NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences

A Cutting-Edge Education in the Health Sciences

Principally located on Iona University’s campus in Bronxville, N.Y., the NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences offers a new vision for collaborative health care education with interprofessional experiences, the use of modern, state-of-the-art facilities in simulation technology, a disciplinary curriculum aligned with today’s workforce needs and an emphasis on community care. Home to the Kelly Center for Health Sciences, this partnership with NewYork-Presbyterian solidifies Iona’s commitment to developing the next generation of healthcare professionals.

NewYork-Presbyterian has supported the creation of the NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences with a gift of $20 million. It is ranked one of the best hospitals in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals rankings. NewYork-Presbyterian is consistently recognized as a leader in medical education, groundbreaking research, and innovative, patient-centered clinical care in collaboration with two renowned medical schools, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.


The NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences will be a national leader in educating equity-minded healthcare professionals through innovation, community and civic engagement, interprofessional collaboration and through values-based pedagogies that prioritize healthcare access and the well-being of patients, clients and providers.


The NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences will provide holistic, high-quality, accessible educational experiences that support students as they prepare for roles as ethical, empathetic, and highly competent healthcare professionals. Students will recognize the importance of inclusion, equity and diversity, interprofessional collaboration, evidence-based practice and working with a multicultural mindset to serve the common good of their communities.

Pre-Health Advising at Iona

Interested in pursuing a Pre-Med, Pre-Dental or other Pre-Health profession track? Visit Iona's Pre-Health Advising page to learn more!

Answering the Call: How Iona is Helping to Fill the Demand for Healthcare Workers

There continues to be high demand for healthcare workers across a variety of specialties. This piece by PIX11’s New York Living explores how the NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences is helping to fill that need while setting students up for successful careers. Iona students study and train in state-of-the-art facilities with professors who bring hands-on experience to the classroom.

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State-of-the-Art Facilities

Iona’s new Bronxville campus doubles the University’s footprint. Opened as of the Spring 2023 semester, this new campus primarily hosts the NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences programs.

The entrance to the Kelly Center for Health Sciences.

The Kelly Center for Health Sciences signifies Iona’s commitment to developing the next generation of healthcare professionals.

Health sciences bedside rooms

Our large bedside skills lab provides students the opportunity to learn fundamental nursing skills and medication administration.

Students in the Kelly Center work in a hospital-like environment.

A hospital-like environment prepares students using the most updated technology in real-life situations.

Assessment Labs in the NewYork-Presbyterian Iona University School of Health Sciences.

State-of-the-art assessment labs are used for learning diagnostic procedures.

A nursing student works with an infant mannequin.

Students learn care across the lifespan of the patient beginning at birth.

The common area in the Kelly Center

With breakout seats, study carrels and group study rooms, students can interact and work with each other in a variety of settings.

About the School

  • Our nursing curriculum is developed with feedback from NewYork-Presbyterian, a leader in medical education, groundbreaking research, and innovative, patient-centered clinical care. 
  • Highly respected health professionals from NewYork-Presbyterian work alongside students as adjunct professors and/or guest lecturers in classes, providing opportunities to learn from top professionals in the field.
  • Students have access to clinical placements and career opportunities with NewYork-Presbyterian, one of the best hospitals in the nation.
  • Direct-entry admission* is available for the Nursing (BS), Communication Sciences & Disorders (MA) and the Occupational Therapy (MS) programs.
  • Offering degrees in:
    • Health and Wellness (BS)
    • Nursing (BS)
    • Social Work (BS)
    • Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology (BA)
    • Communication Sciences & Disorders (MA)
    • Nursing Education (MS)
    • Nursing Healthcare Organizational Leadership (MS)
    • Marriage & Family Therapy (MS)
    • Mental Health Counseling  (MA)
    • Occupational Therapy (MS)

*Pending fulfillment of program specific requirements.

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OT students practice helping a client put on a shoe.

Our Health Sciences Programs

The NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences offers comprehensive programs designed around the well-being of patients and clients, community engagement and interprofessional collaboration. 

Undergraduate Programs

We offer undergraduate programs in nursing, health & wellness, speech-language pathology and social work. For students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree and the necessary pre-requisites, our Accelerated Second Degree in Nursing (BS) can be completed in as little as 16 months. Explore Iona’s health sciences undergraduate programs.

Graduate Programs

NYPISHS offers accredited programs in a variety of allied health disciplines including occupational therapy, communication sciences & disorders, mental health counseling and marriage and family therapy. For nurses who are interested in expanding their existing skillsets or would like to enhance their academic credentials, we offer degrees in nursing education and leadership. Explore Iona’s health sciences graduate programs.

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Connect with Us

The Dean’s Office is located in Feth Hall on the Bronxville campus. Students are welcome to visit and connect with our staff.

Spring 2024 NYPISHS Newsletter

In this edition of the NYPISHS Newsletter, Dean Dhanwada highlights new program offerings and updates, significant NYPISHS events, student spotlights, the nursing department’s study abroad trip to Ghana and much more.

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