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Earn Your Nursing Degree at SUNY

You care about people and want to take care of them. A nursing degree at SUNY can make it happen. Our accredited nursing programs for RN, BS, MS, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and advanced certificates are ranked among the best in New York State, providing a gateway to a rewarding career. Online and on-campus, low SUNY tuition, and in a location that works for you, the path to your nursing career starts at SUNY. 

Find Your Program

Accredited, Top-Ranked Nursing Programs at Low SUNY Cost

SUNY schools across New York offer 70+ nursing programs and award 17 different credentials in nursing — all for the lowest average tuition in the country. The benefits of studying nursing at SUNY include:

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Affordability

SUNY tuition puts your nursing goals within reach

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Flexibility

Whether it's attending a local SUNY school, taking courses online, or having classes in the evenings or weekends, SUNY will help you start or advance your nursing career.

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Options

SUNY offers a variety of nursing pathways at every college level, so you can easily choose what works for you.

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Credibility

SUNY nursing programs are fully accredited and consistently rank among the best in New York State.

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Preparedness

SUNY nursing programs require hands-on experience and simulate real-world nursing activity. You will graduate from your nursing program feeling confident and prepared to enter the field.

Ranked among the best nursing programs in New York State

SUNY schools award 17 different credentials in nursing including:

  • Home Health Aide
  • LPN
  • RN
  • RN to BS
  • BS/MS Nursing
  • Advanced Certificate
  • Doctoral

Explore Nursing Programs at SUNY

 
Nursing
Degree Level: Associate

This program is approved by the New York State Board of Education and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). This prestigious national accreditation ensures a rigorous and quality program of study, enabling students to move seamlessly from it into a bachelor of science degree in nursing. A state of the art simulation center allows students to develop essential critical thinking skills necessary for practice in today's healthcare environment. Successful completion of the program permits graduates to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), and the 2018 NCLEX first-time pass rate for SUNY Adirondack nursing students was 95%.

Degree Level: Associate

This two-year AAS degree prepares graduates to become registered professional nurses. Courses are sequential and progress from simple to more complex situations, with specialized content in obstetrics, psychiatric, and pediatric nursing. Learning is enhanced through the use of skill practice for a hands-on approach to gain expertise. The first year includes a seven-hour per week clinical experience, and the second year clinical experience increases in time and complexity. Simulation is incorporated into the laboratory experience.

Degree Level: Bachelor's
Options: Online
Transfers Only

This BS degree is offered in an online format, providing flexibility and learning style choices for the adult student and working professional. It serves as a solid academic foundation for advanced study at the graduate level. Graduates are prepared to assume leadership roles in the health care delivery system using gained experience, research, and technology for evidence-based decision making.

Degree Level: Bachelor's

This BS degree is comprised of rigorous academic coursework, combined with hands-on learning experiences. Prior to graduating, students complete hundreds of hours of off-site clinical rotations in acute-care and community settings as part of coursework.

Degree Level: Bachelor's

This rigorous academic curriculum, with stimulating clinical experiences, prepares professional nurses to meet the health care needs of a culturally diverse society. Students are prepared to care for complex patients, families, and communities within inter-disciplinary teams. They engage in both classroom and clinical experiences in the Rochester area and also have an opportunity to learn in places like Peru, Costa Rica, and Haiti.

Degree Level: Associate

This program has required educational components in classroom, clinical facilities, and the nursing skills lab. Students must meet the mathematics proficiency requirements at selected intervals during the program. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).

Degree Level: Bachelor's

This robust curriculum, encompassing biomedical and social sciences, clinical nursing, and university general education courses ensures that students have the professional education and broad skills necessary to assume a range of nursing positions. It is geared toward a first-year or transfer student who is pursuing a nursing degree for the first time and begins in the fall semester.

Degree Level: Associate

This degree combines general education courses and nursing courses, allowing students to complete their education in two years and be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensing exam. Classroom lectures, laboratory sessions and clinical practicums in area hospitals, long term care facilities and community health agencies are offered over the four semesters. Graduates earn an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing and are eligible to become Registered Professional Nurses.

Degree Level: Bachelor's
Options: Online Only
Transfers Only

This BS degree is designed for registered nurses who want to continue their education for professional and personal development.

Degree Level: Associate

This AAS degree prepares students, upon graduation, for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The curriculum offers a balance of courses in general education and nursing. Students are provided with the theoretical knowledge and clinical practice needed to provide nursing care for individuals throughout the life span. Learning experiences are provided in the classroom, nursing laboratory, and a variety of clinical settings. Nursing education is available at both the Auburn and Fulton campuses, and both programs admit students every fall.

