Dean's Message

Dean Lee Anne Xippolitos A Message from the Dean

Dear Student,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Stony Brook University School of Nursing. You have made a good choice! Our Graduates are distinguished by their critical thinking skills, leadership ability and excellence in clinical practice. They move on to positions where they shape and influence the future of healthcare both nationally and internationally. Stony Brook graduates can be found providing care at a patient’s bedside, working effectively with multidisciplinary teams, directing challenges related to international health, educating future nurses or leading research projects pertinent to improving healthcare for our patients and their families.

The learning atmosphere at Stony Brook School of Nursing is built on the vision and mission of the University. Our distinctive programs are rich in expert nursing resources. Our faculty is part of a community of scholars and clinicians who refine the curricula annually to reflect changes in practice, advancing technology and input from our students’ experiences. The student body is comprised of students located across the United States and many other countries which only add to the richness of the learning experience. The faculty is committed to prepare skillful and compassionate nurse leaders who excel in the workforce and contribute to creating better systems of care for those we service to use.

Our Nursing students enjoy all the advantages of being a part of an Academic Medical Center. Clinical experiences are highlighted at Stony Brook University Medical Center which is a dynamic 560 bed tertiary care hospital that is the only level one trauma center in the area. All of the students from the University’s Health Sciences Center, Medicine, Dentistry, Social Welfare and Health Management and Technology, interact closely playing a major role in shaping your future as a practitioner. These learning partnerships are what give Stony Brook Nurses the competitive edge upon graduation.

Glad you have decided to “Join Some of the Brightest and Best Minds in the Nation!”

Lee Anne Xippolitos, RN, PhD
Dean School of Nursing