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About the College

The College of Nursing at SUNY Upstate Medical University is the only nursing program in the region that is part of an academic medical university. There are only 134 such universities in the nation, and just one in Central New York. The College of Nursing began offering bachelor's and master's degrees in 1984 and currently has the following advanced education programs for RNs: 

  • Bachelor of Science - RN to BS
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice - BS to DNP, MS to DNP
  • Post-Masters Advanced Certificate - PNP, FNP, FPMHNP tracks
  • Master of Science - PNP, FNP, FPMHNP tracks (not currently accepting new students)

Governance and ByLaws

Our Mission and Vision

At SUNY Upstate, our mission is:

to leverage the powerful, professional voice of Nursing through outstanding education, clinical expertise and research to improve health across the communities we serve.

Our vision is to be the preeminent public College of Nursing in New York State.

College of Nursing Strategic Plan


Six Great Reasons to Choose SUNY Upstate College of Nursing

  • Expanded role opportunities
  • Career advancement
  • Flexible programs
  • Full- and part-time enrollment
  • Personal and professional satisfaction
  • Improved health care outcomes

College of Nursing at a Glance

Students: 400+
Faculty: 18
Number of Clinical Sites: 700+ Sites
Student Participation in Clinicals: 100 percent
Job Placement: Nearly 100 percent for those seeking work
Cost: Tuition & Fees
Financial Aid: 21 percent of students receive financial aid from the University. Most students receive support from their employers.
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