U.S. News & World Report Ranks SUNY Downstate College of Nursing 45th Nationwide, Recognizing Excellence

By Office of Communications & Marketing | Feb 7, 2024

Recognized among the best online graduate programs

BROOKLYN, NY – SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University announced today that its College of Nursing was ranked 45th nationwide among online graduate nursing programs by U.S. News & World Report. This ranking is the highest ever attained by the institution, highlighting the excellence and dedication of the College’s faculty and students. U.S. News assessed the program based on a variety of objective factors, including student engagement, faculty credentials, and services and technologies.

“This ranking of our College of Nursing’s online graduate program is a direct testament to our commitment to continuous growth and progress as an institution,” College of Nursing Dean and Professor Lori A. Escallier, Ph.D., R.N., CPNP-PC, FAAN. “We pride ourselves on providing the best possible education for our students, and this standing shows that our work continues to pay dividends.”

SUNY Downstate’s College of Nursing hosts over 350 students across a diverse array of program offerings. Additionally, the institution offers three M.S. degree programs, including Family Nurse Practitioner, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, and Nursing Education, along with three advanced certificates encompassing similar specializations. Notably, SUNY Downstate recently introduced a DNP program featuring both post-master’s and post-baccalaureate tracks, further enriching its academic offerings.

The full U.S. News and World Report rankings can be accessed here.


About SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn is one of four academic health centers (AMCs) in The State University of New York (SUNY) 64-campus system and the only SUNY AMC in New York City dedicated to health education, research, and patient care for the borough’s 2.7 million residents. Its flagship hospital, University Hospital at Downstate (UHD), is a teaching hospital and benefits from the expertise of Downstate’s exceptional medical school and world-class academic center research facilities. With a staff of over 800 physicians representing 53 specialties and subspecialties, Downstate offers comprehensive healthcare services to the community.

UHD provides high-risk neonatal and infant services, pediatric nephrology, and dialysis for kidney diseases and is the only kidney transplantation program in Brooklyn. Beyond its clinical expertise, Downstate houses a range of esteemed educational institutions, including its College of Medicine, College of Nursing, School of Health Professions, School of Graduate Studies, and School of Public Health. Downstate fosters innovation through its multifaceted biotechnology initiative, the Biotechnology Incubator and BioBAT, which support early-stage and more mature biotech companies.