About Us

The School of Nursing is one of six professional schools in the Health Sciences Center at Stony Brook University. We offer full and part-time educational programs in preparation for professional nursing practice at the basic and advanced levels: A Bachelor of Science, a Master of Science, an Advanced Certificate, a Doctor of Nursing Practice, and a PhD in Nursing.  Registered nurses seeking a baccalaureate degree may enroll in our Registered Nurse Baccalaureate Program. Nurses with baccalaureate degrees may continue their education by preparing for advanced practice as Nurse Practitioners or Nurse Midwives*. Advanced Certificate options are available. We also offer Master of Science programs in both Nursing Education and Nursing Leadership.

The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing/Master's degree program in Nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice program and/or advanced certificate program at Stony Brook School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) https://www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE

The Stony Brook Master of Science, Advanced Certificate, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs in Nurse Midwifery are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910; 240-485-1802,  www.midwife.org/acme.


Licensing Disclosures

New York State prides itself in the high quality of its licensed and certified professionals. For the protection of its citizens, each license and certificate has requirements that individuals must meet in order to be licensed or certified in New York State. SUNY’s academic programs leading to licensure or certification are carefully designed to meet and exceed these State requirements. This is a role SUNY plays in protecting the public. Other states frequently have their own requirements, so if your goal is to practice in another state, this disclosure will help you check to see what that state requires. Per U.S. Federal Regulations, §668.43 (2019 Rule), and in compliance with the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) Manual version 19.2, Stony Brook University provides the following disclosures related to the educational requirements for professional licensure. Note: The terms related to advanced practice nursing, including licensure and certification, among others, vary by state and your state may use different terms.

Licensure Disclosure - BS

Licensure Disclosure - MS

Licensure Disclosure - Certificates

Licensure Disclosure - DNP


Federal regulations require institutions delivering courses by distance education to provide students or prospective students with contact information for filing complaints with the state approval or licensing entity. State Regulations and Restrictions Complaint Resolution

If an issue cannot be resolved internally, you may file a complaint about Stony Brook University with your State by referring to the following list of State agencies: https://nursing.stonybrookmedicine.edu/sites/default/files/Student%20Complaint.pdf