College of Nursing

Phyllis Shanley HansellFor much of its history, Seton Hall has been synonymous with nursing education and a home to those preparing to enter the profession for the first time and qualified nurses seeking to broaden their horizons.

Our baccalaureate degree was established in 1937 and is the oldest nursing degree program in the state. While we teach today’s students using the most advanced techniques and technology, it's this longstanding heritage of excellence in education that is the foundation of everything we do.

Some think that continuing education in nursing is a relatively recent phenomenon, but as long as there have been nurses there has been a strong demand for formalized education and development. So we're especially proud of our track record of supporting professionals who are returning to school, whether it is for a career change or RN/BSN completion, MSN for advanced practice or the Ph.D. degree.

It was the late 1940s that originally saw Seton Hall expand its range of programs to meet the needs of nurses who had cared for wounded servicemen during World War II.

Concerned at the often basic standards of care available to soldiers, they were anxious to study the latest evidence-based practices to ensure patients received the best possible nursing care.

Since then our range of programs has grown to encompass advanced practice and research-based degrees in a wide range of specialized fields taught by a faculty with an outstanding track record of professional scholarship.

Our graduates are using their knowledge and skills to make a real difference to the lives of patients throughout the world, and it is very satisfying to know that Seton Hall University’s College of Nursing has played its part in bringing that about.

Please take a moment to explore the College website and find the program that will help you achieve you personal and professional goals.

If we can help, please get in touch.

Phyllis Shanley Hansell, Ed.D., RN, FAAN
Dean of the College of Nursing


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