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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College of Nursing

Contact: Office of Student Admissions
Location: 1215 Weiskotten Hall
766 Irving Avenue Syracuse,
New York 13210
Phone: 315 464-4570

Welcome to the College of Nursing at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Our mission is to leverage the powerful, professional voice of Nursing through outstanding education, clinical expertise and research to improve health across the communities we serve.

Since 1984, the College of Nursing has strived to meet the needs of nurses in the Syracuse and Central NY area.

As the longest-established upper-division nursing school in the region, our programs include baccalaureate completion, nurse practitioner education in primary care, pediatrics and psych-mental health, and the DNP. There are multiple pathways for admission. Come and join the most exciting College of Nursing in the country.

Happy Nurses Week


I wanted to take a moment for thoughts and reflection on the vocation that we all have great passion for as well as wish each of you a very happy Nurses Week.  It takes a very special type of person to be a nurse.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my fellow nursing colleagues for your dedication, sacrifice, hard work, altruism and devotion in such a demanding and trusted profession.  Maya Angelou, famous writer, poet and civil rights activist, whose mother was a nurse, offered this noteworthy quote, "As a nurse, we have the opportunity to heal the heart, mind, body and soul of our patients, families and ourselves.  The patients may not remember your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel".

Thank you again for all that you do for your patients, students and communities that you serve.  Please take a moment and enjoy this week that celebrates nursing.  You deserve it!

With great respect and admiration,

Tammy Austin-Ketch, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP
Dean and Professor
College of Nursing
SUNY Upstate Medical University


BS in 10 Legislation

Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that strenghens educational requirements for future nurses - which has been directly linked to improved care and patient outcomes.  This legislation will require registered nurses to attain a bachelor's degree or higher in nursing within 10 years of their initial licensure.  The press release PDF Icon about this legislation provides additional details.

The Future of Nursing Report

In 2010, The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released the report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, which made a series of recommendations pertaining to the roles for nurses in the new health care landscape. Shortly after release of The Future of Nursing report, AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation launched the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action to shepherd The Future of Nursing report’s recommendations. In 2014, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation asked the IOM to convene a committee to assess progress made on implementing The Future of Nursing report recommendations and identify areas that should be emphasized over the next 5 years.


CID Conference

Please join us for this conference sponsored by the College of Nursing

June 1, 2018 from 8 AM until 4 PM
CNY Biotech Accelerator at Upstate
841 E Fayette St
Syracuse, NY

5.5 Nursing CEs provided.

Please refer to our Continuing Education page or the event website External Icon for additional information on this event.

Register for this event at the Upstate Foundation page External Icon