Degree Level: Associate

This program is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. Tightly organized and sequential, students must follow the prescribed course sequencing and may earn course credit by enrollment, transfer or advanced placement according to college and Nursing Program policy. Students desiring transfer credit for previous college experience must follow the procedures as defined in the college catalog.

Degree Level: Associate

This associate degree program, through agreements with hospitals and health facilities, provides excellent opportunities for clinical practice in the region. It is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and facilitates transfer to advanced nursing studies.

Degree Level: Associate

The Nursing AAS program prepares students to care for patients, families, and communities. This hands-on program combines classroom work, lab work, and the clinical experience to prepare graduates for every aspect of the job. Students receive training from passionate, supportive professors in areas including medical, surgical, pediatric, obstetric, geriatric, psychiatric, and community settings.

Degree Level: Associate

Through this program, students learn to take personal responsibility for their patients and to make decisions with regard to the physical, psychological, spiritual and emotional needs of each patient. They also gain vital real-world experience in clinical rotations at primary, secondary and tertiary health care settings. Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensing exam.

Degree Level: Associate

This rigorous, accredited two-year program prepares students to practice as registered nurses. Entrance to the program is based on a point system, highly competitive, and restricted to residents of Dutchess and Putnam counties.

Degree Level: Associate

This program combines nursing and general education courses with selected laboratory experiences, during which students provide nursing care to clients in hospitals and other health care facilities. Courses cover medical/surgical, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, and psychiatric nursing and utilizes current technologies. Nursing specific classes are complemented with studies in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, pharmacology, psychology, sociology, English composition, and literature.

Degree Level: Associate

This curriculum combines nursing and general education courses with select laboratory and clinical experiences, during which students provide nursing care to clients in hospitals and other health care facilities. Coursework covers medical/surgical, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, and psychiatric nursing, utilizing current technologies. Graduates secure employment as registered nurses in hospitals, public health agencies, nursing homes, extended care facilities, and other health care facilities.

Degree Level: Bachelor's

This BS degree provides students with the theoretical knowledge and clinical practice needed to administer care for individuals throughout the life cycle.

Degree Level: Associate

In this two-year program, students receive a broad-based liberal arts education in addition to developing the skills necessary for nursing practice. After completing the course of study, students are qualified to take a national licensing exam necessary for becoming a registered nurse. The overall passing rate for FLCC nursing students is competitive with state and national averages.

Degree Level: Associate

The Nursing Science Program offers a four‐semester curriculum, which provides a balance of Liberal Arts, Sciences and Nursing. The nursing courses assist students in gaining the knowledge, attitudes, and skills essential to nursing practice in a variety of settings. Graduates of this program are prepared to take the NCLEX examination for licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse.

Degree Level: Associate

This program prepares registered nurses for employment in a wide variety of work environments, such as: hospitals and clinics, nursing homes, schools, doctor's offices, businesses, and health service organizations.

Degree Level: Associate

This two-year program prepares students to serve the health needs of individuals in a variety of health care settings. The program can be completed in either two years of full-time study or four years of part-time study.

Degree Level: Associate

This two-year degree prepares students to provide patient-centered care to individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Students will learn to care for those experiencing biophysical and psychosocial health issues in a variety of healthcare settings.

Degree Level: Associate

Upon completion of the nursing program, the graduate will be educationally prepared to provide patient-centered care to individuals across the lifespan with diverse cultures who are experiencing disruptions in biophysical and psychosocial dimensions in a variety of healthcare settings. The graduate will provide care utilizing the National League for Nursing (NLN) Association Degree (AD) competencies, Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies; and practice within the three roles of the AD nurse. The graduate will be prepared to take the National Council of State Boards for Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become a nurse. JCC is proud of our nursing faculty available at our Jamestown Campus and Cattaraugus County Campus nursing program sites.

Degree Level: Associate

This program prepares students to become registered nurses. They take courses in adult medical/surgical nursing, maternal/newborn health, pediatrics, psychosocial nursing, professional nursing practice, and pharmacology from experienced, supportive nursing faculty. Graduates will be ready to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN), as well as continue their studies in a bachelor of science degree program in nursing.

Degree Level: Associate

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). It focuses on preparing students for beginning practitioner roles in a variety of health care settings. Graduates are eligible for the New York State licensing examination.

Degree Level: Associate

This program prepares students to enter the nursing profession as a registered professional nurse. Students learn and work at area hospitals and health care facilities.

