The Decker School of Nursing and its Future
As leaders in nursing education, we are proactively responding to the demands of changing times and changing technology. By promoting research, strengthening our academic programs, continuing on our trajectory toward becoming the premier school of nursing in rural health, and adopting a global perspective, we will better serve our students as well as our patients and our communities.
Our strategic plan calls for us to continue our research in critical areas such as cardiovascular health, forensic nursing, tobacco cessation, aging and women’s health and to encourage and fund additional faculty research initiatives. Our faculty members are highly talented nurses and outstanding teachers who, with additional support, will be able to not only conduct additional, important research but also involve more students in their projects.
Another priority for our continued success is to address a critical situation apparent at Binghamton University as well as at nursing schools across the country: the shortage of nurse educators. Our exciting and challenging graduate programs are designed to encourage more nurses to earn advanced degrees and contribute important knowledge to the healthcare field. Ultimately, they will be prepared to pass their knowledge on to future generations of nurses.
In addition to needing research opportunities and world-class faculty mentors, Decker students need the best campus-based clinical experiences possible. Our successful future depends on our ability to expand our Innovative Practice Center, with its high-tech human simulator mannequins, and to offer new clinical rotation opportunities.
Points of Pride
- The focus of nursing is on human systems that consist of individuals, families and communities that exist interdependently.