This program is open to both matriculated graduate and post master's graduate students in the Decker School of Nursing who are interested in Disaster Management. Graduates of this certificate program are prepared to develop and implement educational programs for first responders, community-based organizations, voluntary organizations and academic institutions. Because the Community Health Nursing masters' program grant serves public health agencies in rural areas, and many of the employees of these agencies are unable to attend a 3 hour class on a weekly basis, the Certificate is offered in an online format. However, each course meets three times per semester on campus. These classes: allow the students and faculty to meet each other, offer instruction on Blackboard, allow for hazmat demonstrations, drills and tabletops, and allow students to present their projects. The Certificate in Disaster Management requires the successful completion of four (3 credit) graduate courses in disaster management for a total of 12 credits.
Binghamton University - SUNY is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The undergraduate and graduate nursing programs in the Decker School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).