Stony Brook University—​SUNY

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Name: Degree Type:
Adult Health masters
Psychiatric-Mental Health masters
Pediatrics masters
Nurse Midwifery masters
Neonatal masters
Perinatal-Women's Health masters
Nursing Education masters
Doctor of Nursing Practice doctorate
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Excellent graduate certification test scores; low-cost; affiliation with Stony Brook University Hospital; clinically expert faculty; part of Stony Brook Medical Center.

School type Public
Online grad programs CCNE accredited Yes
Online grad programs NLNAC accredited No
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in nursing degree programs 8
Concentrations offered
Nursing practitioner
Nursing midwifery
Clinical nurse specialist
Nursing education
More specialized departments/concentrations offered
Adult/geriatric – primary Pediatric – primary
Family/primary care Psychiatric/mental health
Neonatal Women's health

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 58


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 42 full-time; 5 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 86% full-time; 80% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 6
Average experience teaching online courses 15 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 5 full-time; 0 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 40
Maximum class size 40

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online No
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations Yes
Group projects/simulations Yes
Exams Yes
Classes include campus-based students N/A
Collaboration among online and campus students No face-to-face students
Students enroll as online students Online and on-campus students are in separate courses
Credits earned online equal earned on-campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 3.0 years
Program target time to graduate 3 years
Required time to earn degree 5 years

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