School of Nursing

School Location

Cambridge Building
7 Cambridge Drive
Trumbull, CT 06611

Program Director

Mary Alice Donius, Ed.D.
Program Director

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The School of Nursing at Sacred Heart University consists of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to a BSNMSN or DNP degree; RN to BSN, RN to MSN programs as well as certificate programs. These programs are designed to advance nursing careers to best meet the healthcare needs of our communities. 

‌SHU’s recent nursing graduates achieve a 100%
pass rate on the NCSBN licensing exam.
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The School of Nursing offers:

  • Comprehensive philosophy embracing spirituality, ethics, diversity and community, within the Catholic intellectual traditions.
  • Individualized student counseling with low student to faculty ratios.
  • Quality Nursing Faculty with a history of successful change and innovation.
  • Hands-on clinical practice at many area hospitals, as well as simulated learning in state-of-the-art lab rooms.
  • The latest technology for Nursing Education.
Accreditation
The baccalaureate and masters programs in nursing at Sacred Heart University are accredited through June 2020 by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120 or 1- 202-887-6791.
 
The doctor of nursing practice program is accredited through June 2018 by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120 or 1- 202-887-6791.

All programs of study leading to undergraduate or graduate degrees (including online programs) are fully accredited and approved by the State of Connecticut Department of Higher Education Board of Governors.
 
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Latest News

Donius Named Director of School of Nursing

July 9, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The College of Health Professions at Sacred Heart University has named Mary Alice Donius director of the School of Nursing, effective July 1. Donius, a resident of Scarborough, N.Y., previously served as associate professor in the School of Nursing at the College of New Rochelle, where she was dean for seven years. Her prior experience includes director of Medical Center Education for Sound Shore Medical Center in New Rochelle, N.Y. “We are thrilled to have someone with Dr. Donius’ experience in this role,” said Patricia Walker, dean of the College of Health Professions at Sacred Heart University. “She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, and I have every confidence that she will continue our legacy of preparing top nurse leaders for a lifetime of success.”

Collaboration with Institute of Technology Tralee Benefits Nursing Students

June 26, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Irish eyes are smiling now that an exciting new partnership between the Sacred Heart University School of Nursing and the Institute of Technology Tralee has been forged. Located in County Kerry, Ireland (approximately one hour north of SHU’s campus in Dingle), the schools’ partnership is a natural progression and something SHU Professors Susan DeNisco and Shery Watson believe to be a commitment to higher education in an ever-changing, rapidly evolving professional landscape.

Majid Sadigh Shares the Global Impact of Remote Health Issues

December 13, 2013

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – As part of Sacred Heart University’s 50th Anniversary Colloquia Series, the School of Nursing invited Majid Sadigh to speak about the global impact of health issues in remote parts of the world and the importance of developing proactive initiatives. Sadigh graduated from Shiraz University Medical School in Iran and completed his residency at St. Mary’s Hospital in Connecticut, as well as an infectious disease fellowship at the University of Chicago. He served as associate program director of the Yale Primary Care Program and associate professor of medicine at Yale School of Medicine for many years. The director of Global Health at Danbury Hospital since June 2012, Sadigh is a veteran of medical missions around the world and has trained physicians and provided patient care in areas like Uganda, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Guyana and the Dominican Republic.