Joyce Griffin-Sobel

Joyce Griffin-Sobel, PhD, RN
Dean, College of Nursing

The faculty at the College of Nursing will prepare you for a fulfilling career in practice, education and research. We are at the forefront of new ventures in nursing education.

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About the College

Mission:
To leverage the powerful, professional voice of Nursing through outstanding education, clinical expertise and research to improve health across the communities we serve.

Vision:
To be the preeminent public College of Nursing in New York State.

The College of Nursing at SUNY Upstate Medical University is the only nursing program in the region that is part of an academic medical university. There are only 134 such universities in the nation, and just one in Central New York. It began offering bachelor's and master's degrees in 1984 and currently has the following advanced education programs for RNs: 

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Master of Science (PNP, FNP and FPMHNP tracks)
  • Post Masters Advanced Certificate (PHP, FNP, FPMHNP tracks)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

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Six Great Reasons to Choose SUNY Upstate College of Nursing

  • Expanded role opportunities
  • Career advancement
  • Flexible programs
  • Full- and part-time enrollment
  • Personal and professional satisfaction
  • Improved health care outcomes

The College at a Glance

Students: 400+
Faculty: 18
Number of Clinical Sites: 100+ Sites
Student Participation in Clinicals: 100 percent
Job Placement: Nearly 100 percent for those seeking work
Cost: Tuition & Fees
Financial Aid: 21 percent of students receive financial aid from the University. Most students receive support from their employers.