Health Sciences Bulletin

School of Nursing

DEAN: Annette B. Wysocki, PhD, RN, FAAN
OFFICE: Health Sciences Center, Level 2 
PHONE: (631) 444-3200 
WEB: nursing.stonybrookmedicine.edu

  • Mission, Vision & Values

    Overview

    The School of Nursing (SON) offers degree programs leading to the Bachelor of Science (BS), Master of Science (MS), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), and the PhD in Nursing.  At the undergraduate level, the SON offers the Basic Baccalaureate Program (BBP), and an Accelerated Baccalaureate Program (ABP) for students who hold non-nursing Baccalaureate degrees.  Both of these programs are offered on-site and lead to licensure as a registered nurse.  The Registered Nurse to Baccalaureate and Registered Nurse to Baccalaureate/Masters are available for registered nurses with associate degrees in nursing.  These programs are offered through distance education with on-site requirements.   

    At the graduate level, a Master of Science degree in advanced practice nursing is offered in the following population foci:  Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, and Nurse Midwifery.  The SON also offers a Master of Science in Nursing Education and Nursing Leadership.  Advanced Certificate Programs are offered for nurses with an advanced degree (Masters or Doctoral) to continue their education by preparing them for the Advanced Practice roles of Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwife, Nurse Leader or Nurse Educator.  All Master of Science and Advanced Certificate Programs are offered through distance education with on-site requirements.  

    The license-qualifying Post-Baccalaureate Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program is designed for registered nurses who hold a baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing, and is offered in the following population foci:  Adult-Gerontology Primary Care, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care, Family, Pediatric Primary Care, Pediatric Acute Care, Psychiatric Mental Health, Women's Health, Neonatal, and Nurse Midwifery.  Nurse practitioners and nurse midwives who hold a Master's degree may be eligible to enter our DNP Program with advanced standing (Post-Masters entry).  A gap analysis is conducted to confirm previous coursework taken and validate the number of clinical hours performed at the Master's level.  The DNP program is offered through distance education with on-site requirements.  The PhD in Nursing is designed for Master's prepared nurses who aspire to research and academic roles within healthcare and educational settings.  This full time, cohort-based program is offered on-site.  

    The Baccalaureate degree, Master of Science degree, Advanced Certificate and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at Stony Brook University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE):  www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.  Nurse Midwifery is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), www.midwife.org/acme.

     

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Stony Brook School of Nursing is to create a diverse and inclusive workforce of nurses at all entries of practice who are experts in socially-just care, leadership, education, and research to advance the health of the people of New York, the wider geographic regions and the global community. This is accomplished through innovative, high quality and accessible educational programs, clinical practice, research, and public service.

    Vision

    Stony Brook University School of Nursing will be a top ranked school recognized for excellence and innovation in education, leadership, research, advocacy, and practice. 

    Values

    I REACH UP

    • Integrity
    • Respect
    • Excellence
    • Accountability
    • Creativity
    • Honesty
    • Unity
    • Perseverance

     

     

  • Program Objectives

    Bachelor of Science Program Outcomes

    Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:

    1. Apply principles from the sciences, arts and humanities to patient-centered nursing practice. 
    2. Use theories from nursing and related disciplines to guide research, policy and clinical nursing practice. 
    3. Integrate best current evidence with clinical expertise in the delivery of safe, quality care to diverse individuals, families and communities. 
    4. Apply knowledge and skills in leadership, quality improvement and patient safety to provide high quality health care. 
    5. Use information management and patient care technologies in communication, mitigation of error, decision making and optimization of quality patient outcomes. 
    6. Engage effectively within nursing and interprofessional teams to foster open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision. 
    7. Demonstrate professionalism and the inherent values of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice. 
    8. Incorporate cultural values and preferences in the delivery of care to individuals, families, communities and populations across the life span. 
    9. Formulate the value of practice excellence, lifelong learning and professional engagement. 

