Long Island Nursing Department

Long Island Nursing Department

Find your place in the ever-changing field of nursing.

On our Long Island campus, we prepare you to be future leaders in nursing. How? By providing a stimulating environment in which you can explore careers in today’s health care system.

A four-year program for anyone looking to enter the nursing field.

A blended RN-BSN program maximizing the strength of registered nurses.

Whatever your choice, St. Joseph's University has everything you need to succeed. From freshmen to working adults, St. Joseph's University's innovative courses prepare nursing students at the undergraduate, graduate and professional level.

Nurses are consistently in high demand, especially in New York, and St. Joseph’s prepares you for professional practice in traditional and unstructured health care settings. Find your place in the ever-changing field of nursing.

Learn more about our undergraduate options

Nursing Four-Year Program
Your first step toward a rewarding career in nursing.

Nursing Four-Year Program

(For traditional undergraduate students.) The ways in which nurses were educated during the 20th century are no longer adequate for dealing with the realities of healthcare in today’s fast-paced, high-tech world of medicine. Many institutions now require registered nurses to hold a bachelor’s degree for this reason.

Given the increasing healthcare demands of our population, experts predict that, by 2020, the U.S. will need 1.2 million more professionally qualified nurses than our country is currently preparing. At St. Joseph's University, our mission is to help curb that shortage by offering a four-year, BS program for undergraduates.



Nursing Blended RN to BSN
Maximizing the strengths of registered nurses.

Nursing Blended RN to BSN

Our program, which is strictly for registered nurses, focuses on nursing theory and the promotion, restoration and maintenance of health for clients, the development of critical thinking and decision-making skills, and the development of leadership skills appropriate to beginning professional practice.

As adult learners, nursing students have unique needs and are diverse in their experiential backgrounds. We promote self-directed learning, increasing the student’s existing professional knowledge base and facilitating change in professional role perceptions and behavior. 



Danielle Monteverde '19

"When I found out about the four-year program (in nursing) here at St. Joseph's University, I was very hopeful. I came to orientation and was told about all the exciting things that were in store for this program, and I was anxious to get started. I remain grateful for the opportunities presented through the University, and to continue the path to not just a profession, but a lifetime of learning in nursing."



Learn more about our graduate options

Nursing M.S.: Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Image

Nursing M.S.: Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

The clinical nurse specialist concentration prepares students for the multifaceted role of the CNS in a variety of health care settings. Click here to learn more.

Nursing M.S.: Nursing Education Image

Nursing M.S.: Nursing Education

The nurse education concentration prepares students for educator positions in either academic or service settings, or in patient education. Click here to learn more.

Nursing M.S. — Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Image

Nursing M.S. — Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

The M.S. in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program responds to emerging national demographics and policies in healthcare. Click here to learn more.

Nursing Options That Work For You

Whether you want to work directly with patients or to help advance nursing education, we likely have a program for you. Gain experience from some of Long Island's top nursing instructors through hands-on teaching and research. There's never been a better time to become a nurse, and never a better time to study nursing at St. Joseph's University.

Accreditation Information

The Baccalaureate nursing programs at St. Joseph's University located on the Brooklyn and Long Island campuses are accredited by the:

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

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the baccalaureate nursing programs is continuing accreditation with one condition.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at the ACEN website.