SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY 11203
SUNY Downstate Medical Center is a public institution in Brooklyn, New York. It includes a College of Medicine along with a College of Nursing. It ranks eighth in the nation for the number of alumni who are now faculty at American medical schools. It is also one of the largest employers in Brooklyn. SUNY Downstate Medical Center was established in 1860, several years after opening as a hospital. 57 students were admitted the first school year. SUNY Downstate Medical Center now enrolls close to 2,000 students annually. The College of Nursing is one of only four nursing colleges in New York State that offers master’s degree programs with all the major specializations, including Nurse Anesthesia and Nurse Midwifery.
The SUNY Downstate Medical Center offers three BSN programs and an MSN program. The BSN options include RN to BSN, accelerated BSN, and traditional BSN programs. All programs are CCNE-accredited. The medical center was originally a hospital and still serves patients. Nursing students get to receive hands-on training at the medical center and nearby healthcare facilities. The college also offers an advanced certificate in nursing education. This certificate is intended for Registered Nurses with master’s or doctorate degrees who want to pursue educational roles.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Student to Faculty Ratio9:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Offered
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
NCLEX-RN Passrate History
NCLEX-RN passrate history of SUNY Downstate Medical Center as reported by New York state board of nursing.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education|
07/01/1952 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses|
04/30/1971 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
04/15/2005 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
04/15/2005 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels|
11/01/1952 - Current
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$278|
|In State Students||$278|
|Out of State Students||$680|
|In District Students||$453|
|In State Students||$453|
|Out of State Students||$925|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
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Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Applicant must attend the Decker Sch of Nursing. Preference given to applicants who reside in Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, or Schoharie County in New York.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and residents of New York for one year or more. They must be registered nurses who are licensed in New York, and they must be accepted ...
Applicant must be a pre-hospital care provider, firefighter, or police officer who is studying for an undergraduate nursing degree.
Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States who is at least 18 years of age or older at the time of registration and who plans to enroll in a previously unattended institution in the ...
Applicant must be an outstanding Horticulture student in the Nursery area.
Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing.