SUNY Downstate Medical Center
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|
|Number of Students1,792|
|Student to Faculty Ratio9:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
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/credit|
|In State Students||$278/credit|
|Out of State Students||$680/credit|
|In District Students||$453/credit|
|In State Students||$453/credit|
|Out of State Students||$925/credit|
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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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing.