Where Leaders Learn the Importance of Skilled, Compassionate Care

It’s no surprise that Seton Hall nursing graduates are leaders in their fields. New Jersey’s first and oldest nursing school, the College of Nursing has educated about one-third of all New Jersey nurses, and we’re one of the few universities in the country to be an approved College of Nursing for Army ROTC nursing candidates.

At Seton Hall, we recognize that 21st-century nurses need superior skills: Health care is in the midst of a revolution — technologically, scientifically and economically — and the future of the profession depends on our graduates. And woven into every health-related program is our Catholic mission of developing servant leaders, dedicated to healing others: mind, body and spirit. 

Nursing education here is a complex and exciting mix of interactive computer learning systems; coursework in state-of-the-art laboratories, such as our Patient Care Simulation Lab; participating in the Student Nurses Association, which runs health clinics, blood drives and fundraisers; and clinical rotations in psychology, pediatrics, urgent care and maternity. These exciting clinical rotations begin in your sophomore year in such hospitals, nursing homes and community health agencies as Hackensack University Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, St. Barnabas Hospital, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, Atlantic Health System Hospitals, Meridian Health and VNA Health Group. When all is said and done, you’ll complete eight clinicals prior to graduating. 

Today’s nurses have more important roles than ever before — and even more opportunities. Our graduates go on to become dedicated nurse practitioners, nursing directors and officers, and presidents and CEOs of healthcare organizations all over New Jersey and beyond. In fact, it is estimated that every hospital in the state employs at least one Seton Hall nursing alum — but beyond that, our graduates impact the lives of patients in areas as far and wide as Florida, Arizona and even Iraq.


"Participating in a grant-funded clinical experience abroad allowed me to see how nursing care is offered in another country, giving me an important perspective on the nursing profession both here and abroad. Spending time in the Philippines visiting small communities really opened my eyes to the advantages we have in the United States. I gained hands-on experience caring for malnourished children, conducting blood pressure clinics and teaching school-age children health tips like the importance of hand washing. This unique Seton Hall experience was an opportunity of a lifetime.”

Grace Modayil
Nursing major
West Orange, New Jersey
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