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School of Nursing

Nursing Fast Facts

About the School of Nursing

Mercy University’s School of Nursing houses both undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. Our undergraduate programs prepare students to respond to the dynamic healthcare needs of a diverse population. Our graduate programs assist students in expanding their capacity to diagnose and treat individuals, educating the next generation of nurses, or becoming healthcare leaders.

Our Nursing Programs

A Message from Dean Beard

Welcome to Mercy University’s School of Nursing. As the Inaugural Dean, I am excited to welcome you on your journey to and through the profession of nursing! Many students choose Mercy because our commitment to student success and academic excellence is exemplified throughout the institution. We take pride in our ability to provide an academic milieu where students can learn, grow, and advance in nursing. Our nationally recognized advising program and student success toolkit are designed to enhance student outcomes. 

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Kenya Beard

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Clinical Simulation & Learning Labs

The interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation & Learning Lab, a 12,000 square foot facility dedicated to hands-on training in the health professions, teaches future nurses how to get the job done using state-of-the-art technology.

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Simulation and learning labs

RN to B.S. Degree

If you have a nursing license and practice in the field, this fully online program will help you earn a bachelor's degree on your time and at a discount off the standard tuition rate.

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Family Nurse Practitioner

Family Nurse Practitioner Program

One of our newest programs, advanced practice nurses can learn the skills they need to practice private care. This opens the door to a wide range of employment possibilities and could lead to better pay, too.

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Gwen Hobson

Faculty Spotlight

Professor Gwen Hobson has been at Mercy University since September 2019. She has a post master's degree from Pace University, a master's degree from New York University and a bachelor's in nursing from Georgetown University.

Read Our Q&A With Professor Hobson

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Kyra Reyes

Student Spotlight

Kyra Reyes is a senior from San Diego, CA in the Mercy University School of Nursing. In her time here Kyra has been able to be an influence and a leader in her new community. She is the President of the Student Nursing Association.

Read Our Q&A With Kyra

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Kristian Nokaj

Staff Spotlight

Kristian was born and raised in the Bronx. His parents are from Kosovo, Albania. Kristian joined Mercy in 2022 coming from Madison Square Garden. He has a Bachelors in Communications from Fordham University in 2019.

Read Our Q&A with Kristian

Contact the School of Nursing

Kenya V. Beard EdD, RN, AGACNP-BC, ANEF, FAAN 
Dean and Chief Academic Officer

Professor, School of Nursing
2012 Macy Faculty Scholar

Sara Dorfman-Grigg
Administrative Assistant School of Nursing Dean's Office