    Master of Science Program Outcomes FOR THE APRN and NURSE EDUCATOR ROLES

    Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:

    1. Integrate scientific findings from nursing and related sciences to improve nursing care across diverse settings. 
    2. Demonstrate leadership by collaborating and consulting with key stakeholders in the design, coordination and evaluation of patient care outcomes. 
    3. Apply quality and safety principles within an organization to be an effective leader and change agent.
    4. Integrate theory, evidence, clinical judgment, research and interprofessional perspectives to improve practice and health outcomes for patient aggregates.
    5. Ethically utilize data, information and appropriate technology to evaluate and achieve optimal health outcomes. 
    6. Demonstrate political efficacy and competence to improve the quality of healthcare delivery and health outcomes of populations. 
    7. Integrate the concepts of interprofessional communication, collaboration and consultation to effectively manage and coordinate care across systems.
    8. Synthesize ecological, global and social determinants of health to design and deliver culturally relevant clinical prevention interventions and strategies.
    9. Demonstrate behaviors of professional engagement and lifelong learning.

     

    MASTER OF SCIENCE PROGRAM OUTCOMES FOR THE NURSE LEADER ROLE

    Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:

    1. Incorporate the concepts of leadership, change, collaboration, and innovation into the role of nurse leader.
    2. Implement leadership skills to manage change, improve outcomes, and create a preferred future for nursing practice. 
    3. Translate relevant research to promote evidence-based practice models, improve outcomes, and mitigate risk. patient care delivery systems and patient care. 
    4. Integrate knowledge from nursing and related sciences to develop foundational thinking skills that facilitate leadership at the highest level. 
    5. Utilize current and emerging technologies in the strategic management of health care delivery systems. 
    6. Analyze models of advocacy and activism that promote relationship building and organizational excellence. 
    7. Integrate the values of respect, social and ethical responsibility, and professionalism into the practice environment. 
    8. Demonstrate knowledge of patient care delivery models, clinical practice and health care policy that reflects current healthcare trends and societal needs. 
    9. Demonstrate behaviors of professional engagement in lifelong learning activities with the learning environment.  

    Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program Outcomes

    Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:

    1. Analyze scientific data related to healthcare models and strategies that affect population health. 
    2. Integrate knowledge from nursing and other sciences as the foundation for the highest level of advanced nursing practice. 
    3. Synthesize relevant finding from evidence for practice to improve healthcare outcomes. 
    4. Employ leadership skills for interprofessional collaboration that improve patient and population health outcomes.
    5. Utilize information systems technology to evaluate outcomes of care, care systems, and quality management. 
    6. Evaluate methods that improve complex healthcare delivery systems to maintain accountability for quality healthcare. 
    7. Initiate the development, implementation, and analysis of healthcare policies that promote ethical and social responsibility. 
    8. Evaluate cultural competence to improve patient and population outcomes. 
    9. Evaluate clinical competence and organizational skills appropriate to area of specialization through life-long learning and reflections. 

    DOCTOR of Philosophy (phd) in Nursing PROGRAM OUTCOMES

    Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:

    1. Master in-depth knowledge in a substantive area of study.
    2. Ethically conduct original research to advance nursing knowledge and practice.
    3. Demonstrate distinguished expertise in scholarly writing and intellectual critique.
    4. Provide leadership in academic nursing through research, education and professional practice.
    5. Influence policy by integrating nursing knowledge within social, cultural, political and economic contexts.
    6. Contribute to a global community of scholars through continued professional development and scholarly dissemination.
  • Application Information

    Pre-Admission

    Information about the School of Nursing’s academic programs and admission requirements are located on the website:  www.nursing.stonybrookmedicine.edu

    Additionally, recorded information sessions are posted on the website.  

    Applications

    All application to the School of Nursing programs are electronic and must be submitted online by published deadlines.  Interviews may be required of qualified applicants. 

    Admission to Stony Brook University School of Nursing programs is highly competitive.  Meeting minimum criteria for admission does not guarantee acceptance.  The School of Nursing reserves the right to make final decisions based upon the applicant pool each year.

    Required Application Documentation

    An application is not considered complete until the following documentation is uploaded by the stated application deadline: 

    • Application including essay as indicated on the application
    • Paid application fee or approved waiver
    • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
    • Three professional online letters of recommendation
    • Completion of three pre-admission sciences by the application deadline (for the Accelerated and Basic Baccalaureate undergraduate programs)
    • Meet the Technical Standards For Admission and Retention (see below)

