed in the Academic Building B on the Binghamton campus. This modern facility offers classrooms, workspace for students, staff and faculty, and offices. Our newly dedicated Innovative Practice Center provides students with state-of-the-art equipment to assist their learning.
The masters and doctoral programs reflect a commitment to improving the health of rural communities through education of nurses to provide the highest quality care for rural individuals, families and communities. The PhD program is unique with its emphasis on rural health.
Thank you for visiting the Decker School. Should you have questions or want to know more about the School, you will find an abundance of information on this website. Our excellent faculty and staff can also respond to your inquiries through e-mail or telephone. I encourage you to visit the Decker School and see for yourself all that our nursing program has to offer.
Last Updated: 10/1/13