• Mission Statement

    The Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies faculty members believe that health is a dynamic process influenced by the individual’s holistic response to the environment. Health involves an interaction between the internal and external environments as the individual strives for harmonious balance.

    Professional nursing is an art and a science that is concerned with human health and welfare. Nurses act individually and collaboratively by motivating persons to value health, promoting social change, and advocating for those in need. Nursing education at Monmouth University provides a learning environment that enables baccalaureate and graduate students to realize their full potential and to enhance the quality of life for individuals, families, groups, and the community.

    One important role of nursing is to provide health education to the general public. Through the health studies minor, the nursing faculty provide education for the general University population on a variety of health issues.


    The mission of the School of Nursing and Health Studies includes:

    1. The B.S.N. program prepares registered nurses for professional practice through integration of a general liberal education with professional learning and activity. The professional component of this education is designed to prepare a professional nurse who promotes, restores, and maintains health for individuals, families, groups, and the community.

    2. The graduate programs prepare nurses for advanced nursing practice by providing advanced professional learning and activity to help the nurse develop expertise in a defined body of knowledge. The professional component of these programs is based upon nursing science and focuses on the promotion, restoration, and maintenance of health and wellness for individuals, families, groups, and communities in a variety of healthcare settings. Students are prepared to participate at a leadership level in the process of delivery of health services and education.

    3. The Health Studies program introduces non-nursing students to a variety of topics concerning personal health, nutrition, sexual health, women’s health, and the health of the nations and cultures of the world. These topics contribute to the development of an understanding of health and its impact on individuals, families, groups, and communities.

    DEAN: Janet Mahoney, Ph.D., jmahoney@monmouth.edu

    ASSOCIATE DEAN: Sharon Stark, D.N.Sc., swstark@monmouth.edu