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The College of Nursing prepares students for a rewarding, fulfilling career in practice, education and research—improving the health of the communities we serve.

Few careers can compete with nursing for providing work that is both meaningful and rewarding. Whether providing direct care, overseeing others or leading innovations, nurses are at the heart of patient care. The growing need for nurses means those with the right skills will find themselves in demand.

The Upstate Advantage

The only nursing program in the region that is part of an academic medical center, Upstate College of Nursing offers unparalleled access to the interprofessional world of nursing in the 21st Century.

Outstanding Faculty

College of Nursing faculty members are the primary instructors for required courses. As award-winning educators, the faculty is dedicated to teaching while also engaging in scholarly work. Many are also active in clinical practice.

Academic Medical Center

The medical center environment allows College of Nursing students to learn interprofessionally alongside students in other health professions.

Impressive Facilities

New facilities include dedicated classroom and laboratory space for the program, as well as a newly constructed Simulation Center.

Exceptional Clinical Education

The College of Nursing works closely with clinical sites to ensure that students have access to high-quality clinical experiences in diverse practice settings.

Small Class Sizes

Enrollment per class is limited to provide excellent student-to-faculty ratios.

Online and Hybrid Courses

Courses in online and hybrid formats offer flexibility and are designed to keep distance learners engaged.

Nurse Residency Program

Elevate your nursing skills and education in just 12-months with our new Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship program.

Nurse Residency Program

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Have Questions

Not sure which track is right for you? Questions about admissions requirements?

Contact the College of Nursing Admissions Counselor:


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Virtual Information Sessions

The Office of Admissions is conducting virtual information sessions for those who are interested in the following College of Nursing programs.

  • RN to Bachelor of Science Program
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs
  • Post Graduate Advanced Certificate


College of Nursing degree programs at SUNY Upstate Medical University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.