Nursing Department

If your calling is to save lives and provide the highest quality of patient care, you will find your way through our Nursing Department.

Nursing has been named the most trusted profession for the past twenty years. If you want to discover your calling to join this noble profession, make Iona Nursing your educational home.

With a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences that is rooted in Iona’s mission and philosophy that embraces intellectual inquiry, appreciation for diversity, learning outside the lines, and serving society, your journey to become a morally-reflective and critically-thinking healthcare professional starts at Iona.

You will learn in a caring academic community that supports your individual learning needs, using state-of-the art simulation and technology that mimics current healthcare settings. You will learn to become an integral member on an interprofessional team while providing the highest-quality, patient-centered care to diverse populations across the lifespan and continuum of care in internationally renowned healthcare facilities.

You will learn to be an advocate, leader, and compassionate nurse from exceptional faculty who are practicing clinicians and are here to support your successful educational journey.

If you are ready to become a nurse that is prepared for the challenges of our future healthcare environment, discover Iona Nursing.

The Kelly Center for Health Sciences

Gabriella Riccio

As a future nurse, the research I conducted benefits me because it makes me want to be a better nurse and change the field as much as I can.

-Gabriella Riccio ’24, nursing major
Read More about Gabriella

Nursing Programs

Contact Us

Nursing Department

Undergraduate Programs

Kevin Blake, Nursing Admissions Specialist
Phone: (914) 281-3867
Email: kblake@iona.edu

Graduate Programs

Daniel Gallagher, Director of Graduate Admissions for the NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences.
Phone: (914) 637-7770
Email: dgallagher@iona.edu

A nursing student learns with the VR headset.

Mission Statement

To provide high quality, accessible educational experiences that challenge and empower students to become nurse leaders working at the forefront of health care. We are committed to preparing students who are liberally educated, clinically competent, and will be compassionate, empathetic and ethical professionals. Iona’s nursing program, consistent with Iona University’s mission, will provide an educational environment that embraces intellectual inquiry, commitment to excellence, service to others, and an appreciation for inclusion and diversity.

Two Iona nursing students practice reading vitals on a mannequin.

Nursing Department Learning Outcomes

Baccalaureate Nursing Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply knowledge that integrates nursing science with that from other disciplines and the liberal arts, to support clinical judgment and innovation in nursing practice.  
  2. Collaborate as a member of the interprofessional team to provide holistic, inclusive, culturally sensitive, ethical, and compassionate person-centered nursing care across all healthcare settings.  
  3. Apply principles of population health in the care of diverse clients to promote and advocate for equitable health outcomes.  
  4. Integrate evidence-based nursing practice to improve health.  
  5. Incorporate knowledge of healthcare systems, performance metrics, regulatory policies, and costs to effectively make decisions and provide equitable care to diverse populations.   
  6. Use informatics and communication technologies to drive clinical judgment in accordance with professional and regulatory standards to deliver quality and safe nursing care.
  7. Cultivate a professional nursing identity that reflects ethical principles, human dignity, and social justice.  
  8. Create a leadership approach that values personal well-being, lifelong learning, and continued acquisition of professional nursing expertise.

Graduate Nursing Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Integrate philosophical, theoretical, and ethical knowledge from nursing science and other disciplinary perspectives to translate evidence to advance nursing practice.
  2. Lead collaboratively within the interprofessional team to plan, coordinate, and deliver evidence-based and holistic person-centered care that prioritizes a culture of the highest quality and safety principles in healthcare environments.
  3. Collaborate with partners to advocate for and create health policies that promote equitable, culturally responsive, and sustainable population healthcare.
  4. Lead within complex healthcare systems to recommend, design, and implement equitable solutions to improve health outcomes and system effectiveness.
  5. Apply informatics and communication technologies in accordance with legal and professional practices to promote quality and safe healthcare in diverse populations across the continuum of care.
  6. Embody a professional nursing identity that reflects moral courage, ethical principles, human dignity, social justice, and upholds accountability to the individual, society, and the profession.
  7. Model leadership within the nursing profession that embraces personal well-being, lifelong learning, advocacy, transformation, mentorship, and service.