Degree Level: Associate

This program combines classroom learning with clinical experience in hospital or lab settings. Students work directly with patients under the supervision of a faculty member who has years of experience as a nurse. Graduates are eligibile to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). They are also able to transfer seamlessly to the BS degree program in nursing.

Degree Level: Bachelor's
Options: Online
Transfers Only

This program provides RNs an opportunity to enhance their nursing practice in leadership, evidence-based practice, nursing informatics, and health policy. The curriculum integrates knowledge, theory and research, with courses emphasizing public, family and community nursing, advanced health assessment, health promotion, nursing theory, ethics, organizational communications, systems theory, leadership, and management.

Degree Level: Associate

The Nursing Department offers a dual degree curriculum, accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), leading to an Associate in Science Degree (AS) and accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and awarding of the Bachelor in Science Nursing (BSN) degree. Upon completion of the fifth semester in the Multi-Award degree program, the student is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination - (NCLEX) to become a Registered Nurse. If successful, in semesters six through eight, students will complete their nursing education and be awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) through SUNY Empire State College.

Degree Level: Associate

This program educates individuals who will provide safe, patient-centered holistic nursing care in today's diverse healthcare environment. Graduates are prepared to excel in a variety of settings through clinical experiences at local hospitals, health care facilities and community agencies.

Degree Level: Associate

This program enables students to complete the requirements to become a registered professional nurse (RN) in two years - first completing the requirements to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in one year, with an option to complete the RN requirements in a second, two-semester course. This unique career-ladder design lets students build their career, and education, without repeating previous courses. Graduates are eligible to take the state's licensing exam to become a registered nurse and are prepared for transfer to a four-year school to complete a bachelor's degree.

Degree Level: Associate

This program requires an ability to solve problems when caring for others. Graduates work within acute care settings and hospitals, as well as care for children or the elderly in the community.

Degree Level: Associate

In this program, students develop a firm base of scientific know-how and nursing theory to help build strong clinical skills. They also learn to be adaptable, act as a patient advocate, and work independently. Most importantly, students learn to apply the latest medical theories, techniques, and technology in their hands-on work in the field.

Degree Level: Associate

This program provides students with competencies expected of registered nurses in general nursing practice at the technical level. Emphasis is placed on direct patient care, and a variety of teaching methods are employed to integrate the classroom with clinical experience. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Professional Nurse (RN).

Degree Level: Bachelor's

This program integrates the natural, biological, and behavioral sciences with professional studies. It provides practical knowledge and an understanding of complex healthcare systems. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN examination and apply for licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse (RN).

Degree Level: Associate

This program prepares students for licensure. Graduates secure employment in a variety of nursing specialties, including pediatrics, geriatrics, cardiac care, psychiatric and mental health, and labor and delivery.

Degree Level: Bachelor's
Options: Online Only
Transfers Only

This program is available on a full-time or part-time basis. It delivers courses online and most courses include synchronous classes.

Degree Level: Bachelor's
Transfers Only

This program leads to the BS degree with a major in nursing. It applies principles from the sciences, arts and humanities to patient-centered nursing practice. Students begin the program after completing two years of pre-admission, general education coursework. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam.

Degree Level: Associate

This program prepares students for entry into practice and provides opportunities for students seeking transfer to baccalaureate science degrees.

Degree Level: Associate

This program is open to men and women of all ages, including recent high school graduates, mature adults, and licensed practical nurses. Graduates are prepared to accept beginning level staff nursing positions in a variety of health facilities, such as hospitals, nursing homes, and extended care facilities.

Degree Level: Associate

This program offers diverse clinical experiences in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and community settings. Courses in nursing and the liberal arts provide in-depth career preparation. Scholarships are available for students in the program. After passing the NCLEX-RN examination and obtaining an RN license, graduates are eligible for employment in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, schools, industries, hospices, family planning agencies, doctor's offices, and a variety of other settings. Graduates are prepared to pursue baccalaureate and higher degrees in nursing and advanced practice roles.

Degree Level: Associate

Students completing this program earn an AS degree. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and by the New York State Education Department (NYSED), Office of Professions. It can be completed in two academic years of full-time enrollment or pursued on a part-time basis. Nursing courses, however, must be taken consecutively, and it is recommended that they be taken without interruption.

Degree Level: Associate

Through this program, students demonstrate safe, ethical, client-centered care with diverse populations across the lifespan. They also utilize technology and safety measures to continuously improve the quality of health care and demonstrate adherence to leadership, management, legal and ethical standards in practice as professional nurses.

