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The Nursing Department at Farmingdale State College has a great reputation and is nationally recognized for graduating exceptional nurses. Our Nursing BS program is our most competitive program with limited seats available. We are ranked 8th Best Value RN program in New York.

We have a 100% NCLEX-RN pass rate and our programs are accredited by the New York State Board of Regents, making our school a top choice for many aspiring nurses.

Our mission is to advance nursing education in a student-centered learning environment to empower graduates to be exemplary citizens, scholars, professionals, and leaders in an increasingly diverse and interdependent world.

Whether a student is looking to start their education, transfer into Nursing, or advance their career, FSC has options.

Our progressive nursing and simulation laboratory offers students the opportunity to develop skills that they can apply in the clinical setting to provide holistic care that promotes optimum well-being to individuals and families.

Students can join the Honor Society Chi Gamma Chapter Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing.


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CCNE Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

The baccalaureate degree in nursing programs at Farmingdale State College, SUNY is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). CCNE is located at 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001; phone 202-887-6791 and registered and accredited by the New York State Education Department Office of the Professions.

The department of nursing graduates take the licensing examination in nursing. The NCLEX-RN pass rates for the last three years are

  • 2018:  98%
  • 2019:  96.3%
  • 2020: 100%


nursing department

Gleeson Hall, Room 204
Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm


Lori Goodstone


Panagiotis Kellarakos
Administrative Assistant 1

On March 3-5, 2021 the Department of Nursing at Farmingdale State College will host a virtual site visit from the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), a nationally recognized accrediting agency for baccalaureate and graduate degree programs in nursing education. As part of the process for our accreditation of our baccalaureate programs, CCNE policy requires that we provide an opportunity for the program’s identified communities of interest to provide written input into the deliberations of the evaluation team.

We invite participation in this process from students, alumni, faculty, employers, and others. Written and signed comments will be accepted by CCNE until February 10th 2021. Please include the name, address, and telephone number of the person providing comments. These comments are shared with the team prior to the visit, but at no time during the review process are these comments shared with the program.

Please submit comments to:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC, 20001

Last Modified 2/14/21