School of Nursing

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Empire State College's School of Nursing has programs designed for registered nurses with an active New York state RN license.

Pursue a college degree online and on a part-time basis.

The RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program aims to promote community health and excellent patient care, enhance retention and career advancement of highly educated nurses, prepare nurses to assume leadership roles in health care settings and provide a pathway for nurses to pursue advanced degrees.

The Master of Science in Nursing program prepares graduates to advance nursing practice in a complex and evolving health care environment by gaining competencies in provision of patient-centered care, working in interprofessional teams, employing evidence-based practice, applying quality improvement approaches and utilizing informatics.

The Master of Science in Nursing Education is the School of Nursing's initial M.S. area of specialization.

Request for Comments

SUNY Empire State College School of Nursing is currently engaged in a self-study process. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) will conduct an evaluation of our bachelor's and master's degree programs in nursing on March 11 to 13, 2015.

As part of the evaluation process, you have an opportunity to provide written input into the deliberations of the evaluation team. Written and signed third-party comments will be accepted by CCNE until Feb. 9, 2015. We highly value your input into the professional accreditation review process and welcome your feedback.

Please direct all comments to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 
ATTN: Third-Party Comments
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036

From the Dean

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The RN to BSN program at Empire State College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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