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  • Stony Brook University School of Nursing

    Stony Brook University offers full- and part-time accredited programs for professional nursing practice including the Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy, and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees.

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    • NCLEX Pass Rate 97
    • Accreditations CCNE Accredited ACME Accredited
    • Location Stony Brook, New York
    • Programs BSN, DNP, MSN, RN-to-MSN, RN-to-BSN, Entry-Level BSN, MSN-to-DNP, CNM, NP, PhD, BSN-to-DNP, Accelerated BSN, Post-grad Certificate, Other
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    Stony Brook University, a public university, was founded in 1957 as part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system.

    There are full- and part-time educational programs available to become a professional nurse at the Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctoral levels.

    Undergraduate


    Bachelor of Science with a Major in Nursing

    Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    • Minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA
    • 57 credits with a grade C or higher
    • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
    • Certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) w/ AED
    • Evidence of meeting University health requirements
    • Evidence of health insurance
    • Evidence of student malpractice insurance
    • All prerequisites completed prior to the start of the program

    Accelerated Baccalaureate

    This program is designed for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in another field at the State University of New York at Stony Brook or at another comparable institution. The program is only 12 months in length and at the end of the program, graduates are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam.

    Registered Nurse Baccalaureate Program

    The Registered Nurse to Baccalaureate Degree Program (RNBP) has a focus on preparing current Registered Nurses holding an associate's degree or diploma in nursing. The program is offered through a distance learning program with on-site requirements.

    Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    • Valid RN license
    • Minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA
    • 57 college credits with a grade C or better
    • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
    • Certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) w/ AED
    • Evidence of meeting University health requirements
    • Evidence of health insurance
    • Evidence of student malpractice insurance
    • All prerequisites completed prior to the start of the program
    • Submit a clinical practice portfolio

    Registered Nurse Baccalaureate to Master’s

    Registered Nurses who hold an associate's degree or diploma in nursing can advance into the Baccalaureate to Master’s Program.  After qualifications are met, students are able to continue into the Master of Science in Nursing program in their designated specialty area. This program is a distance learning program with on-site requirements.

    Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    • Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA
    • Minimum 1-year clinical experience as an RN in clinical area of interest
    • 57 college credits with a grade C or better
    • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
    • Certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) w/ AED
    • Evidence of meeting University health requirements
    • Evidence of health insurance
    • Evidence of student malpractice insurance
    • Current RN license
    • All prerequisites completed prior to the start of the program

    Graduate


    Master of Science (MSN)

    The Master of Science programs are designated as Distance Education programs with on-site requirements.

    Nursing Education

    This program is designed for nurses who want to be prepared as educators teaching new and advanced nurses in schools of nursing as well as in clinical settings.

    Nursing Leadership

    This program is designed to prepare nurses as leaders and to assume leadership positions across all levels of nursing and the health care continuum.

    Adult-Gerontological NP

    This program is designed to prepare nurses as expert providers of primary health care to young adults, adults, older adults, and their families across health care settings.

    Family Nurse Practitioner

    This program is designed to prepare nurses as expert providers of primary health care to individuals across the lifespan in a variety of health care settings.

    Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

    This program is designed to prepare nurses as expert providers of health care to neonates and their families across health care settings.

    Pediatric NP

    This program is designed to prepare nurses as expert providers of primary health care to children and their families across health care settings.

    Psychiatric/Mental Health NP

    This program is designed to prepare nurses as expert providers of health care to patients with psychiatric or psychosocial issues across health care settings.

    Admission Requirements to Master’s Programs (not all inclusive)

    • Completed application
    • Baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing (non-nursing bachelor degrees)
    • Minimum of one-year recent relevant experience
    • Cumulative 3.0 GPA
    • Current Registered Nurse license
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Three credit undergraduate course in Health Assessment and Statistics
    • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
    • Current curriculum vitae/resume
    • Evidence of meeting all School of Nursing health requirements
    • Evidence of health insurance
    • Evidence of RN/student nurse practitioner malpractice insurance
    • Certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) with AED

    Advanced Certificate Programs

    • Nursing Education
    • Nursing Leadership
    • Adult-Gerontological NP
    • Family NP
    • Women’s Health NP (DNP applications only)
    • Neonatal NP (DNP applications only)
    • Pediatric NP
    • Psychiatric/Mental Health NP
    • Nurse Midwifery (not accepting applications for 2018/2019)

    Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

    Nurses who currently hold a baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing can apply to the Post-Baccalaureate DNP program. The program requires a minimum of 1,000 hours of clinical practice and 87 curriculum credits. Those who hold a nurse practitioner degree or degree in midwifery may be eligible for advanced standing and enter the DNP program at the post-master’s level. Each applicant will have a gap analysis conducted to confirm previous coursework taken and validate the number of clinical hours performed at the Master’s level. The program at the advanced post-master’s level is a minimum of 42 credits. A minimum of 500 additional hours of scholarly practice are required in order to meet the 1,000+ post-baccalaureate scholarly practice hour requirement.

    Distance Education with on-site requirements is how the programs are offered.

    Specialty Areas

    • Adult-Gerontological
    • Family
    • Perinatal/Women’s Health
    • Neonatal
    • Pediatric
    • Psychiatric/Mental Health
    • Nurse Midwifery

    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    The cohort-based program is offered on-site one day a week. The length of the program is 2.5 years to complete, with an additional one year for dissertation. This is the first public university in Suffolk County to offer a PhD in Nursing program.

    Rankings

    US News & World Report (2019)

    • #80 (tie) in National Universities
    • #46 (tie) in Best Colleges for Veterans
    • #118 in Best Value Schools
    • #32 (tie) in Top Public Schools
    • #18 (tie) in Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs
    • #66 (tie) in Best Nursing Schools: Master's
    • #73 (tie) in Best Nursing Schools: Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • #166 (tie) Best Global Universities

    Niche (2019)

    • Most Diverse Colleges in America #50 of 1,592
    • Best Big Colleges in America #75 of 131
    • Top Public Universities in America #89 of 672
    • Most Liberal Colleges in America #105 of 687
    • Best Colleges for Nursing in America #139 of 599
    • Best Value Colleges in America #184 of 1,590
    • Best Colleges in America #256 of 1,647
    • Best Big Colleges in New York #3 of 3
    • Top Public Universities in New York #6 of 40
    • Best Colleges for Nursing in New York #7 of 38
    • Most Diverse Colleges in New York #9 of 126
    • Colleges with the Best Academics in New York #16 of 127
    • Best Value Colleges in New York #21 of 121
    • Most Liberal Colleges in New York #22 of 84
    • Best Colleges in New York #26 of 131
    • Best Colleges in New York City Area #13 of 89
    • Best Value Colleges in New York City Area #15 of 83

    Forbes (2019)

    • #182 Top Colleges
    • #53 in Public Colleges
    • #95 in Research Universities
    • #85 in the Northeast
    • #41 America's Best Value Colleges

    MONEY Magazine ranked Stony Brook #34 Best Colleges For Your Money (2018)

    Accreditation

    The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited the Stony Brook School of Nursing Baccalaureate degree in Nursing, the Master's degree in Nursing, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice programs.

    The Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) accredited the Stony Brook Advanced Practice program in Nurse Midwifery.

    Stony Brook University is accredited by the Middle States Commission for Higher Education.

    Edited by Joe V


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