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School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Our mission is to prepare our current and future students to become transformative healthcare professionals.

Whether it’s your first time attending college or you’re a certified health professional looking to expand your professional opportunities, the School of Nursing and Health Sciences offers patient-centered degree programs grounded in clinical practice.

Future healthcare leaders, holistically trained patient advocates, and ethically responsible health professionals will be given the tools to grow in Manhattanville’s high-tech, high-care nursing and health professions programs.

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Welcome from the Dean

Dean Debra Simons speaking at SNHS pinning ceremony
Expert faculty. State-of-the-Art Facilities.

Debra Simons, PhD, RN

I am delighted to welcome you to the School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS) at Manhattanville University. You have embarked upon a wonderful transformative journey by taking the first steps in pursuit of your goal to become future healthcare professionals. Our mission is to educate health professionals from a holistic framework in preparation to meet the needs of humanity in a complex health system locally, nationally, and globally. Nursing and Health Sciences are complementary to Manhattanville’s rich history in the liberal arts. Students who graduate from Manhattanville University will be design thinkers, patient-centered, high tech high care, holistically educated professionals who will influence health care institutions seeking to improve safety and health outcomes while enhancing the patient experience and achieve magnet status.

Our faculty are experts in their respective clinical fields of practice, holistic health, and contributions to healthcare. The healthcare professional, as an agent of change, is a stellar inter-professional collaborator, who incorporates design thinking as a practical method for innovation and problem-solving. It is through our mission that, together, we collaboratively learn and grow.


By the Numbers

Clinical Learning Labs less than five years old
Clinical placement sites through out the New York metropolitan area
The School of Nursing and Health Sciences is accredited by the New York State Department of Education (NYSED), the commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

Undergraduate Radiologic Technology studentsworking in lab

Undergraduate Programs

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences offers three undergraduate degrees: two preparing nurses and one preparing radiographers. Depending on previous training, students may complete an accelerated format of their degree.


Accelerated Second Degree Nursing

Imaging Leadership (online)

Radiologic Technology

Dr. Hakli speaking at FNP Coating Ceremony

Graduate Programs

Manhattanville’s online MS programs are graduate-level training for those wishing to expand their career growth opportunities or earning potential and those seeking a career shift to a family nurse practitioner or nurse leader role.

Family Nurse Practitioner (online)

Nurse Leader (online)


Pharmacy Technologist students working in lab

Certificate Programs

The online certificate programs in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences help students expand their knowledge within the field and take advantage of career advancement opportunities.

Advanced Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate (online) 

Informed by the Caritas philosophy, students in our undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs graduate capable of performing necessary tasks and procedures and of fostering moments of healing and care with patients.

Manhattanville’s modern approach to nursing and healthcare education develops inter-professional collaborators who can respond to the changing landscape of their fields. Our Caritas healthcare professionals can perform tasks while being completely present and centered with the patient and balance high-tech with high-touch care.

Health careers are more necessary now than ever before. Radiographers, nurses, nurse practitioners, and nurse leaders will continue to be essential amid a shortage of primary care physicians, stepping up to serve their community as thoughtful and informed decision-makers. Become ready to meet the needs of your community, whether you practice in a school, public health setting, or traditional clinical setting.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), registered nurses (RNs) will see a 6% growth in employment over ten years by 2031. It’s becoming increasingly common for RNs to hold baccalaureate-level credentials, as they provide opportunities for increased responsibility and earning potential. For credentialed nurse practitioners and other nurse leaders, the BLS estimates 40% growth, significantly faster than the average for all occupations.

With realistic technical training and experience in integrated management and patient care tactics, SNHS graduates have skills that make them sought after by top employers. Our undergraduate and graduate programs position students to pursue the professional credentials they need to practice in their state or specialty.

Learn how the Center for Career Development supports students with job placements, internships, and more.

Manhattanville health professions students have a competitive advantage. That’s because they learn how to integrate holistic health modalities that complement traditional modes of medicine. They can also optionally pursue a special certification in holistic nursing.

Manhattanville sits on over 90 acres in a suburban area just outside of New York City. On our beautiful campus and in the surrounding community, students in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences use state-of-the-art technology to transform education into experience.

On-campus Clinical Learning Laboratory facilities provide a realistic setting for students to get used to the practices and procedures of hospital and outpatient settings, as well as learn how to respond to unique situations via simulation. Access an expansive nursing electronic database through Manhattanville’s library system to research your assignments and further the field with your findings.

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences offers programs informed by a campus-wide dedication to design thinking, incorporating practical methods for innovation and problem-solving in realistic settings benefiting future and current health professionals. This extends to our top-notch student placements at NYC area clinical locations, where students complete clinical rotations in preparation to sit for exams and attain further credentials.

Want to see our clinical laboratories in person? Plan a visit to our training facilities and explore the entirety of Manhattanville’s idyllic campus in Purchase, New York.

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences is accredited by the New York State Department of Education (NYSED), the commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

Academic Success Services

Accessibility, Internships, Tutoring, and Writing

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) provides free Peer Tutoring sessions for undergraduate students. Through the ARC, students receive individual and group support in a variety of subjects at all levels of the curriculum.

The Center for Student Accessibility partners with students to empower them to take ownership of their college journey. The Center also strives to increase positive dialogue surrounding disabilities, promoting the "people first" approach and communicating the message that disability is an integral part of diversity.

The Andrew Bodenrader Center for Academic Writing and Composition has a mission is to provide Manhattanville students with support at any stage of the writing process. We strive to build the confidence of student writers through encouraging, collaborative one-to-one sessions with peer tutors, graduate Writing Center Fellows, and Academic Writing faculty. 

The Center for Career Development is committed to individualized career exploration counseling, self-assessment, skill development, and utilizing internship and job search strategies that empower students to take ownership in their personal and professional success.

Additional Academic Services

The Valiant Advising Team supports students by providing information about academic policies and degree requirements, assists students in the course selection process, and offers students support and appropriate referrals to other campus resources.

The Library offers impressive collections and outstanding services to help all of our students succeed in the classroom and beyond.

The Registrar's Office has the responsibility to maintain timely and accurate records of the academic progress of all students while upholding the privacy and security of those records.

The Office of Instructional Technology is here to support students, faculty, and staff towards successful teaching and learning. Get tips about online courses, find support, and more.

The Office of the Provost provides valuable information and links to resources for faculty, and for staff who work for, or with the faculty in furthering our educational mission.