About

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers educational programs in the areas of nursing, public health, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language pathology, and health and wellness studies. Through our undergraduate and graduate programs, we prepare individuals to thrive as members of collaborative healthcare teams. 

Our dynamic students never stop striving for their educational and professional goals, and neither does Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Today, the college comprises the Decker School of Nursing (founded in 1969), as well as the School of Rehabilitation Sciences and the School of Applied Health Sciences (both established in 2019).

Decker College employs over 100 faculty and staff and has more than 6,500 alumni across the globe. Our outstanding alumni are serving their communities as forward-thinking researchers, leading clinicians, innovative educators and dedicated administrators.

Decker College Administration

Academic Divisions by School

Decker School of Nursing

School of Rehabilitation Sciences 

School of Applied Health Sciences

Other Decker Divisions

Centers, Labs and Clinics

Degree Programs

View our complete list of academic program offerings.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Decker College maintains a webpage that indicates whether its nursing programs fulfill U.S. state/territory educational requirements for professional nursing licenses. Some state licensing boards require additional requirements beyond education and continuing education may also be required for maintenance of certification/licensure. Students should make sure they understand and review any additional requirements prior to enrolling.

Accreditation Statements

  • Binghamton University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market St., Suite 2 West, Philadelphia, PA 19104, msche.org, 267-284-5000. The next mid-point peer review is 2025.
  • Binghamton University is professionally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K St., NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, ccneaccreditation.org, 202-887-6791. CCNE accredits the baccalaureate, master's doctor of nursing practice and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Decker College. The next review is June 2029.
  • Binghamton University is approved as a degree-granting institution by the Trustees of the State University of New York and the Board of Regents of New York State. New York State Education Department, State University of New York, Central Administration, State University Plaza, Albany, NY 12246, nysed.gov, 518-474-3852.
  • The Decker College of Nursing and Health Science's Innovative Simulation and Practice Center (ISPC) is accredited by the Society for Simulation (SSH) in Healthcare in the area of Teaching/Education through May 2022.

The Decker Name

Binghamton University received a $1 million endowment from the Dr. G. Clifford and Florence B. Decker Foundation in 1989, which marked a growing relationship between the two organizations that share a common mission. In recognition of this gift (the largest the University had received at the time) the School of Nursing was renamed the Decker School of Nursing. Since that first significant gift, the Decker Foundation has supported the college by establishing named chairs in rural nursing and community health nursing, endowments that enable students access to education and funded equipment acquisitions. In 2019, the Decker School changed its name to Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences to more accurately reflect its programming.