A professional school with a reputation for excellence

The Decker School of Nursing at Binghamton University provides outstanding preparation in nursing education, scholarship and practice. Ranked the seventh best nursing school in New York state, the school has earned an enviable reputation among nursing programs worldwide and is recognized for its commitment to educational excellence and as a growing leader in nursing research, as demonstrated by the accomplishments of our Kresge Center for Nursing Research.

Degree programs

The Decker School offers bachelor's, master's, post-master's certificate, doctorate in nursing practice (DNP) and doctoral (PhD) in nursing programs. The success rate of our graduates is outstanding, with many assuming leadership roles in practice, education and administration throughout the nation.

  • Our undergraduate nursing programs provide a solid foundation from which baccalaureate-prepared candidates are poised to take and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).
  • The master's and doctoral nursing 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. 


Our namesake

The Decker Foundation, established by G. Clifford and Florence B. Decker (a local dentist and his wife) supports educational and healthcare activities in the region, and awarded the School of Nursing at Binghamton University a generous grant in December 1989. The school was renamed to honor these benefactors; we are proud to carry the Decker name as a legacy to their generosity and belief in the power of education.