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

Register now for Decker's 50th Anniversary!

Celebrate 50 years of nursing education with the Decker School of Nursing during Homecoming 2019! We've got two special events planned. Find out more and register.

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 Transitioning Advanced-practice Specialty Programs to DNP Degree in 2020

In April 2018, the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) committed to move all entry-level nurse practitioner education to the DNP degree. To maintain currency with this national nursing recommendation, Decker will transition its advanced-practice specialty programs to the DNP-degree starting in spring 2020 (our first cohort of students will start in fall 2020).

We will admit our final cohort to the master's advanced-practice NP programs in fall 2019.

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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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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.


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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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