The program is designed to help students become scientifically and humanistically prepared to become professional nurses, and it provides a foundation for graduate study in nursing. Beginning practitioners are most frequently employed in either hospital or community settings. Hospitals offer challenging opportunities for the baccalaureate graduate as do long-term health care facilities. In the community, nurses are employed by public health departments, health maintenance organizations, community and migrant health centers, outpatient clinics, physician’s offices, voluntary health organizations, and hospices. Increasingly, nurses have opportunities to participate in entrepreneurial endeavors as independent healthcare providers. The armed services also offer excellent career opportunities for graduates.
What You’ll Learn
You'll be prepared to care for complex patients, families, and communities within inter-disciplinary teams. Students engage in both classroom and clinical experiences in the Rochester area and even have the opportunity to learn in places like Peru and Costa Rica.
We prepare professional nurses who can meet the health care needs of a culturally diverse society. We do this by combining a rigorous academic curriculum with stimulating clinical experiences, all of which are guided by dedicated faculty members.
RNs who already work in the field can work toward a BSN, too. We also offer a second-degree option for students who already have a bachelor's degree in a different subject.
Conditional Admission to the Program
Admission to our traditional nursing program is competitive. Acceptance by the College does not guarantee acceptance to the program. There is a separate application process for nursing, which must be submitted during the applicant's sophomore year.
The program accepts qualified students in one of two groups:
- Students enrolled at Brockport
- Transfer students from other colleges and universities (must have at least 15 credits at Brockport and a transfer GPA of at least 3.0)
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at The College at Brockport is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.The baccalaureate degree program in nursing is also approved by the New York State Department of Education.
NCLEX-RN© first-time pass rates of our students are consistently above the NYS and US first-time pass rates.
100% of our graduates are employed full-time within six months of graduation. They take positions working in places like:
- Trauma centers
- Community hospitals
- Occupational health
- Hospice care
- In-home care
- Nurse practitioners
- Nurse educators
- Nurse researchers
- Nurse midwives
- Nurse anesthesiologists
About the School
Brockport is a selective, nationally recognized and accredited public institution. We are the engaged SUNY campus and one of the most engaged college campuses in the country.