Undergraduate Bulletin

Fall 2017

School of Nursing


The mission of the Stony Brook School of Nursing is to prepare nurse leaders at all entries of practice to advance the health of the people of New York, the wider geographic regions and the global community with a focus on the underserved. This is accomplished through innovative, high quality and accessible educational programs, clinical practice, research and public service.


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: the maintenance of high and consistent standards that hold up under scrutiny
Reach: 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
Unity: state of harmony of being with all people
Perseverance: steadfast in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success


1. Educate a diverse population of students for professional 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, 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.