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 LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio9:1
Open Admission-
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. MSN
  3. Accelerated BSN
  4. RN to BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 111
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 0
Nurse Anesthetist Master's degree 11
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 29
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 0
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery Master's degree 3
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 0
Clinical Nurse Specialist Master's degree 6
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 1
Women's Health Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 11
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Master's degree 0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 1
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery Post-master's certificate 5
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Post-master's certificate 0

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from SUNY Downstate Medical Center

CUNY Medgar Evers College
1.03 miles away
CUNY New York City College of Technology
3.61 miles away
CUNY Graduate School and University Center
6.76 miles away
CUNY Hunter College
7.91 miles away
New Jersey City University
8.41 miles away
CUNY York College
8.47 miles away
Manhattan Adult Learning Center
10.99 miles away
College of Staten Island CUNY
11.31 miles away
Merit Technical Institute
12.42 miles away
Rutgers University-Newark
13.49 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
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


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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Arkell Hall Foundation Scholarship

Applicant must attend the Decker Sch of Nursing. Preference given to applicants who reside in Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, or Schoharie County in New York.

Senator Patricia K. McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarship

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 [...]

New York State ENA September 11 Scholarship

Applicant must be a pre-hospital care provider, firefighter, or police officer who is studying for an undergraduate nursing degree.

Back to School Nursing Scholarship

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 [...]

New York State Nursery/Landscape Association

Applicant must be an outstanding Horticulture student in the Nursery area.

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203

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