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Student Accomplishment


On November 9, 2014 CPT Estacy Porter was recognized as a Garifuna Veteran at the Garifuna Veterans of America Core Values Award. She was recognized for her sacrifice and service to this great nation. She received a citation from the New York State Assembly for outstanding citizen, one who is worthy of the esteem of both the Community and the great State of New York. Additionally, she received two citations from the City Council for an outstanding citizen, one who is worthy of the esteem of both community and the great City of New York.

CPT Porter, is originally from Bronx, New York and has been serving in the United States Army for 19 years. She recently relocated to Binghamton from Columbus , Georgia with her four children and was selected by the Army to attend Binghamton University's Post-Masters Community Health Nurse Practitioner and DNP program.


Important Notice

The following change in the Application Deadline for all Graduate Programs of DSON.

These changes apply to all masters, DNP and post-graduate certificate applications!


Fall Admission

Spring Admission


February 15 for full consideration; later applications considered if space available October 15, later if space available


February 15 for full consideration; later applications considered if space available October 15, later if space available



Important Notice

To the Decker School of Nursing's Community of Interest, including all nursing students and alumni, School of Nursing Faculty, Clinical Preceptors of post-masters and DNP students, faculty of Binghamton University, and supporters of the Decker School of Nursing:

On September 17, 18 and 19, 2014, the Post-Masters certificate programs and DNP Program will be undergoing an accreditation review by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). We are requested by the CCNE to provide our "Community of Interest" an opportunity to submit third-party comments to the CCNE prior to their visit to the school. All comments will be treated with the strictest of confidentiality and anonymity. Your comments will not be seen by any of the School of Nursing's administrators or faculty.

All comments should be submitted in writing, signed, and mailed to:

Catherine Sneed
Accreditation Coordinator
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
1 DuPont Circle NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036

All comments will be accepted by CCNE until August 15, 2014. We thank you for your support in helping us to achieve CCNE accreditation for the Post-Masters, and DNP Program.



Tak Yan was sworn in 5/13/14 as an Army nurse corp reservist.

American College of Nurse Midwives Preceptor Award

Elaine Rosenwach was recently honored by receiving the American College of Nurse Midwives annual 2014 Outstanding Preceptor Award. This award honors a preceptor of student CNM/CMs who has shown outstanding qualities for leadership and teaching, been a mentor for multiple students, and has repeatedly promoted the standards of midwifery education.
Elaine was nominated by Stony Brook Nurse-midwifery Program as she has been a long standing preceptor and has been actively precepting nurse-midwifery and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner students since the inception of the nurse midwifery program in 1996. Decker School of Nursing is fortunate to have Elaine precept many FNP students for us in the past. Elaine currently is with Decker us as adjunct faculty since fall 2013. Congrats Elaine!

Last Updated: 11/12/14