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. 

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All SHU nursing programs
are accredited by the Commission
on Collegiate Nursing Education

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

Blessing of the Hands Tradition Continues for Nursing Students

September 26, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A total of 98 nursing students participated in Sacred Heart University’s third annual Blessing of the Hands ceremony in what has become a moving and meaningful tradition. The event took place in the University’s Chapel of the Holy Spirit on Friday, September 19, before a full house of family members and nursing school alumni.

School of Nursing Awarded $683K Federal Grant to Educate Family Nurse Practitioner Students

August 12, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Sacred Heart University School of Nursing has been awarded a $682,940 grant, the largest in the program’s history. The Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship grant was issued by the Health Resources and Services Administrations (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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.”