Nursing (AAS/BSN)
Degree Level: Bachelor's

This dual degree nursing program is a model to meet the high demand for bachelor's degrees in nursing, while allowing students to earn both an associate and baccalaureate degree over four years. Associate program graduates are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam at the end of their third year. Courses are sequential and progress from simple to more complex situations, with specialized content in obstetrics, psychiatrics, and pediatrics integrated into the program. Clinical experience further enables students to gain technical competence to apply theoretical knowledge with practice.

Degree Level: Bachelor's

This Dual Degree Nursing Program (DDNP) combines general education courses and nursing courses, allowing students to complete their baccalaureate education in four years and be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN (RN licensing exam) in three years. After three years of full-time study, graduates earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree in nursing and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensing examination to become Registered Nurses (RN). The fourth year is online for those who have obtained their RN license and have graduated with an AAS degree in nursing from SUNY Canton.

Degree Level: Bachelor's

Students in this program earn two nursing degrees in four years - beginning with an AAS and culminating in a BSN - through a unique combination of traditional and online classes. They focus on integrating theory, research, and evidence to provide client-centered care in a complex healthcare environment. In the third year, students are prepared to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) for licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse.

Nursing (Accelerated Non-Nursing BA/BS Required)
Degree Level: Bachelor's
Transfers Only

This unique and rigorous 12-month Baccalaureate Accelerated Track (BAT) program allows students the opportunity to obtain a second bachelor's degree. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become registered professional nurses.

Degree Level: Bachelor's
Transfers Only

This accelerated second-degree option offers the undergraduate nursing curriculum as an intensive, full time, 12-month program designed for students who have already completed a bachelor's degree in a field outside of nursing. Students selecting this option will complete all required courses in the nursing major in a sequence that provides accelerated progression and, upon completion, are prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become a registered nurse.

Degree Level: Bachelor's
Transfers Only

This accelerated progam is open only to applicants who have earned a baccalaureate degree, in any discipline, by the date of enrollment and who have met prerequisite and admission requirements by the start of registration. It is a 15-month, full-time, program that prepares beginning practitioners to assume a variety of roles in different settings. Admitted students can transfer in 65 credits of pre-requisite courses to qualify for the BS degree and will complete 60 credits of concentrated nursing courses in residence at Downstate.

Degree Level: Bachelor's
Transfers Only

This 12-month accelerated program is designed for students who have already completed a bachelor's degree, either at the State University of New York at Stony Brook or another comparable institution. The concentrated nursing curriculum leads to a BS degree with a major in nursing. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam.

Nursing (Evening/Weekend)
Degree Level: Associate

Graduates of this program serve the health needs of individuals in a variety of health care settings and are prepared academically and clinically to work in hospitals, nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and doctor's offices. It can be completed entirely on the weekends.

Nursing (Online Degree)
Degree Level: Bachelor's
Options: Online Only
Transfers Only

This program prepares registered nurses for obtaining the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Students engage in critical thinking and practice skills necessary for clinical management of patients within a constantly changing health care environment. This program is completely online and allows flexibility for working professionals.

Degree Level: Bachelor's
Options: Online Only
Transfers Only

This RN to BSN degree is for registered nurses seeking opportunities to assume more leadership in the delivery of patient care, public health, research, or policymaking. Students can enroll part-time, take nursing courses online, take general education courses online, or have face-to-face classes at one of the New York State locations. Students develop skills in professional nursing, communication, critical thinking and leadership; study advanced nursing subjects such as nursing theory and research; have a supervised practice experience in community health and leadership settings; and work with a mentor who will guide them from registration to graduation.

Degree Level: Bachelor's
Options: Online Only
Transfers Only

This program prepares licensed registered nurses to provide professional nursing skills to individuals, families and groups in a variety of structured and unstructured healthcare settings. Students receive theoretical knowledge and clinical practice needed to administer care for individuals throughout the life cycle. Learning experiences take place in the online environment and a variety of clinical settings.

Nursing (RN Required)(Full & Part-Time)
Degree Level: Bachelor's
Options: Online
Transfers Only

This RN-BSN Fast Track Completion program enables students to build upon their clinical skills and knowledge, while earning credentials that contribute to magnet designation status at their place of employment and enhance their career trajectory. It also prepares them to participate in innovative and essential quality improvement initiatives and to assume leadership roles within the profession.

