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Department of Nursing

The Nursing program at Saint Elizabeth University is committed to providing distinctive undergraduate and graduate nursing education. At SEU, nursing curriculum fosters the development of leadership in students in a spirit of service and social responsibility to others with emphasis on advocacy for patients, nursing profession and healthcare.

We are excited to announce that we have developed two new programs in addition to our RN-BSN program and an MSN program in Nursing Education.

Saint Elizabeth University's new four-year, pre-licensure BSN program prepares students to be licensed registered nurses. In support of the expanded programming, SEU nursing students' learning experience features a state-of-the-art clinical skills and diagnostics center, which includes a high-fidelity simulation lab consisting of 12 examination bays and a patient simulation room featuring an adjacent faculty observation area. Students apply for entry into the nursing program at the end of freshman year.

Our master's in nursing program began a track in leadership which has been very well received. The MSN students complete 18 credits of core courses together and then take 18 more credits in either education or leadership. Classes are held at our home campus as well as in a number of regional health centers and fit a professional work schedule.

Nursing Zoom Session

Every Wednesday at Noon!

Every Wednesday from 12pm-1pm, join our Nursing Program Coordinator Janet Okken for a Live Zoom Session! She will be available to answer any questions you may have about our nursing program.

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The Saint Elizabeth University Nursing Program is approved and accredited by:

New Jersey State Board of Nursing
PO Box 45010
Newark, New Jersey 07101
(973) 504-6430

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

New programs, which include MSN with a leadership concentration and the Pre-Licensure BSN, are in the approval process. The new programs have been approved and granted provisional accreditation by the New Jersey Board of Nursing. Full accreditation is granted pending graduation of the first class and meeting the State Board's criterion for NCLEX licensure passing rates.

Saint Elizabeth University is approved and accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(267) 284-5000


In the tradition of Saint Elizabeth University (SEU), the Nursing Program accepts and upholds the mission of the University in providing distinctive undergraduate and graduate nursing education and is committed to preparing individuals through scholarship, critical inquiry and continued lifelong learning.

The nursing program prepares individuals to promote, maintain and restore health to patients in a variety of settings. The nursing program fosters the development of leadership in students in a spirit of service and social responsibility to others with emphasis on advocacy for patients, nursing profession and healthcare.

Faculty and Staff

Mary Ann Anderson, DNP, RN

Assistant Professor

Virginia M. Clerkin, DHEd, MSN, RN, CTN-A, CNL

Assistant Professor of Nursing
(973) 290-4074
Henderson Hall 215 A

Kristin Harmon, MSN, RN

(973) 290-4080
Henderson Hall 215 H


(973) 290-4072
Henderson Hall 215 B

Patricia McQuade, D.Ed., MSN, CCRN

Assistant Professor
(973) 290-4156
Henderson Hall 215 C

Janet Okken

Program Coordinator
(973) 290-4139
Henderson Hall 215 E

Patricia Ricci-Allegra, Ph.D., RN, APN, CNE

Assistant Professor
(973) 290-4570
Henderson Hall 215 F

Eileen Specchio, Ph.D., RN

(973) 290-4073
Henderson Hall 215 G

Marjorie Tapia DNP, APRN, RN, GNP-BC

Assistant Professor
(973) 290-4031
Henderson Hall 215 D