School of Nursing Celebrates 30th Anniversary
NEW ROCHELLE, NY, March 13, 2007 -- On Saturday, April 21, 2007, The
College of New Rochelle (CNR) School of Nursing will celebrate 30 years
of excellence in nursing education.
featuring Keynote Speaker
Mary Healey-Sedutto, Ph.D.
Founder & Executive Director, Hope for a Healthier Humanity
and Pan American Catholic Health Care Network
Followed by Panel Discussion and Dinner
Time: 4:00 p.m.
The College of New Rochelle
29 Castle Place, New Rochelle, NY
The event is open to the public. Dinner reservations are $50 per
person; those wishing to attend the keynote only may do so at no cost.
RSVP by April 2. To register online go to www.mycnr.com, call 1-800-501-3882 or
Established in 1976,
the School of Nursing at The College of New Rochelle is widely
recognized for innovation and excellence in programming that is
responsive to the public’s changing health needs. The School offers six
programs: a traditional four-year undergraduate program leading to a
bachelor of science in nursing; a traditional and an accelerated
program of study for RNs seeking a B.S.N.; an accelerated B.S.N.
program for those holding degrees in other fields; an accelerated RN to
M.S. program; and an M.S. degree program with tracks in holistic
nursing, acute care nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner,
nursing and health care management, and nursing education. Post
master’s programs are available in all tracks, as well as in Palliative
Care. The faculty believes that nursing as a service profession
has a primary responsibility to address the healthcare needs of
individuals, families and groups in the community, and the School’s
programs of academic excellence prepare professional nurses and
advanced practice nurses to service diverse and multicultural
In 1993, the School of Nursing became the first in the country to offer
a graduate degree in holistic nursing. CNR revamped its entire master’s
degree program in 2004 to ensure that all of its graduate programs
integrate holistic philosophy and principles. Master’s programs in
nursing education and nursing and health care management, as well as a
post-master’s certificate in palliative care have all been launched
recently to address increased national demand for professional
development in the nursing field.
Since its opening 30
years ago, the School of Nursing has graduated more than 2,500 women
and men who have gone on to positively impact the healthcare field,
including such outstanding alumnae as Catherine Graham BSN '96, MS ’02,
Senior VP/Director of Nursing, Saint Barnabas Hospital, and Ana Marie
Balingit-Wines '81, Chief Nurse, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
National Disaster Medical System, FEMA.
“Our success is
attributable, I believe, to the support of strong and visionary
leadership, a stellar, committed faculty and graduates who have taken
to heart our mission of education for service and truly made a
difference in the lives of others,” says Mary Alice Donius, R.N., Ed.D,
Dean of the School of Nursing at CNR.
Mary Healey-Sedutto, Ph.D. has spent the last 35 years of her
professional career dedicated to the advancement of health care and
health sciences education, both domestically and throughout the
Caribbean and Latin America. She has contributed to multiple aspects of
the healthcare field, inclusive of healthcare administration, both
acute and long term; program and strategic planning and policy
evaluation; international healthcare advocacy and partnership
development; academia and management consultation. Some of her
recent (prior) positions of responsibility include the Presidency of
the Catholic Health Care System of the Archdiocese of New York, the
Presidency of Benefice Health, a PPO insurance plan, and the
Directorship of the Secretariat for Health for John Cardinal O’Connor,
former Archbishop of New York. Having served on numerous Boards
of medical schools, hospitals, nursing homes and other community and
health-related agencies, Dr. Healey-Sedutto remains an active leader in
her field. Dr. Healey-Sedutto earned her M.A., M.P.A., and Ph.D. at New
The Response Panel
will feature School of Nursing faculty members Joan Arnold, Ph.D., RN;
Anne Duval Frost, Ph.D., RN; Marie F. Santiago, Ed.D., RN; and Connie
Vance, Ed.D., RN, F.A.A.N.