Welcome to the Decker School of Nursing

The School is named in honor of Dr. G. Clifford and Florence B. Decker, long-time residents of Binghamton, NY. With great foresight, Dr. Decker established The Decker Foundation to support educational and health care activities in the region. We are proud to carry the Decker name as a legacy to the generosity and belief in the power of education of Dr. and Mrs. Decker.

The School provides excellence in nursing education, scholarship and practice. Now, more than ever, opportunities for nurses are expanding. The Decker School is committed to providing an outstanding educational program from the baccalaureate to the PhD level. Graduates of the School have assumed leadership roles in practice, education and administration throughout the nation.

All programs of the Decker School of Nursing are accredited by the New York State Board of Regents. The undergraduate and master degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) through June 30, 2019. The Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) and all advanced practice post-graduate certificate programs are accredited by CCNE through June 30, 2020.

The School is housed in the Academic Building B on the Binghamton campus. This modern facility offers classrooms, workspace for students, staff and faculty, and offices. Our newly dedicated Innovative Simulation Practice Center provides students with state-of-the-art equipment to assist their learning.

The masters and doctoral programs reflect a commitment to improving the health of rural communities through education of nurses to provide the highest quality care for rural individuals, families and communities. The PhD program is unique with its emphasis on rural health.

Thank you for visiting the Decker School. Should you have questions or want to know more about the School, you will find an abundance of information on this website. Our excellent faculty and staff can also respond to your inquiries through e-mail or telephone. I encourage you to visit the Decker School and see for yourself all that our nursing program has to offer.

Last Updated: 9/28/15