Undergraduate

The Decker School of Nursing offers the following pre-licensure programs leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS) degree. We also offer a minor in forensic health.

Undergraduate majors

  • Traditional Nursing: First-Year

    Overview

    The traditional program is a four-year nursing program firmly grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. Decker directly admits an incoming first-year cohort each year. These students are considered nursing majors once they pay their enrollment deposit. Graduates are eligible to take the national licensing examination (NCLEX-RN) to become registered professional nurses. 

    Who should apply?

    A high school graduate (recent or not) who has never been in college/university before

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  • Traditional Nursing: Transfer

    Overview

    The traditional transfer nursing program is a two- or three-year program firmly grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. Decker allows transfer students to apply as incoming sophomores or juniors. Graduates are eligible to take the national licensing examination (NCLEX-RN) to become registered professional nurse

    Who should apply?

    Students who have completed one or more years of coursework at an accredited college or university (not Binghamton), but don't have a bachelor's degree in any field or students who have a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing but want to study at a regular (not accelerated) pace

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  • Traditional Nursing: Intra-University Transfer/Double Degree 

    Overview

    The IUT/DD nursing program is a two- or three-year program firmly grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. Decker allows current Binghamton University students to apply as incoming sophomores or juniors. Graduates are eligible to take the national licensing examination (NCLEX-RN) to become registered professional nurses

    Who should apply?

    Current Binghamton University students who want to transfer into the Decker School of Nursing or who want to get a bachelor's degree in nursing in addition to their first major

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  • Baccalaureate Accelerated Track (BAT) Nursing

    Overview

    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 licensing examination (NCLEX-RN) to become registered professional nurses.

    Who should apply?

    Students with a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing (by the time of matriculation) who want to study at an accelerated pace

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  • RN-BS (100% online program)

    Overview

    This 100% online program enables registered nurses with an associates degree in nursing or a nursing diploma to earn a bachelor of science in nursing degree at their own pace. The program features six, 7-week modules each year; no mandatory login times; and three clinical courses completed in the student's own area.

    Who should apply?

    Registered nurses who have an associates degree in nursing OR a diploma in nursing

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Undergraduate minor

  • Forensic Health

    Overview

    The forensic health minor prepares students to apply health science to legal issues. The minor is particularly well suited for students majoring in fields with forensic applications (nursing, biology, chemistry, anthropology, psychology, sociology, engineering) who are considering careers in healthcare, forensic sciences or the law.

    Who can apply?

    Students in any major throughout Binghamton University with a 3.0 cumulative GPA and at least 60 earned credit hours.

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