School of
Nursing and Allied Health

Superior health care requires knowledgeable and experienced professionals. Empire State University's Nursing & Allied Health Science programs are designed to educate the workforce of tomorrow.

Online. Part-time. Affordable.

Everything you need to make earning your degree work … while you work.

Scholarship Information for School of Nursing and Allied Health Students

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High-quality Patient Care Requires 
High-quality Nursing Education

SUNY Empire’s RN to BSN, MS in Nursing Education and MS in Nursing Administration programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). That means you’ll earn your degree from a college that meets – and often exceeds – nationally established nursing standards.


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Chapter of Sigma Theta

SUNY Empire’s nursing program is a member of the Tau Kappa At-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow
from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs.

35% more.
of these positions will require a bachelor’s degree.

Term Dates

Summer 15-week and Express One 8-week

Application Deadline

Apr. 12

Registration for Classes Start

Feb. 6

Registration for Classes End

May 12

Term Begins

May 13

Summer Express Two 8-week

Application Deadline

May 17

Registration for Classes Start

Feb. 6

Registration for Classes End

Jun. 16

Term Begins

Jun. 17

Fall 15-week and Express One 8-week

Application Deadline

Aug. 1

Registration for Classes Start

Apr. 9

Registration for Classes End

Sep. 2

Term Begins

Sep. 3

What is BSN in 10?

New York state’s “BSN in 10” law, and how it affects you.

On December 18, 2017, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Chapter 502 of the Laws of 2017 amending Education Law section 6905 to require RNs to either have or obtain a baccalaureate degree or higher degree in nursing within 10 years of licensure. The law does not become effective until June 2019. In general, RN students enrolled in a licensure qualifying associates degree or diploma program as of December 18, 2017, as well as RNs licensed in New York State, as of December 18, 2017, are exempt from this requirement.

The reasons are clear:

  • Hospitals with higher percentages of bachelor’s-prepared nurses have better patient outcomes, such as lower mortality rates.
  • Each increase in percentage of inpatient RNs with BSNs results in an average reduction of 2.12 deaths out of 1,000 patients.
  • Length of hospital stay is shorter in facilities where nurses have at least a BSN.
  • Community-based care is less expensive in settings where nurses hold a BSN.
  • Nurses with a BSN are more satisfied with their jobs than nurses without one.

Source: New York Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders

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Message From The Dean 
And Program Director

Welcome to the School of Nursing and Allied Health

Congratulations and welcome to Empire State University! We are pleased to hear that you are joining the School of Nursing and Allied Health. Our goals are to support your academic, professional, and personal needs; identify and build upon your existing knowledge and skills; and nurture and sustain you in life-long curiosity and critical inquiry. Your education will permit you to change your life and the lives of those you touch and to construct a new future that you may not be able to imagine right now. The School of Nursing and Allied Health provides you with opportunities to explore your profession and to hone critical thinking, evidenced based practice, and communication and leadership skills. Our faculty and staff include a highly skilled team of professionals who are committed to student success. There are several who have been recognized for their expertise with SUNY Empire Foundation awards, SUNY Chancellor’s award and as a Fulbright scholar.

We are deeply committed to supporting you as you move through your educational journey at SUNY Empire.

We wish you the greatest success and satisfaction.


Rebecca Hegel, DNP, FNP-C, MS, RN
Program Director of Nursing
School of Nursing and Allied Health

Kim S. Stote PhD, MPH, RDN
School of Nursing and Allied Health

Did You Know?

Up to 79 credits can be transferred into the RN-BSN program

Up to 92 creditscan be transferred into the Allied Health program

Degree can be completed in as little as 3 terms*

8-week and 15-week courses are available

* Individual student degree planning required

Allied Health/MBA Combined Degree Pathways
You can earn your MBA in healthcare leadership or business management while completing your bachelor’s degree in allied health. Take up to 12 credits of graduate courses that will count toward both your bachelor’s and master’s degree.

Ready To Move Forward?

Go ahead and request more information, join us for an information session or take the step and apply now.


We’re here to help.

Connect with our Recruitment Specialist:

Jillian Johnis
800-847-3000 x6840
Schedule a virtual or phone appointment with Jillian

SUNY Empire’s School of Nursing and Allied Health is ready to assist you with planning your degree program and keeping you on track.