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 of Nursing offers graduate level programs of study culminating in professional graduate degrees of the Master of Science (MS) and Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) with majors in family, community health, psychiatric mental health or adult-gerontological nursing. The Decker School also offers the research degree Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing, with emphases in rural health and vulnerable populations.

Innovative Simulation and Practice Center

At the Decker School of Nursing, the Innovative Simulation and Practice Center (ISPC) is an integral part of the education experience. The laboratory space and equipment that comprise the Center significantly expanded in 2005 with a generous gift from the Dr. G. Clifford and Florence B. Decker Foundation.

Last Updated: 2/24/14