    Additional Requirements upon Admission

    • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
    • Certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) w/ AED from the American Heart Association or American Red Cross
    • All Neonatal and Midwifery students must submit proof of Neonatal Resuscitation Certification (NRP)
    • Evidence of meeting University and School of Nursing health requirements (a one time fee will be applied for compliance tracking)
    • Evidence of health insurance
    • Evidence of student malpractice insurance
    • All pre-admission classes must be completed prior to the start of the program
    • Foreign transcripts evaluated by a NACES accredited service such the World Education Services (WES)
    • TOEFL, if applicable

    technical Standards for Admission and Retention

    The Stony Brook University School of Nursing faculty has specified technical standards critical to the success of students in any Stony Brook University nursing program. Qualified applicants are expected to meet all academic admission criteria, as well as these technical standards, appropriate to their program of study.  Review of technical standards is essential for all applicants and continuing students in the Stony Brook University School of Nursing.  Students are encouraged to ask questions about or clarify the Technical Standards for Admission and Retention and make a determination as to whether you can meet the requirements with our without reasonable accommodation.  Any information and inquiries about disabilities are handled in a confidential manner, to the extent possible within the accommodation process, and should be directed to Student Accessibility Support Services. sasc@stonybrook.edu

    1. Observation:  The applicant/nursing student must be able to participate actively in all classroom, clinical and laboratory exercises. The applicant/nursing student must be able to assess and comprehend the condition of all patients assigned to her or him. Such observation and information acquisition usually requires the functional use of visual, auditory, olfactory and somatic senses.
    2. Communication:  The applicant/nursing student must be able to understand verbal communications, communicate effectively and sensitively with patients in order to elicit information, describe changes in mood, activity and posture, assess non-verbal communications, and be able to effectively and efficiently transmit information to patients, families, fellow students, faculty, staff and all members of the health care team. Skills include verbal, written, and nonverbal abilities consistent with effective communication.
    3. Sensory/Motor:  The applicant/nursing student must be competent in the ability to effectively and efficiently use the senses of sight, hearing, touch, and smell to make correct judgments, assessments and to engage in the practice of safe patient care and the practice of nursing. The applicant/nursing student must have sufficient motor function to elicit information from patient and be able to execute motor movements reasonably required to provide safe patient care and emergency treatment to all patients at all acuities and settings.
    4. Intellectual-Conceptual, Integrative and Quantitative Abilities:  The applicant/nursing student must be able to measure, calculate, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate to competently and efficiently engage in safe patient care and the practice of nursing.
    5. Behavioral and Social Attributes:  The applicant/nursing student must have the mental and emotional health to fully use her or his intellectual ability, exercise good judgment, and complete all responsibilities necessary to competently and efficiently engage in safe patient care and the practice of nursing. Applicants/nursing students must be able to develop mature, sensitive, and effective relationships with individuals, patients, families, community members and colleagues. To provide safe patient care applicants/nursing students must possess characteristics of adaptability, flexibility, and be able to function in the face of uncertainty and complex disorienting situations. The health care environment requires applicants/nursing students to be able tolerate physical and emotional stress and continue to function effectively and efficiently. She/he must have a high level of compassion for others, motivation to serve, integrity, consciousness of social values and at all times uphold the standards, ethics and values of professional nursing. Candidates and students must possess sufficient interpersonal skills to interact positively with individuals, families and communities from all strata of society, ethnic backgrounds and belief systems.

    Non-Matriculated Students

    In select situations, students may begin studies as non-matriculated students only by permission.  A maximum of six (6) non-clinical credits may be earned prior to matriculation.  In order to become a non-matriculated student, a “Non-Matriculated Application” must be completed and submitted to the School of Nursing Office of Student Affairs for approval. This application is available in the School of Nursing Office of Student Affairs. Non-matriculated study does not guarantee admission to the School of Nursing.

    Student Advisement

    Each student is assigned a faculty advisor for the duration of their enrollment in the School. Students are responsible to communicate with their advisor at least once each semester.  

  • Policies

    Grading Policy

    All undergraduate students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50; and all graduate and doctoral students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 to be in good academic standing.  Enrollment of all matriculated students requires registration for coursework in all semesters, unless a leave of absence has been granted or upon prior advisement from faculty.  Students in all programs on a leave of absence will not have access to Stony Brook email, the curriculum, faculty support, and technical support.  Undergraduate students must pass each required course with a C+ (74%) or higher. Graduate students in the Master of Science, Advanced Certificate, and Doctoral Programs must pass each required course with a grade of B (82%) or higher.  Students in the Master of Science and Advanced Certificate programs who were admitted prior to Summer 2021 are expected to follow the minimum grade policy in effect at the time of their admission.  Please contact your Program Director if you have questions or require additional information.  Clinical performance is graded as pass/fail.

