School of Nursing

The mission of the School of Nursing is to provide accessible, high quality undergraduate and graduate education to diverse student populations for the development of nurse leaders at all entries of practice.  This mission will be accomplished through innovative programs that reflect the needs and current trends of society.  Programs are implemented by faculty who are committed to education of the highest standards and who promote clinical practice, scholarly activity, and research that advances the scientific and theoretical foundation of nursing.

The vision of the School of Nursing is to become a destination public Ivy for students, faculty, and researchers. 

Values - I REACH
Integrity: the maintenance of high and consistent standards that hold up under scrutiny
Respect: the acknowledgement, consideration and regard for the unique contributions of all
Excellence: the state of highest quality
Accountability: the quality of being responsible for one’s actions
Creativity: a unique ability to develop innovation
Honesty: a characteristic of being fair, truthful and morally upright

Strategic Initiatives:

  1. Position the School of Nursing as a research school of distinction.
  2. Augment the level of academic excellence for which Stony Brook University School of Nursing is recognized.
  3. Respond to the needs and perspectives of communities of interest locally, nationally, and globally.


  1. Educate a diverse population of men and women for professional generalist nursing practice in a variety of settings.
  2. Provide educational access to geographically dispersed students through innovative programs and evolving technologies.
  3. Contribute to the scholarly development of the profession through integration of theory, research and clinical practice.
  4. Provide an educational foundation to promote cultural competence, ethical sensitivity, leadership and life-long learning.
  5. Prepare for global improvement of healthcare through individual, collaborative and interdisciplinary efforts.
  6. Provide an environment and infrastructure that supports faculty teaching, scholarship, research, service and practice.
  7. Provide a mechanism for continuous program assessment, outcomes, evaluation and improvement.

The curriculum of the School of Nursing emphasizes using the nursing process to provide health promotion, maintenance, and restoration among diverse populations of patients; using theory to conceptualize health responses to those populations; applying research finds to improve nursing practice; applying principles of leadership and management in nursing and health care delivery; and practicing interdisciplinary collaboration to improve health care and health outcomes through advocacy, activism, and courage.