About the School of Nursing
The School of Nursing offers a two-year program leading to an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing. New students can enter the fall semester for our day option or the spring semester for our evening/Saturday option, which allows students to earn a degree by attending courses on weeknights and Saturdays. Additionally, for new high school graduates, there is a dual admission option offered in collaboration with Mercy College.
The mission of School of Nursing is to provide a quality education in the art and science of nursing, which results in a caring, competent, compassionate nurse prepared to meet the health and wellness needs of a multicultural community through collaborative efforts.
We have a long and proud history dating back to 1901 when the school was established as part of Mount Vernon Hospital. In 1903, the school held its first graduation, and in 1906 received registration and certification from the University of the State of New York. In the mid-1970s, we began a college affiliation for liberal arts and science courses, and changed from a three-year to a two-year program in 1980. And in June 1991, the School of Nursing graduated the first class to receive the Associate in Science Degree.
Our Commitment to the Future
The School of Nursing has graduated thousands of nurses who have significantly served the community and the profession. We are proud of our tradition of strong academic preparation and hands-on learning that was the basis for the founding of the School of Nursing more than a century ago.
Today's nursing profession needs individuals who are committed to excellence and are prepared to embark on a career that provides challenges as well as satisfaction of spirit. We offer the foundation in theory, practice and self-awareness that you will need for success as a nurse in the 21st century.
Through articulation agreements with eight colleges and a dual admission partnership with Mercy College, School of Nursing graduates are prepared to continue toward a Baccalaureate in Nursing (BSN) degree.
The School of Nursing Exemplifies Excellence in Nursing Education