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School of Nursing and Health Studies

Message from Dean Mahoney

Welcome to the Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies at Monmouth University. We are a progressive school with a unique inter-disciplinary focus. Our faculty strive to provide students with a sound education and a thirst for knowledge which they will need for success in the healthcare environment. Faculty are doctoral prepared and specialists in their field. They bring a wealth of knowledge to the on-campus and on-line courses they teach, which creates a dynamic learning environment.

The Department of Nursing opened its doors in 1981. Seventeen years later, in July 1998, the department of Nursing and Health Studies became the Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies. The School was named in honor of Marjorie K. Unterberg, a longtime advocate for nursing. To date the School has grown in depth and breadth. As the field of healthcare expands, so have our educational programs. The School of Nursing and Health Studies offers academic concentrations in the fields of undergraduate and graduate nursing, baccalaureate degree in Health Studies, Health Studies/Physical Education, Health Studies/Physical Education with an Education endorsement, an undergraduate Interdisciplinary Gerontological Certificate, and a graduate Physician Assistant program. In 2011 we started the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) post-master’s degree program, the first doctoral program offered at Monmouth University.

I am proud of our role in the community and the support that we receive as our programs thrive. The School fosters life-long learning programs through the Center for Professional Development. We see the positive impact of our School through the success of our students and graduates in the community and healthcare setting. We encourage our alumni to stay connected to the University and share their knowledge as leaders and mentors.

At Monmouth University, we believe that the education our students receive at the baccalaureate and graduate levels leads to committed professionalism. Monmouth’s programs offers a variety of options for students at all levels. Please join us on your journey to a career in healthcare.

Janet Mahoney, Dean
Monmouth University’s Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies