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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 Nursing, Health Studies and Health and Physical Education and graduate degrees in  Nursing, Physician Assistant, and Athletic Training. Baccalaureate degrees in Health Studies, has tracks in Exercise Science and  Health Science. In the Health and Physical Education baccalaureate degree there are tracks in Fitness and Wellness, and Public Health.   We offer a Health Studies/Physical Education with Endorsement in K-12 Education, and an undergraduate Interdisciplinary Gerontological Certificate. In 2014 Master of Science Physician Assistant program opened. In 2011 we started the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) post-master’s degree program, the first doctoral program offered at Monmouth University. The Master of Science in Athletic Training begins in summer 2019.

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