Decker School of Nursing

Excellent preparation in nursing education, scholarship and practice

Undergraduate and graduate programs

Clinical practice experiences foster graduates’ success in professional practice

Accredited simulation center delivers high-quality simulation experiences



Decker Divisions



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. 

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Public Health

Public Health

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.

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Health and Wellness Studies

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.

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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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Decker School of Nursing programs have been ranked #39 out of 519 schools nationwide in a recent ranking by College Factual. This puts Decker's degree programs in the top 10 percent of all nursing programs in the United States. Looking at nursing programs within New York state, Decker's programs are ranked #6 out of 34.


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.

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Decker on the move!

In 2020, the Decker School will move to a 113,000-square-foot building in a new, 11-acre Health Sciences Campus in Johnson City, N.Y., joining the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and healthcare-based, high-tech businesses.

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