Chairperson: Mary Dahl Maher, Ph.D., MPH, CNM, R.N.; Professors: Mary Dahl Maher, Ph.D., MPH, CNM, RN, Maureen Friedman, Ph.D., R.N.; Assistant Professor: Marie Bell, Ed.D., R.N.; Clinical Assistant Professors: Nancy Chernak, M.S., R.N, Cindy Covill-Eckert, M.S., R.N.,Deborah Forth, M.S., R.N., Charlotte Kumar, M.S., R.N., Christine O’Brien, M.S., R.N., Samantha Sassone, M.S., R.N., and Bonnie Walden, M.S., R.N.
The mission of the Nazareth College Nursing Department is to educate and prepare students for culturally congruent Nursing practice, to leadership in service, and to the commitment of a life informed by intellectual, ethical, and aesthetic values.
The vision of the Nazareth College Nursing Department will be recognized for its excellence in providing culturally competent Nursing education in a safe and supportive environment that places special emphasis on clear communication and interprofessional collaboration in order to effectively serve local and global communities.
Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the baccalaureate nursing program provides opportunities for students to work with patients from diverse cultures in all stages of life. Nazareth College offers three options for those seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing:
- A four-year licensure-qualifying program that leads to the Bachelor of Science degree and prepares graduates for the National Council Licensure Examination-RN (NCLEX-RN).
- An LPN to Bachelor of Science degree that prepares graduates for the National Council Licensure Examination-RN (NCLEX-RN).
- An upper-division Bachelor of Science degree for RNs who have associate degrees or diplomas in nursing.
Students enrolling in the four-year licensure-qualifying program will acquire clinical experience in a variety of acute, ambulatory, long-term care, and community-based settings. In some upper-level courses, four-year licensure students and RN students follow the same program.
The program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing provides registered nurses who have earned a diploma or associate degree with an opportunity to pursue a baccalaureate nursing degree in a program closely articulated with their previous educational and clinical experiences. Courses are specifically designed to build on previously acquired knowledge and skills.