    • Failure to pass either the theoretical or the clinical components of a clinical course will result in the failure of the entire course.
    • All students must meet and maintain Technical Standards for Admission and Retention for the School of Nursing.

    Grading System

    Letter Grade    Point Value                  Numerical Grade

      A         =          4.00                              94.00-100

      A-        =         3.67                               90.00-93.99

      B+       =         3.33                               86.00-89.99

      B         =         3.00                               82.00-85.99

      B-        =         2.67                              78.00-81.99

      C+       =         2.33                              74.00-77.99

      C         =         2.00                              70.00-73.99

      C-        =         1.67                              66.00-69.99

      D+       =         1.33                              62.00-65.99

      D         =         1.00                              58.00-61.99

      F         =         0.00                              57.99 or less

      S         =         Satisfactory Work

      U         =         Unsatisfactory Work

      I          =          Incomplete

      NR      =          No Record

      R         =          Reserved (Pending completion of the second semester section of an extended course)

    Final course grades and individual assignments within courses (exams, projects, etc.) will not be rounded (example:  a 77.9 is not a 78)

    The letter grades D and D+ may not be assigned to doctoral level courses within the PhD Nursing program in the School of Nursing.

    See the Health Sciences Center Bulletin for grading system for courses taken in other departments.

     

    Academic Renewal Policy

    School of Nursing students who have not been enrolled at the University for at least 10 consecutive semesters and/ or have previously earned a degree or certificate from Stony Brook University, will have their record treated as two separate records.  Under the School of Nursing Academic Renewal policy, the cumulative GPA will be reset at the start of a student’s new program and the cumulative grade point average will be calculated based on course grades earned as of the date of academic renewal.  Please note, the original grades will remain on the transcript. 

    After academic renewal, undergraduate students must earn 55 credits in residence to be considered for degrees with distinction.  

     

    Course Withdrawal

    If a student wishes to drop a course, they may do so through Solar up until the end of the Add/Drop period (refer to the HSC calendar for dates).  Students must inform their faculty of record of the withdrawal and meet with their Program Director for a revised program pathway. 

     After the Add/Drop period, a petition must be submitted to the student’s Program Director who will review the petition in consultation with the Departmental Chair.  If approved, the petition will be filed with the Office of Student Affairs for processing.  A course withdrawal will result in a Withdrawal (W) being recorded on the student’s transcript.  Students who withdraw from a course are liable for payment of tuition and fees in accordance with the University’s schedule of tuition liability.

    Non-attendance in a course, difficulty of course material, volume of work, or academic performance in the course as factors by themselves are not considered sufficient reasons to request a withdrawal.  The factors, individually and/or collectively, must be linked to specific situation(s) beyond the control of the student. 

     

    Academic Sanctions

    The criteria for students to maintain enrollment in good standing in the School of Nursing are satisfactory performance in all academic and clinical components of the program.  Failure to meet standards for academic progression may result in an academic sanction.

    Academic Warning

    Academic Warning is utilized to notify students of unsatisfactory performance in any course at any time, for the following reasons:

    • Unsatisfactory grades.
    • Unsatisfactory clinical performance.
    • First occurrence of cumulative GPA falling below the minimum required by program.
    • Academic or clinical dishonesty.
    • Unprofessional behavior.
    • Failure to maintain compliance with required documentation.

    Faculty recommendations, in writing, are developed to assist students to meet individual learning needs and course objectives.  Failure to comply with faculty recommendations will result in further actions (jeopardy, deceleration, dismissal).

    Academic Jeopardy

    Jeopardy status is defined as a cumulative GPA of less than 2.50 for undergraduate students, 3.00 for graduate and doctoral students, failure of the clinical component or failure of a required course.  Jeopardy will be recommended for any of the following circumstances:

    • Failure of a required course
    • Second occurrence of cumulative GPA falling below the minimum required by program.
    • Student on Academic Warning who fails to comply with faculty recommendations.
    Deceleration

    Deceleration is an interruption in the normal sequence of courses in any of the nursing programs.  Students may decelerate by requesting approval, by recommendation and advisement of faculty, or by academic sanction. 

    Note:  Students in the Accelerated or Basic Baccalaureate Programs are not permitted to request a deceleration of their academic pathway.

