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Decker School of Nursing

Decker School of Nursing

Excellent preparation in nursing education, scholarship and practice

Undergraduate and graduate-level programs

Clinical practice experiences foster graduates’ success in professional practice

Accredited simulation center delivers high-quality simulation experiences

Ranked seventh best nursing school in New York

A message from Decker School of Nursing Dean Mario Ortiz:

On behalf of the Decker School of Nursing, I want to express our profound sadness at the loss of senior Haley Anderson. Haley was a wonderful and caring part of the Decker family, with a presence that lifted the spirits of her classmates, faculty and staff. She was known to touch many lives including the patients for which she cared.

Decker faculty have shared these thoughts about Haley:
"She was a pleasure to have in class."
"She always had an innocent, inquisitive and attentive smile."
"Her innocence and kindness carried over into lab, clinical and simulation experiences."
"She was soft spoken, but didn't have to work hard to make her presence known; her kind nature was what stood out."
"Such a bright star; a sweet and respectful student."

We are honored to have known Haley, learned with her and loved her. We extend our deepest condolences to her parents, family and friends.

Read a message from University President Harvey Stenger or visit the Decker School Facebook page for additional information. 

A memorial fund has been established at the Decker School of Nursing in Haley's honor.

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Starting this spring: PhD courses offered on Fridays

Beginning in spring 2018, the Decker School of Nursing will offer courses for the PhD in nursing on Fridays. By holding courses for the doctorate on the same day, students will have an easier time fitting the program into their schedules.

Learn more about our PhD program

Cutting-Edge Simulation

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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nursing research

The Decker School'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.

nursing health and wellness

The Department of Health and Wellness Studies teaches the practical skills and behaviors of healthy living, helping students develop tools for lifelong wellness.

nursing alumni

Our nearly 6,000 alumni around the world are well-established in the nursing profession as leading clinicians, researchers, educators and administrators.

Visiting Scholar Program Launched

World-renowned nurse theorist Rosemarie Rizzo Parse is the first visiting scholar at Decker's Kresge Center for Nursing Research.
Photo: Nick Santillo

Explore Parse’s biography


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Decker on the move!

In 2020, the Decker School will move to a 90,000-square-foot building in a new, 8-acre Health Sciences Campus in Johnson City, N.Y., joining the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and healthcare-based, high-tech businesses.

Explore our future home

Last Updated: 3/13/18