About Nursing

We emphasize leadership and decision making by blending liberal arts and intensive course work in nursing to prepare you for the intellectual and technical challenges of the profession. We offer a variety of field experiences in selected health care agencies, and emphasize active engagement in the local community, so you'll have opportunities to practice your skills beyond the classroom. By graduation, you'll be ready to take the NCLEX-RN exams and work in a variety of health care settings.

Our Nursing Resource Center provides simulators and computer labs to practice your skills. You can also join the National Student Nurses Association. The graduate nursing program is designed for professional nurses to become nurse educators or family nurse practitioners.

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Dimensions of Health Promotion in the Community

Introduces students to nursing and promotion of health in a variety of settings. Topics such as basic community needs and assessment, culture, wellness, communication and preparation to enter the community health care system are explored.

Psychodynamic Dimensions of Psychiatric-Mental Health

This class presents an overview of psychiatric-mental health care issues prevailing in society. Content includes understanding the nurse’s role within this specialty and developing skills of assessment, intervention, and evaluation of clients.

Emerging Global Health Concerns

An examination of the role of chemistry in issues affecting the health status of individuals and groups throughout the world with emphasis on the needs of vulnerable populations and equity of health care.

Beyond the Classroom

Internships & Rotations

  • Staten Island University Hospital
  • New York Presbyterian-Cornell
  • Maimonides Medical Center
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Medical
  • NYU Medical Center
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital

Areas of Research

  • "Sleep Patterns Among College Students”
  • "How Anti-Smoking Commercials Affect Students”
  • “Nurse Working Conditions and the Impact on Their Life Away from Work”

Setting the tempo for the future of health sciences

“Wagner College is setting the tempo for the future of health sciences. Visit wagner.edu/majors to see all of our interdisciplinary programs and join the next generation of nurses, PAs, scientists, business leaders and educators.”

Maria Civille ’12 M’15

“For Maria Civille '12 M'15, Wagner's nursing program enables her to work at Methodist Hospital full-time while pursuing her FNP degree.”

Student Casey Grillo

“No place has taught me social awareness like Haiti. Although our cultures and language are different, our health care needs remain the same, and the power of caring is infinite and universal.”

Johns Hopkins University Hospital

“It was there on that floor I may have discovered my true nursing passion. I had the pleasure of meeting some of the most determined, positive, and amazing patients.”