Nursing Programs

SUNY Empire State College Masters in Nursing

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

If you are a registered nurse with a bachelor's degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or above, looking for an opportunity to earn a graduate degree in nursing, The Master of Science in Nursing degree programs at SUNY Empire State College prepares graduates to advance nursing practice in a complex and evolving health care environment.

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Through graduate-level study, nurses will develop enhanced analytical skills and deliver care that ensures safety and improves quality outcomes. The academic content of the program focuses on achieving the core competencies identified by the Institute of Medicine (2010) for all health care providers. The School of Nursing and Allied Health at SUNY Empire State College currently offers two graduate-level programs for nurses interested in advancing their careers:


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The SUNY Empire State College Advantage

Since 1971, SUNY Empire State College has provided educational opportunities to working adults with busy schedules. Our dedicated faculty and staff use innovative, alternative and flexible approaches to higher education that transform people and their communities.

Ranked #1 in student satisfaction among SUNY students statewide, SUNY Empire offers the whole package with degree programs that will fit your life. Our rigorous programs connect your unique and diverse interests to your personal learning goals.


SUNY Empire offers a variety of flexible study options to meet the needs of busy adults. Study online, onsite, at residencies, in study groups, or through a blend of these methods. With 35 locations across New York State, a SUNY Empire State location is not far from you. 


Choose among a variety of degree programs - we offer programs for students with varying educational goals and at different stages in their academic careers.


With SUNY tuition, a generous transfer rate, and the option to earn credit for verifiable college-level learning through life and work experience, SUNY Empire State College is the affordable choice. For the most up-to-date information on undergraduate tuition and mandatory student fees, please visit the tuition and fees page.


SUNY Empire State College is a part of the highly respected State University of New York system. Founded in 1971, the college is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.