    Dismissal 

    Dismissal is a mandated expulsion of the student from the nursing program as determined by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Strategic Partnerships.  A student may be dismissed from the nursing program for any of the following circumstances:

    • As a result of an Academic Warning or Jeopardy
    • As a result of a substantiated suspension
    • As a result to register for two (2) or more consecutive semesters
    • As a result of substantiated Academic Dishonesty
    • As a result of substantiated professional misconduct

    Academic integrity

    Intellectual honesty is the cornerstone of all academic and scholarly work. Students in the profession of nursing at all levels of practice are expected to demonstrate the highest standards of civility, honesty, and integrity in all aspects of their personal and professional lives.  The integrity of the School of Nursing, as well as the profession of nursing, is dependent on the integrity of each of its members. The School of Nursing is committed to educating nurses who provide the highest quality health care. To that end, the School of Nursing is committed to mandating and enforcing the practice of academic integrity by all students.  In addition to the School of Nursing Academic Integrity and Professional Behavior policies, found in the School of Nursing Student Handbook (www.nursing.stonybrookmedicine.edu), all students are required to act in accordance with the University Student Conduct Code and in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.

    The principles of academic integrity also apply to those courses taken during the clinical phases of any program, which are taken for credit or otherwise required for completion of the program. Owing to the critical nature of such requirements and student responsibility for the welfare of patients and agencies providing healthcare, academic dishonesty is further defined to include falsification of patient or agency records, violating accepted codes of professional ethics, surrender, suspension or revocation of license, or engaging in activities that might endanger the health or welfare of patients. 

    The subcommittee of the School of Nursing Admissions and Academic Standards Committee (AAS) has the responsibility for hearing cases of suspected violations of academic integrity and make recommendations to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Strategic Partnerships.

    Appeals

    If a student wishes to appeal a decision made by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Strategic Partnerships, the student must direct a letter stating the reason(s) for the appeal to the Dean within ten (10) business days of the date of the certified letter.  Appeals are only considered based on new evidence not available at the time of the hearing and/or errors in procedure.  All decisions by the Dean of the School of Nursing are final.

  • Financial Information

    Tuition and Fees

    In addition to University tuition and fees, the following program and course fees* are applied as follows:

    A Distance Learning fee each semester:

    First Semester: $236.00
    Subsequent Semesters: $141.00 

    A Clinical Skills Center Course fee for each Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Skills Course:

    $175.00 per course

    For a full listing of course fees, please visit https://www.stonybrook.edu/bursar/course-fees.php

    *All fees are subject to change without notice.

    Financial Aid

    Financial aid programs are administered by the University or by federal and state agencies to which the student applies directly. Information about financial aid can be found on The Health Sciences Office of Student Services website. The office is located in the Health Sciences Center, Level 2, Room 271; the telephone number is (631) 444-2111.

  • Requirements & Responsibilities

    Clinical Practice Responsibilities

    To participate in clinical experiences, students must submit and maintain current documentation of the following: a completed health form including a record of immunizations and titers; health insurance coverage; Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers with/ AED  training from the American Heart Association or American Red Cross; malpractice insurance $1 million/$3 million (minimum coverage).  Students in the Registered Nurse Baccalaureate, Master of Science, Advanced Certificate, and Doctoral programs must submit a copy of and maintain a current RN license. New York State residents must submit a copy of the current NYS Infection Control Certificate.  

    ID badges must be worn at all times while participating in class and clinical experiences. Students must adhere to clinical dress code and School of Nursing identification policy.

    Clinical Placement

    The Office of Clinical Placements facilitates the processing of clinical placement requests and contracts for all clinical affiliations within the Baccalaureate, Master of Science, Advanced Certificate, and DNP programs. The office works collaboratively with faculty to secure clinical placement sites for students. Once a suitable site is identified, students submit a clinical placement request form for processing. The office maintains electronic data systems and records related to students, clinical placement sites, clinical affiliation agreements, clinical contracts and preceptors. Central to the clinical placement process for all programs is the establishment of a clinical affiliation agreement and clinical contract which is executed between SUNY and the clinical site. Upon final execution of a clinical affiliation agreement, SUNY procures and provides the site with a certificate of insurance or related protection evidencing the required insurance coverage. The provisions of a clinical affiliation agreement and clinical contract include the responsibilities and mutual terms that are agreed upon during the life of the agreement.

