The goal in the School of Nursing is to develop nurses who understand basic human needs, the nursing process, systems theory, as well as the importance of taking personal and professional responsibility for their actions and decisions. A modern curriculum provides students with a deep understanding of the physical, biological and behavioral sciences as well as a broad liberal arts education. There’s an ongoing focus on major shifts in healthcare delivery including: consumer empowerment, the ageing population, cultural diversity and new technologies.
Classes are held in a state-of-the art facility that includes a Human Patient Simulation Center and science and pharmacy laboratories.
Students may enter into a “1+1” program, completing their Practical Nursing program in the first year and their Registered Nursing in the second year. Students who are already Licensed Practical nurses may enter directly into the Registered Nursing program.
Nursing classes are only offered during the day and nursing students are usually on campus from 9:00am-5:00pm daily. Nursing students are highly discouraged from working full-time while attending school.
Monroe College graduates are employed at prestigious health care organizations throughout the tri-state area. Such as: Morris Heights Health Center, Jacobi Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center, St. Barnabas Hospital, and Bronx Lebanon Hospital.
Admission to the nursing program is highly competitive. Applicants must attend an information session prior to enrollment.