Office of the Dean
Welcome to Seton Hall University College of Nursing!
The new millennium has brought significant changes in healthcare making this an extraordinary time for nursing. The demand for skilled, professional nurses has never been greater and nurses are poised to be leaders in the provision of quality nursing care which will positively impact patient care in a global society. We work hard in the College of Nursing to prepare our students to undertake the exciting challenges ahead and lead the profession to excellence.
A vital part of an established Catholic university, the College of Nursing embraces a student body enriched by cultural, ethnic and racial diversity where religious and ethical commitment and educational excellence are valued. Our mission is to offer a values based curriculum to assist students to excel as members of interprofessional healthcare teams, to serve as servant leaders, to provide evidence-based compassionate care and to improve their communities. Our faculty are recognized as leaders, researchers and practitioners locally, regionally, and nationally. These committed faculty assist students to transform theory into practice and guide students in critical thinking and clinical decision making through a variety of online, classroom, lab and clinical experiences. Faculty at the College of Nursing develop close mentoring relationships with individual students at all levels, further enriching their nursing education. With a focus on population health, quality care and patient safety, our curriculum provides our graduates with the necessary skills to provide patient care to patients, families and communities.
With its long history of excellence in nursing education, the College of Nursing boasts an extensive alumni network of nursing leaders across the state, country and beyond, giving College of Nursing graduates a competitive edge in the workplace. I continue to be excited by the opportunities available in the College of Nursing and hope that you consider Seton Hall College of Nursing to begin, continue or enhance your nursing education. If you have questions, I encourage you to reach out to us directly. I look forward to hearing from you.
Marie C. Foley, Ph.D., R.N.
Theresa Deehan, M.A.S.
Assistant Dean for Business Affairs
Elizabeth McDermott, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Student Success
Gabriele Zengewald, M.A.
Director of Graduate Admissions and Compliance
Megan Kushner, J.D.
Assistant Program Director Accelerated 2nd Degree B.S.N.
Kathryn Sanok, M.S.N., C.P.N.P., R.N.
Coordinator of Clinical Skills Lab
Kathryn Tarpey Balsamo, M.S.N., A.P.N., C.P.N.P.-P.C.
Clinical Placement Coordinator
SAMHSA Grant Project Coordinator
Secretary to the Dean
Elda G. Hernandez, M.S.
Secretary to the Associate and Assistant Deans
Secretary to the Graduate Department