    Technology Specifications for On-Site and Distance Education Programs

    All nursing students, both onsite and distance, will have selected courses, many of which are available primarily by computer. Each student entering the School, both onsite and distance, must have access to a Windows-based or Macintosh-based computer which they are responsible to maintain. The following is a detailed description of the computer hardware, software and data communication requirements. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with these requirements to assure that your computer system fully meets them.

     Requirements

    • A computer purchased within the last two (2) years will generally meet the minimum computer hardware requirements.  Note:  You must take your quizzes/exams on a computer (desktop or laptop).  Honorlock (our current proctoring application) does NOT work on iPads, tablets or
      phones. Dual monitors may be used, but will need to be disconnected when taking quizzes/exams.
    • Operating System:  Microsoft Windows version 10 or higher, or Mac OSX 10.13 or higher.
    • Webcam: integrated or attached webcam device WITH mic (most laptops have mic and camera integrated) 
    • MS Word and PowerPoint are required; current version MS Office 2010, 2013 or Office
      365 recommended *
    • Internet browsers: Google Chrome (minimum version 79) when taking a Honorlock proctored exam. Please note: additional browsers (Safari, FireFox and Edge may be used to access other University and SON resources, but Chrome is required for proctored exams

     Recommendations

    • Recommendations
    • Virus scanning software is highly recommended *

    *Current versions of MS Office and Symantec anti-virus may be available free from Campus.  Since the School of Nursing does not administer these offerings they are subject to change.  Registered students can obtain more information about these offers from the Stony Brook University Division of Information Technology website 

    It is strongly recommended that students use a computer dedicated for their own use rather than sharing a computer with others when completing the Distance Education Program. Students are required to maintain their computer hardware and operating systems in proper functioning order. Please call Tech Support (631) 444-7505 or email son_it_help@stonybrook.edu, if you have any questions or need any additional information.

     

  • Honors

    Honors

    Degree candidates may receive school or departmental awards for superior performance upon recommendation of the faculty and review by the School of Nursing Awards Committee.

    Dean’s List

    Each semester, part-time students must have completed at least six credits of letter-grade work in order to be considered.

    Degrees with Distinction

    School of Nursing undergraduate students are eligible for Degrees with Distinction. Degrees with Distinction are conferred on candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree who have completed at least 55 credits at Stony Brook, excluding special examination and waiver credit, and who attain the requisite grade point average.  Students in the Registered Nurse to Baccalaureate Program or Registered Nurse to Master of Science Program who entered the program prior to 2022, must follow the policy in place during their entry term into the program.  The levels of distinction are suma cum laude, magna cum laude, and cum laude, and constitute approximately the 98th percentile, the 93rd percentile and the 85th percentile, respectively.

    The grade point average cutoffs for the three levels of distinction are: summa cum laude, 3.80; magna cum laude, 3.70; and cum laude, 3.60.

    Attainment of a degree with distinction is indicated on the student’s diploma and permanent academic record.

    Honor Society

    The Kappa Gamma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International was charted in 1988 and is the honor society for the School of Nursing. Graduate and Undergraduate, Graduate, and Doctoral students are eligible based upon criteria as established by Sigma Theta Tau International Inc.

     

  • Clubs & Organizations

    Nursing Clubs/HSA Organizations

    The Health Sciences Association (HSA) represents all HSC undergraduate students enrolled in the Schools of Health Technology and Management, Nursing, and Social Welfare. HSA sponsors numerous activities and programs during the year to meet the social and academic needs of students. It also promotes inter-professional understanding and education by fostering joint activities among students in the different health professions programs.

    National Student Nurse’s Association: Stony Brook Chapter

    The mission of the National Student Nurse’s Association-Stony Brook Chapter is to organize, represent and mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses, as well as those enrolled in baccalaureate completion programs, convey the standards and ethics of the nursing profession, promote development of the skills that students will need as responsible and accountable members of the nursing profession, advocate for high quality healthcare, advocate for and contribute to advances in nursing education and develop nursing students who are prepared to lead the profession in the future.

    Pre-Nursing Society

    The Pre-Nursing Society was founded in 2003 by Roxanna Minero with the goal and intentions of educating students on the west side of Stony Brook’s campus about Stony Brook’s School of Nursing and the nursing profession. Participating students have the opportunity to become involved within the community, helping them to observe firsthand some of the roles of a nurse. Some of the volunteer services include monthly visits to the Veteran’s Nursing Home, the Walk for Beauty, the Special Olympics, Light the Night Walk, and the Lupus Walk.

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