SUNY Brockport Nursing Program Review

The College at Brockport (SUNY Brockport ) is part of the State University of New York (SUNY). This college is a four-year liberal arts institution with around 7,000 undergraduate students and almost 2,000 graduate students enrolled at the university. There are over 400 acres of land at Brockport’s campus that is located near Rochester. The university has one of the largest study abroad programs in the US and more than 60 clubs and organizations. There are indoor recreation facilities, such as a large pool, gymnasium, squash and racquetball courts, and more.

Nursing Programs

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

Brockport offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) in nursing program that takes four years to complete. Before being admitted to the program, there are prerequisite courses that must be completed, including Statistics, Microbiology, Nutrition, Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, and others. Students must also complete all of the liberal arts and other science courses that are required for general education at Brockport. A total of 122 credits must be accumulated over the four years to qualify for graduation. Students complete nursing core courses and clinical experience during their junior and senior years at Brockport. At their completion, the graduate is prepared to take the NCLEX-RN, the national exam that leads to certification as a Registered Nurse (RN).

Before being admitted to the BS in nursing program, applicants must first be accepted into Brockport. Admission is competitive, and high school students are usually in the top 28 percent of their graduating class. Typical SAT scores of accepted students range from 1040 to 1170, and ACT scores are between 22 and 26. It is preferred that students have an Advanced Regents Diploma with four years of English, three years of math, science, and social studies, three years of a foreign language, and a solid grade point average. After being accepted into the university and completing prerequisite courses, students may apply to the nursing program.

Students may qualify for a scholarship to pay for their four years of tuition at Brockport by joining the Army ROTC. The Military Science/ROTC Scholarships are for those who want to be an Army Officer and Registered Nurse after graduation. They will work wherever the US Army sends them. Academic requirements are for a student to have a high school grade point average of 2.5 or better, and applicants must also score at least 1000 on the SAT. Those who receive the scholarships are obligated to complete eight years of service after graduation. There are also opportunities for scholarships if a student enlists in the US Army Reserves or National Guard.

RN-BSN Program

Brockport offers a Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program for nurses with an associate’s degree in nursing. They must also be licensed as RNs. Students who are accepted into the program may earn their bachelor’s degree in two semesters plus part of a summer session when a bridge program from RN to BSN is held. Students must also complete all required liberal arts and sciences courses to qualify for graduation.

State University of New York at Brockport
350 New Campus Drive,
Brockport, New York 14420
(585) 395-2211