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Eileen Specchio, Ph.D., RN
Interim Nursing Administrator

Henderson Hall 215A

Phone: (973) 290-4073
especchio@cse.edu

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Department of Nursing

The Nursing program at the College of Saint Elizabeth is committed to providing distinctive undergraduate and graduate nursing education. The nursing program fosters the development of leadership in students in a spirit of service and social responsibility to others with emphasis on advocacy for patients, nursing profession and healthcare. The Nursing Program continues to offer our RN-BSN.

The College of Saint Elizabeth's new four-year, pre-licensure BSN program prepares students to be licensed registered nurses. In support of the expanded programming, CSE nursing students' learning experience features a state-of-the-art clinical skills and diagnostics center, which includes a high-fidelity simulation lab consisting of 12 examination bays and a patient simulation room featuring an adjacent faculty observation area. Students apply for entry into the nursing program at the end of freshman year.

We are excited to announce that we have developed two new programs in addition to our RN-BSN program and an MSN program in Nursing Education. Our master's in nursing program began a track in leadership/management which has been very well received. Classes are held at our home campus and in a number of regional health centers and fit a professional work schedule.


Accreditation

The College of Saint Elizabeth Nursing Program is approved and accredited by:

New Jersey State Board of Nursing
PO Box 45010
Newark, New Jersey 07101
(973) 504-6430
www.njconsumeraffairs.gov

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000
www.acenursing.org

New programs, which include MSN with a leadership concentration and the Pre-Licensure BSN, are in the approval process. The new programs have been approved and granted provisional accreditation by the New Jersey Board of Nursing. Full accreditation is granted pending graduation of the first class and meeting the State Board's criterion for NCLEX licensure passing rates.

The College of Saint Elizabeth is approved and accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(267) 284-5000
www.msche.org


Mission

In the tradition of the College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE), the Nursing Program accepts and upholds the mission of the College in providing distinctive undergraduate and graduate nursing education and is committed to preparing individuals through scholarship, critical inquiry and continued lifelong learning.

The nursing program prepares individuals to promote, maintain and restore health to patients in a variety of settings. The nursing program fosters the development of leadership in students in a spirit of service and social responsibility to others with emphasis on advocacy for patients, nursing profession and healthcare.


Faculty and Staff

Mary Ann Anderson, DNP, RN

Assistant Professor
(973) 290-4156
manderson@cse.edu
Henderson Hall 215 I

Dana Lopes, RN, CCRN, TCRN, MSN, ACNP-BC

Instructor
(973) 290-4072
dlopes01@cse.edu
Henderson Hall 215 B

Patricia McQuade, D.Ed., MSN, CCRN

Assistant Professor
(973) 290-4156
pmcquade@cse.edu
Henderson Hall 215 C

Janet Okken

Program Coordinator
(973) 290-4139
jokken@cse.edu
Henderson Hall 215D

Patricia Ricci-Allegra, Ph.D., RN, APN, CNE

Assistant Professor
(973) 290-4570
prallegra@cse.edu
Henderson Hall 215F

Eileen Specchio, Ph.D., RN

Interim Nursing Administrator
Professor
(973) 290-4073
especchio@cse.edu
Henderson Hall 215 A