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The Decker School of Nursing provides excellent preparation in nursing education, scholarship and practice, and offers graduate level programs of study ranging from certificates to the PhD. The Decker School of Nursing graduate nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) through June 19, 2019.

In the Master of Science program (MS), students select one of four functional roles to pursue as a clinical nurse specialist, administrator, educator or nurse practitioner. Dual roles are also available for additional credit.

The Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) program is designed to prepare Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Nurse Specialists to respond more efficiently to changes in health care delivery and emerging health care needs. The DNP focuses on providing leadership for evidence-based practice, and will incorporate the advanced practice content currently included in the master's program.

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Application Deadlines

  Fall Admission Spring Admission

MS

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

Admission Requirements*

The standards maintained by The Graduate School and individual departments and programs are applied to ensure that applicants admitted to the University are well qualified and trained to study at this institution and have a reasonable expectation of successfully completing a graduate program, and who, with the benefit of graduate education, are most likely to contribute substantially to their academic or professional fields.

To be eligible, you must have and provide:

  • A bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university
  • Complete set of your undergraduate and graduate transcripts. At minimum, a 3.0 GPA is required. See details.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Online graduate degree application and application fee
  • Transcripts from each college/university you have attended
  • Two letters of recommendation (three letters of recommendation for DNP applicants)
  • Personal statement (2-3 pages) describing your reasons for pursuing graduate study, your career aspirations, your special interests within your field, and any unusual features of your background that might need explanation or be of interest to your program's admissions committee.
    • DNP applicants should specifically address how the DNP will advance their career. See below.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages)
    • DNP applicants should specifically address or detail evidence of the applicant's professional productivity, scholarship or involvement in research
  • Official GRE scores
  • Nursing licensure 

And, for international applicants:

  • International Student Financial Statement form (PDF)
  • Official bank statement/proof of support
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores

Depending on your desired program, you must also meet the following requirements:

MS

  • Undergraduate degree in nursing from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited school of nursing
  • Previous, successful completion of a course in descriptive statistics
  • Computer literacy skills
  • A current, unencumbered license to practice as a registered professional nurse
  • One year of full-time employment as a registered nurse is strongly encouraged (Candidates without one year of previous full-time employment may wish to consider enrolling in a part-time program while they acquire the needed work experience)
  • Note: all applicants are required to have taken and passed the NCLEX examination prior to the start of clinical courses

DNP

  • Students holding an undergraduate degree:
    • Bachelor's degree in nursing from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program
    • Successful completion of a descriptive statistics course
    • An interview with the Program Director or member of the DNP admissions committee
    • At least one year of full-time employment as an RN is recommended
  • Students holding a master's degree:
    • Bachelor's degree in nursing from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program
    • Master's degree in nursing from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program
    • Successful completion of a graduate-level statistics course (within the past five years)
    • Current national certification as a nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist
  • All DNP applicants:
    • Computer literacy skills
    • A current, unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Personal statement (500-1000 words) that specifically addresses how the DNP will enhance your career
    • The C.V. should specifically address or detail evidence of the applicant's professional productivity, scholarship or involvement in research

*This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to keep it accurate and up-to-date, we recommend you contact the department for program-specific requirements.

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Contact

Jennie Orton, Assistant to the Director of Graduate Programs
jorton@binghamton.edu
607-777-4614

Decker School of Nursing website

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Last Updated: 10/7/14