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Welcome to Seton Hall University College of Nursing!  

Foley_250 x 200The new millennium has brought significant changes in healthcare making this an extraordinary time for nursing. The demand for skilled, professional nurses has never been greater and nurses are poised to be leaders in the provision of quality nursing care which will positively impact patient care in a global society. We work hard in the College of Nursing to prepare our students to undertake the exciting challenges ahead and lead the profession to excellence.  

A vital part of an established Catholic university, the College of Nursing embraces a student body enriched by cultural, ethnic and racial diversity where religious and ethical commitment and educational excellence are valued. Our mission is to offer a values based curriculum to assist students to excel as members of interprofessional healthcare teams, to serve as servant leaders, to provide evidence-based compassionate care and to improve their communities. Our faculty are recognized as leaders, researchers and practitioners locally, regionally, and nationally. These committed faculty assist students to transform theory into practice and guide students in critical thinking and clinical decision making through a variety of online, classroom, lab and clinical experiences. Faculty at the College of Nursing develop close mentoring relationships with individual students at all levels, further enriching their nursing education. With a focus on population health, quality care and patient safety, our curriculum provides our graduates with the necessary skills to provide patient care to patients, families and communities. 

With its long history of excellence in nursing education, the College of Nursing boasts an extensive alumni network of nursing leaders across the state, country and beyond, giving College of Nursing graduates a competitive edge in the workplace. I continue to be excited by the opportunities available in the College of Nursing and hope that you consider Seton Hall College of Nursing to begin, continue or enhance your nursing education. If you have questions, I encourage you to reach out to us directly. I look forward to hearing from you.

Warm Regards, 

Marie C. Foley, Ph.D., R.N.

Marie Foley, Ph.D., R.N.
Dean and Professor
(973) 761-9014
marie.foley@shu.edu

Kathleen Neville, Ph.D., R.N.
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research
(973) 761-9311
kathleen.neville@shu.edu

Judith Lucas, Ed.D., A.P.R.N., B.C.
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs 
(973) 761-9311
judith.lucas@shu.edu

Theresa Deehan, M.A.S.
Assistant Dean for Business Affairs
(973) 761-9619
theresa.deehan@shu.edu

Elizabeth McDermott, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Student Success
(973) 761-9309
elizabeth.mcdermott@shu.edu

Mary Yenesel, M.B.A.
Director of Administrative Operations
(973) 275-2030
mary.yenesel@shu.edu

Felella Millman, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N.
Director of Graduate Student Affairs
(973) 275-2118
felella.millman@shu.edu

Gabriele Zengewald, M.A.
Director of Graduate Admissions and Compliance
(973) 761-9583 
gabriele.zengewald@shu.edu

Sharon Dobrina, M.S.
Coordinator of Graduate Recruitment
(973) 275-2359
sharon.venino@shu.edu

Megan Kushner, J.D.
Assistant Program Director Accelerated 2nd Degree B.S.N.
(732) 987-2289
megan.kushner@shu.edu

Kathryn Sanok, M.S.N., C.P.N.P., R.N.
Coordinator of Clinical Skills Lab
(973) 761-9315
kathryn.sanok@shu.edu

Robert Scoloveno
Director of Clinical Simulation
(973) 761-9299
robert.scoloveno@shu.edu

Marisa Merrigan Robertazzi
Standardized Patient Educator
(973) 542-6877
marisa.merriganrobertazzi@shu.edu

Lauren Burbank
Schedule Manager Clinical Simulation and Education Simulation Center
(973) 542-6874
lauren.burbank@shu.edu

Kathryn Tarpey Balsamo, M.S.N., A.P.N., C.P.N.P.-P.C.
Clinical Placement Coordinator
(973) 542-6712
kathryn.tarpeybalsamo@shu.edu

Yana Bolshem, M.B.A., B.S.N., R.N.
Clinical Affiliation Coordinator
(973) 542-6713
yana.bolshem@shu.edu

Laura R. Brody
Secretary to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
(973) 542-6814
laura.brody@shu.edu

Lydia Jones
Secretary to the Undergraduate Department
(973) 761-9307
lydia.jones@shu.edu

Teofila Pena
Secretary to the Graduate Department
(973) 761-9287
teofila.pena@shu.edu

Julia Bonfim, B.S.
Secretary to the Associate and Assistant Deans
(973) 761-9097 
julia.bonfim@shu.edu

Mercedes Martinez
Secretary to the Dean
(973) 761-9014
mercedes.martinez@shu.edu

Elda G. Hernandez, MS
Academic Advisor

Nicholas Russo, MA
Academic Advisor

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