MS, DNP, Post Master's Certificate, considered a "stand-alone" certificate, meaning it is available to students who are not currently matriculated at Binghamton University.
Graduates of the program in gerontological nursing are prepared for advanced practice with elders in a variety of settings. The student acquires an in-depth understanding of normal aging, the illnesses that are common to this age group and an understanding of how the environment affects function. Students may select functional role preparation as a gerontological nurse practitioner, nurse educator, clinical nurse specialist or nurse administrator. Graduates are prepared to intervene in hospital, nursing home and community settings. Nurses who have a master of science degree in nursing may enroll in the post-masters gerontological nurse practitioner certificate program.
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).