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In-person office hours are Monday - Thursday from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. For inquires at all other days/times, please send a detailed email to If you prefer a call back, please include good times to reach you and your call-back information.

The Nursing program at CUNY College of Staten Island is featured on the 2020 Best Colleges list! 2020 Best Bachelor's Nursing Degrees: #23

Nursing Department Overview

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We provide an effective blend of theory, research, academic rigor, technology, and contemporary practice experiences to help students develop personally and professionally for entry-level and advanced careers in nursing. Our prelicensure program (AAS) prepares students for entry-into practice. AAS graduates are eligible to take the registered nurse (RN) licensing exam. Other degree programs include baccalaureate (RN to BS), masters (nurse practitioner [NP] and clinical nurse specialist [CNS]), and clinical doctorate [DNP]). Several certificate programs are also offered (post-masters NP or CNS and post- baccalaureate advanced certificate in cultural competence for nurses and other health care professionals). The PhD in nursing is offered as part of a CUNY consortium at the CUNY Graduate Center in Manhattan. Our dedicated and experienced faculty work with full-time and part-time students in many aspects of academic life such as coursework, including classroom, clinical, simulation, and laboratory experiences in professional settings. We offer in-person programs with in-person and online sections available.

The Associate, Baccalaureate, Graduate and Doctorate in Nursing Practice degrees in Nursing are accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Education of Nurses (ACEN)

For Registered Nurses seeking to become an Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) or Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS):

Masters of Science
Doctor of Nursing Practice

ACEN Accreditation
The Nursing Programs of the College of Staten Island located in Staten Island, New York are accredited by the: 

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
  • 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
  • Atlanta, GA  30326
  • (404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate, Baccaulaureate, & Master’s/Post-Master’s Certificate Nursing Programs is Continuing Accreditation. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Clinical Doctorate Nursing Program is Initial Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding these programs.

Marcus Hall / 5S-213
Willowbrook Campus

Department Contact

Nursing Department

Email Nursing Department

Danna Curcio

Acting Chair and Associate Professor

Email Danna Curcio

Susan Brillhart

Deputy Chair and Assistant Professor

Email Susan Brillhart

Our accrediting body is:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3433 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, Georgia 30326

Mon-Thu 9am - 2pm
Appointment suggested for walk-in visits