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Department of Nursing

The Nursing program at Saint Elizabeth University is committed to providing distinctive undergraduate (BSN) and graduate (MSN) nursing programs. At SEU, the BSN program consists of two options – the pre-licensure and RN to BSN – and the MSN program includes Nurse Educator and Nurse Leadership options.

SEU's 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.

In support of the educational objectives, the SEU nursing students' learning experience includes 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. Classes are held at our home campus as well as in a number of regional health centers and fit a professional work schedule.

We invite you to explore our Nursing Department website specific to each program and option.

Contact us directly with questions.


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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Accreditation

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
www.njconsumeraffairs.gov

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

New programs, which include MSN with a leadership concentration and the Pre-Licensure BSN, have been approved and granted continuing accreditation by ACEN with the next full review in spring 2022, and the Pre-Licensure BSN 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
www.msche.org


Mission

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
manderson@steu.edu

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

Chairperson
Assistant Professor of Nursing
(973) 290-4074
vclerkin@steu.edu
Henderson Hall 215 A

Kristin Harmon, MSN, RN

Instructor
(973) 290-4080
kharmon@steu.edu
Henderson Hall 215 H

Dana Lopes, RN, CCRN, TCRN, MSN, ACNP-BC

Instructor
(973) 290-4072
dlopes01@steu.edu
Henderson Hall 215 B

Patricia McQuade, D.Ed., MSN, CCRN

Assistant Professor
(973) 290-4156
pmcquade@steu.edu
Henderson Hall 215 C

Janet Okken

Program Coordinator
(973) 290-4139
jokken@steu.edu
Henderson Hall 215 E

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

Assistant Professor
(973) 290-4570
prallegra@steu.edu
Henderson Hall 215 F

Eileen Specchio, Ph.D., RN

Professor
(973) 290-4073
especchio@steu.edu
Henderson Hall 215 G

Marjorie Tapia DNP, APRN, RN, GNP-BC

Assistant Professor
(973) 290-4031
mtapia@steu.edu
Henderson Hall 215 D