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/weekend option, which allows students to earn a degree by attending courses on weeknights and weekends.
The mission of the School of Nursing is to provide a quality education in the art and science of nursing through collaborative efforts with the Montefiore Medical Center. Our graduate will be a caring, competent, compassionate nurse prepared to meet the health and wellness needs of multicultural communities.
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. The school transitioned from a diploma program to a two-year associate degree program, and in June 1991, the School of Nursing graduated the first class to receive the Associate in Science Degree in Nursing. Montefiore School of Nursing is affiliated with Westchester Community College for instruction in general education courses. We are registered by the New York State Education Department and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN).
Our Commitment to the Future
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. Our graduates continue to serve the community and make positive contributions to the nursing profession.
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 nursing education to prepare our graduates to practice nursing in today's dynamic health care environment.
Montefiore School of Nursing has articulation agreements with colleges and universities enhancing seamless progression in earning the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.
The School of Nursing Exemplifies Excellence in Nursing Education