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.
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

U.S. News Names Sacred Heart University Among the Best for Online Programs

January 7, 2015
Sacred Heart’s online offerings for its nursing program and bachelor’s program are among the best in the country according to U.S. News & World Report. This is the third year U.S. News has ranked online degree programs.

U.S. News assessed schools based on student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, peer reputation and admissions selectivity. 

Nursing Professor Linda Strong Receives Daughters of American Colonists’ Award

May 27, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Professor Linda Strong of Stratford, a nursing professor for the past 23 years as Sacred Heart University and a public health nurse for more than 33 years, was honored recently with an award of $1,000 from the Connecticut State Society—Daughters of the American Colonists (CTSSDAC). A check was presented to her by Christy Hendrie, a family nurse practitioner graduate of SHU’s School of Nursing and new State Regent for the CTSSDAC. The presentation took place at the Hall Neighborhood House in Bridgeport, where Strong operates Aging with Grace, a community health outreach program. The check will help fund the purchase of much-needed health screening equipment for anyone served by Hall House. Strong, Hendrie, SHU senior nursing students, representatives from Optimus Healthcare (which supports Hall House) and other CTSSDAC officials were onsite for the presentation.

New College of Nursing Announced

May 22, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University announces the creation of a new College of Nursing, effective July 1. The College of Nursing will join the University’s other five colleges—the Jack Welch College of Business, the Isabelle Farrington College of Education, the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Health Professions and University College.

School of Nursing Provides Health Care in the Dominican Republic

April 23, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Last month, five Sacred Heart University faculty members conducted a medical mission trip to Parasio, Dominican Republic, along with 10 family nurse practitioner (FNP) students. An essential component of the FNP curriculum is an emphasis on health promotion, disease prevention and health restoration within a strong community framework. The program provides essential clinical experiences required for practice in family primary care for individuals of all ages.