Manhattanville College’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences Offers Master’s Degree in Nursing

October 18, 2023
Manhattanville Nursing student at pinning ceremony
Manhattanville Nursing student at pinning ceremony.

Nursing Leadership program will prepare nurses for increasingly complex roles in the nursing profession


PURCHASE, NY, October 2023 – The Manhattanville College School of Nursing and Health Sciences today announced that it will offer a Master’s Degree in Nursing, the Nurse Leader track, as part of its efforts to prepare nurses for increasingly demanding roles in the profession.


The 36-credit, online Master of Science degree program, offered beginning this spring, will prepare students to assume healthcare leadership roles. The program is designed for nurse managers and others seeking positions in nursing leadership. Accelerated 7-week semesters will allow students to complete the program in 18 months.


“As the healthcare profession becomes more complex, we need nursing leaders who understand how to apply critical skills to improve the quality of patient care,” said Debra Simons, Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Ph.D. “Adding the Nurse Leader track will help build a pipeline of diverse nursing leaders who will improve the culture and environment within their own workplaces and the outcomes, efficiency, and accessibility for their patients and communities. We believe that by nurturing the values of compassion, integrity, and service, our graduates will not only excel in their clinical expertise but also make a lasting impact on the well-being of our society.”


Dating back to the early 1900s, Manhattanville has been addressing critical needs in the community. "At the heart of our mission is educating ethical and socially responsible leaders,” said Manhattanville Provost Christine Dehne, M.F.A. “This program exemplifies not only our commitment to fulfilling our mission, but to meeting the needs of the workforce. There is an ever-increasing demand for highly-prepared healthcare professionals in the New York area and this program will help fulfill that need."


This is the latest offering to be added by the school since its opening in 2020. Manhattanville’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences offers another graduate degree, the Family Nurse Practitioner program. In addition to these programs, the school offers two degrees in nursing: Bachelor of Science in Nursing for traditional 4-year and transfer students as well as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing for second-degree students who already hold a bachelor’s degree and a Radiologic Technology program for students interested in careers in imaging. The nursing school is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


Students interested in applying or learning more about nursing programs at Manhattanville can find more information here.


About Manhattanville College
Manhattanville College is a small, private liberal arts institution dedicated to academic excellence, purposeful education, and social justice. U.S. News and World Report ranks Manhattanville the number one private, non-profit institution in New York among Top Performers of Social Mobility in Regional Universities North 2022, 2023, and 2024. Located 30 miles from New York City on a 100-acre suburban campus in the heart of bustling Westchester County, Manhattanville enables easy access to robust entertainment offerings, educational resources, and business opportunities for its primarily residential and diverse student body. The College serves close to 1,500 undergraduate students and nearly 1,000 graduate students from more than 44 countries and 33 states. Founded in 1841, the College offers more than 75 undergraduate and graduate areas of study in the arts and sciences, education, business, and creative writing, as well as continuing and executive education programs. Graduate students can choose from more than 70 graduate and certificate programs. Extracurricular offerings include more than 70 clubs and organizations and 23 NCAA Division III teams. To learn more, visit

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