Decker School of Nursing
The Decker School of Nursing is now one of three schools within Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences, along with the School of Rehabilitation Sciences and the School of Applied Health Sciences.
Notice to Students: Professional Licensure and Certification
Decker College’s programs in nursing are intended to prepare students for New York state licensure and certification requirements. Admission into these nursing programs (undergraduate and graduate) does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or certificate. Licensure and certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with Decker College, and licensure and certification requirements can change at any time.
Decker College has not determined whether its nursing programs (undergraduate and graduate) meet other states’ educational or professional requirements for licensure and certification. Students planning to pursue licensure or certification in states other than New York are responsible for determining whether, if they complete a Decker College program in nursing, they will meet their state’s requirements for licensure or certification. This disclosure is made pursuant to 34 CFR §668.43(a)(5)(v)(C).
Recognized for our commitment to educational excellence and as a growing leader in nursing research, Decker is ranked the seventh best nursing school in New York state and has earned an enviable reputation among nursing programs worldwide.
The Master of Public Health (MPH) Program prepares graduates to analyze complex public health issues and work collaboratively to create healthier communities across New York state and throughout the world.
Health and Wellness Studies
Health and Wellness Studies teaches students the practical skills and behaviors of healthy living, helping them develop tools for lifelong wellness.
Decker College is developing a physical therapy program, which we expect to launch in June 2024.
Decker's Innovative Simulation and Practice Center is accredited in Teaching/Education by the Society for Simulation (SSH) in Healthcare. It is the first nursing school in New York state to achieve this accreditation.
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Decker College's Kresge Center for Nursing Research supports scientific inquiry and scholarly works for the expansion of nursing knowledge, with particular emphasis on collaboration and interdisciplinary research.
Our Community and Network
Our alumni are well-established as leading clinicians, researchers, educators and administrators, and they are eagerly recruited by employers across the globe.