Dean's Welcome
MediaLibrary#6883Welcome to the School of Nursing. For over one hundred years The College of New Rochelle has offered women a strong liberal arts education. It is this tradition that continues at the School of Nursing. Our students complete their nursing program with the broad educational underpinnings of a liberal education.

The teaching philosophy of the School of Nursing is formed on three pillars: a liberal arts curriculum, Catholic faith and traditions, and a feminine approach to understanding the human experience.  Encompassing all is a holistic approach to nursing based on a caring-healing framework that defines nursing as caring with compassion, empathy, altruism with the intention of healing body, mind, spirit.

Grounded in a holistic worldview that recognizes caring-healing as the foundation for nursing, we have earned nationwide recognition for pioneering the integration of holism in nursing practice and education, for responding to the latest developments in the profession, as well as for our excellent academic and clinical resources and innovative teaching methods.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is the first professional degree in nursing and prepares women and men with the knowledge and skills to provide nursing care in all settings, serve as advocates for clients and the profession, and assume leadership roles in nursing and health care.  We offer programs for the traditional aged high school graduates and transfer students, individuals with previous college degrees looking to change careers as well as for Registered Nurses seeking to advance their education.

The Master’s of Science (MS) degree in Nursing and Post Master’s Certificate programs offer a broad range of specialty areas.  These programs will prepare nurses for advanced practice roles in nursing and health care. The aim of our graduate programs are to expand nursing knowledge and skills enabling nurses to go on to serve as an advocate in the social and political arenas, participate in designing socially responsible care in diverse, multicultural, and dynamic health care environments, and utilize theory and research development to advance the profession and practice of nursing.

Our teaching philosophy and holistic approach to nursing makes The College of New Rochelle School of Nursing a unique institution of higher learning. Students seek us out knowing that at CNR we will provide them with the professional education for a successful career.  We welcome you to our family at The College of New Rochelle. With our help, you will change your life and make a difference for others who need your caring and healing as well as your knowledge and skill.

We are proud of our history and our programs! We are proud to call our graduates "CNR Nurses."

Dr. Mary McGuinness
Acting Dean, School of Nursing