The College at a Glance

Syracuse view: College of Nursing

The mission of the College of Nursing is expressed in this statement by it's faculty:

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

The vision of the College of Nursing is: "To be the preeminent public College of Nursing in New York State."

Governance and ByLaws

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:

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.

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
Joyce Griffin-Sobel, PhD, RN

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

The College of Nursing educates nurses throughout their careers. In addition to clinical practice, our students also have opportunities to teach and conduct research.

Thank you for your interest in the College of Nursing. Please contact us if you would like more information, preadmission advisement, other materials or assistance. We look forward to working with you!