Degree Level: Bachelor's
Options: Online
Transfers Only

This program is a one-year full-time online program open only to registered nurses and applicants who expect to complete the process of RN licensure by the date of enrollment. The curriculum is based on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's Essentials document, delineating the outcomes expected of graduates of baccalaureate nursing programs. The RN to BS program is an innovative, online program designed to be flexible for working nurses. Since this is an online program, with limited time on campus, students may complete the program's curriculum in one year while working full time.

Degree Level: Bachelor's
Options: Online Only
Transfers Only

This program is offered fully online and in blended face-to-face options at our Queensbury campus. It is designed for students who have completed their associate degree or diploma in nursing and are licensed RNs. The curriculum builds on the experiences gained in the associate degree by providing additional studies in the natural, biological, and behavioral sciences combined with professional studies. The applied learning experiences in the RN-to-BS program offers students exceptional opportunities to diversify their experience and gain skills necessary to advance their careers.

Degree Level: Bachelor's
Transfers Only

This program is designed for students with an associate degree in nursing. The curriculum is concentrated in upper division nursing and liberal arts courses and leads to a BS degree with a major in nursing.

Degree Level: Bachelor's
Options: Online
Transfers Only

This online RN-to-BSN degree program is a flexible, upper division program for registered nurses with associate degrees or diplomas in nursing. The program focuses on theory and application, provides exposure to many areas of nursing, and serves as a foundation for graduate study.

Nursing (RN to BS)
Degree Level: Bachelor's
Transfers Only

This program is offered fully online and in blended face-to-face options at our Queensbury campus. It is specifically for students who have completed their associate degree or diploma in nursing and are licensed RNs. The curriculum builds on the experiences gained in the associate degree by providing additional studies in the natural, biological, and behavioral sciences combined with professional studies.

Nursing (RN to BS, RN License Required)
Degree Level: Bachelor's
Options: Online Only

This program is designed specifically for nurses who have already successfully completed a community college (associate degree) or hospital-based (diploma) nursing program. The program is delivered online, asynchronously and can be completed in 12 or 24 months. The program admits students for spring, summer and fall.

Nursing BS/MS
Degree Level: Bachelor's
Transfers Only

This program is designed for students with an associate degree in nursing. The curriculum is concentrated in upper division nursing and liberal arts courses and leads to a BS degee with a major in nursing. Upon meeting progression criteria, students continue to the MS program in their designated specialty.

Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner
Degree Level: Bachelor's
Transfers Only

This curriculum combines elements of the BS program with the MS program. It streamlines the BS program by substituting several traditional nursing courses with select accelerated courses. Full-time study is required to proceed through the program at an accelerated pace. Students select from two graduate specialty areas of concentration: nursing education or family nurse practitioner. Through the RN to BS/MS program, students receive both BS and MS degrees upon completion.

Nursing/Nursing Education (BS/MS)
Degree Level: Bachelor's
Options: Online Only
Transfers Only

This curriculum combines elements of the BS program with the MS program. It streamlines the BS program by substituting several traditional nursing courses with select accelerated courses. Full-time study is required to proceed through the program at an accelerated pace. Students select from two graduate specialty areas of concentration: nursing education or family nurse practitioner. Through the RN to BS/MS program, students receive both BS and MS degrees upon completion.

Nursing/Transformational Leadership BS/MS
Degree Level: Bachelor's
Options: Online
Transfers Only

This program prepares baccalaureate nurses as leaders in today's healthcare system to advance nursing practice, transform work environments, and safeguard cost-effective, quality care within health care organizations. A variety of practicum experiences are integrated for a total of 150 practicum hours, with nurse leaders as mentors to assure an array of leadership experiences in the practice arenas.

Practical Nursing
Degree Level: Certificate

This program combines general education courses and nursing courses, allowing students to complete their education in one year and be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN licensing exam. Classroom lectures, laboratory sessions, and clinical practicums in area hospitals, long-term care facilities, and community health agencies are offered over two semesters. Graduates earn a Certificate in Practical Nursing and are eligible to become Licensed Practical Nurses.

Degree Level: Certificate

This program is committed to the education of practical nurses and the promotion of wellness in the community. It offers clinical experiences at hospitals, health care facilities and community agencies in Niagara, Orleans and Erie counties to provide students with important clinical experiences in all areas of health care. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council License Examination (NCLEX-PN) for Practical Nurses through the New York State Education Department.

Degree Level: Certificate

Through this program, students complete the requirements to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in one year.

Degree Level: Certificate

This certificate program prepares students for entry into practice, as well as opportunities for admission to RN programs.