School of Nursing and Allied Health

You already have healthcare-related skills. We’ll help get you to the next level through focus on advanced skills, leadership development, communication, cultural competence and critical thinking.

Our nursing and allied health programs are for registered nurses and allied health professionals who hold licensure or certification. These are discipline-specific degrees leading to an additional credential.

The online nursing and allied health experience is:

Delivered completely online (some include precepted clinical experiences in your community)

Flexible, allowing you to schedule your courses around shift work, family and community commitments

Comprised of state-of-the-art courses developed by subject-matter experts and instructional designers

Collaborative, with plenty of opportunities and resources to discuss, present and network with faculty, advisors and fellow students

Our undergraduate programs are degree-completion programs designed to advance your credentials and respond to the healthcare industry’s workforce needs. Most students study part time while they work and complete their program in two to three years.

Our graduate nursing programs help you get to the next level in today’s complex healthcare environment. Most graduate students work while they study and complete their program in two years.

Undergraduate Programs:
BS in Allied Health

Graduate Programs:
MS in Nursing Education
MS in Nursing Administration

SUNY Empire is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In addition, our nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), which means they meet or exceed nationally prescribed standards for nursing education.


Up to

79 Credits

can be transferred into the RN to BSN or Allied Health program.



of SUNY Empire nursing students work full time while earning a degree.

Transfer-friendly Programs that Save you Time and Money

We maximize your prior learning through traditional transfer credit earned at other institutions. Undergraduates can transfer up to 79 credits into our bachelor’s degree programs. Graduate students can transfer up to 9 credits into a nursing degree program.

An Affordable SUNY Healthcare Degree

As part of the State University of New York, SUNY Empire offers a quality nursing and allied health education at a fraction of the cost of many private and for-profit institutions. Your advisor will work with you to maximize your prior learning, so you get the credit you deserve.

Is an online degree right for me?

If you are a registered nurse or allied health professional who holds a license or certification, you can take a course as a nondegree student.

“I tell my students that medicine is about ‘cure’ and nursing is about ‘care.’ There is a difference. Nurses make a creative, day-to-day difference for patients and their families. It’s hard work, but nurses often feel that their work is an avocation.”

Bridget Nettleton, Ph.D., RN, CNE and Dean of the
SUNY Empire State College School of Nursing and Allied Health