Decker News and Upcoming Events

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!

LGBTQ* Families will be Topic of Upcoming Wednesday Webinars

Calling all LGBTQ parents, prospective parents, and allies! Please join Pride and Joy Families for our upcoming Wednesday Webinars with presenter Arlene Istar Lev, Albany-area family therapist, educator and writer. The first session in the two-part series is "Parenting Teens," and will take place on Wednesday, February 26, 6:30 - 8:00 pm. The program is free but registration is required.

According to organizers, "Helping an adolescent become a responsible, independent, and compassionate adult with a full sense of their own identity is no small task. Doing so in the context of an LGBTQ-led family may pose additional challenges, and perhaps even a few benefits." This live educational program will offer attendees a greater understanding of emerging teen and young adult developmental stages, offer advice to parents on how to provide adequate oversight to ensure their teen's safety, while providing enough independence for them to take responsibility for themselves and maybe even make their own mistakes. The webinar will feature a 1-hour presentation, plus a half-hour of lively conversation and Q&A. Register here for Webinar on Raising Teens.

The second webinar in the series, "Nurturing Relationships between Parents," on Wednesday, March 19, 6:30-8:00 pm will follow the same format. This session begins with the premise that maintaining loving relationships with a partner or spouse while rearing children is a Herculean task. The workshop will address how we as adults maintain our loving connections, find time for one another, and take care of the many responsibilities that challenge us as parents. Register here for Webinar on Adult Relationships.

The Lesbian and Gay Family Building Project sponsors the Wednesday Webinar Series. The Project is dedicated to helping LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) people in Upstate New York achieve their goals of building and sustaining healthy families. Our network of Pride and Joy Families provides social and educational opportunities, and a sense of community to LGBTQ parents and their children. Visit our website or find us on Facebook at Pride and Joy Families.

For registration and further information about the webinar series, please contact Mayumi Park, Secy., Lesbian and Gay Family Building Project, at or 607.777.3717.

* Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer

Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Course

Binghamton University Decker School of Nursing is happy to announce that we are hosting the Margaret Fitzgerald Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Course. In an effort to support the growing population of NPs who will be caring for the increased numbers of patients that will be entering the primary care setting, Binghamton University Decker School of Nursing would like offer this course to the community and surrounding schools of nursing. Registration for the review course is available by clicking here.

Last Updated: 6/18/14