Nursing (BS)

Program Overview

Rigorous academic coursework, combined with hands-on learning experiences, make the Decker School of Nursing graduates exceptional. Prior to graduating, students complete hundreds of hours of off-site clinical rotations in acute-care and community settings as part of coursework.

NOTE: In 2020, the Decker School of Nursing will move to Johnson City, N.Y., joining the University's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences on the University's 13-acre Health Sciences Campus. The move will give Decker additional space, enabling program expansion and providing much-needed room to meet growing simulation demands. Learn more

Degrees Offered

  • BS in Nursing

Internships, research opportunities and more

The Decker School houses an Innovative Simulation and Practice Center (ISPC). The ISPC, which is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, is equipped with a 10-bed hospital ward and three exam rooms where students practice on interactive mannequins that include newborn, pediatric and adult "patients" to simulate real situations.

Areas of faculty research include cardiovascular, children/adolescents, disaster preparedness, education, health promotion, rural health and violence/substance abuse.


Some courses to consider in your first year:

After You Graduate

With scores above the state and national average, Decker students are prepared for the NCLEX-RN exam (the national licensing test to become a registered nurse).

An undergraduate degree in nursing allows students to enter a wide range of nursing fields including pediatrics, geriatrics, rural health and cardiovascular nursing.

Many graduates go on to master’s and doctoral programs in nursing.

For more information, visit the Nursing website.