BECOME A HEALTH CARE LEADER OF TOMORROWJoin USJ’s nationally recognized program in Nursing

The department of Nursing educates students for all levels of nursing practice by building on a firm foundation in the arts and sciences. The mission of the Department of Nursing is to provide a rigorous professional education to a diverse population, built on a firm foundation in the liberal arts and sciences, that prepares students for leadership roles at all levels of nursing practice. The Department is committed to supporting holistic growth, fostering strong ethical values, providing an environment of equity and inclusion, promoting personal integrity, and preparing students committed to social justice.

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Benefit from Our Acclaimed Curriculum

  • Faculty-student clinical ratio of 1:6 provides the personal attention and guidance needed in today’s acute-care settings
  • State-of-the-art technology supports learning in our fully operational Nursing Education and Simulation Center.
  • Clinical courses begin in the sophomore year (spring semester)

Learn from Clinical Placements in Leading Health Care Agencies

  • Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
  • CCMC Medical Center
  • Hartford Hospital
  • Hospital of Central Connecticut
  • Middlesex Hospital
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Jefferson House
  • McLean Senior Living
  • Gaylord Specialty Healthcare

Learn from Renowned Nursing Professionals

Our Nursing faculty consists of renowned professionals involved in research, clinical practice, and professional scholarship both nationally and internationally.

Join a Winning Team of Nursing Graduates

  • Many students who prepare with a USJ B.S. degree, with a concentration in Nursing, pursue a Master’s degree in Nursing.
  • Graduates are employed in hospitals, schools, private corporations, and other health care organizations, such as:
    • Pediatric Intensive Care
    • Home Care
    • Neonatal Intensive Care
    • Post-operative Cardiac Care
    • Critical Care
    • Hospice and Palliative Care
    • Psychiatric Facilities
    • Emergency Departments

CCNE Accredited

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certification at the University of Saint Joseph are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. 


In accordance with the U.S. Department of Education’s Regulation 34 CFR 688.43(a)(5)(v), please refer to The Board of Nursing Professional Licensure Requirement page here. Select Connecticut on the dropdown menu for full licensure requirements in Connecticut.

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    Phone: 860.231.5216
    Undergraduate Admissions: [email protected]
    Graduate Admissions: [email protected]

    Denise Puia, Ph.D., RN
    Chair and Associate Professor of Nursing
    Email: [email protected]

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