Fairfield University School of Nursing

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Fairfield University
School of Nursing
Motto Per Fidem ad Plenam Veritatem -- Through Faith to the Fullness of Truth
Established 1970
Type Private, Jesuit
Dean Meredith Wallace Kazer
Location Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
Campus Suburban 200 acres (809,000 m²)
Website Official Website
School of Nursing

The Fairfield University School of Nursing is a graduate and undergraduate nursing school and one of the professional schools of Fairfield University located in Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. The school offers graduate and undergraduate programs, according to the National League for Nursing (NLN) and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and ranks among the "10 Best Colleges for a Degree in Nursing" according to Bright Hub.[1]


  • 1970: School of Nursing founded as four-year undergraduate nursing program.
  • 1972: Connecticut Commission for Higher Education and the Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing both approved the program.
  • 1992: Mu Chi Chapter endorsed by The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International.
  • 1994: First graduate program to prepare Psychiatric and Family Nurse Practitioners established.
  • 2005: Initiated the Advisory Council led by Nancy P. Lynch P'95 (member of Board of Trustees at Greenwich Hospital and the VAN Hospice Foundation) and consisting of twelve distinguished professionals with interests in nursing and healthcare charged with advising and assisting the Dean in the advancement of the School of Nursing.[2]
  • 2007: Established partnership with the Bridgeport Hospital Nurse Anesthesia Program to offer a Master of Science Degree in Nursing and Certificate in Nurse Anesthesia.[3]

Academic programs[edit]

Undergraduate program[edit]

Graduate programs[edit]

Honor Society of Nursing[edit]

The Mu Chi Chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, was founded in 1989 and fully endorsed in 1992. The purpose of the honor society is to promote and recognize leadership, scholarship, research and outstanding achievement in the nursing profession. The Mu Chi Chapter has received the "Chapter Key Award" four times. The award is presented to active chapters who exhibit excellence in achieving the goals and mission of Sigma Theta Tau International.[7]


Notable alumni[edit]

  • Mary Christopher - president & CEO, Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey Health Group
  • Roni De Luz - New York Times best selling author of 21 Pounds in 21 Days
  • Meghan Fitzgerald - president of Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions; named a 2010 Irish Voice Women of Influence honoree[8]
  • Dr. Theresa Tavella Quell - president of the Connecticut Nurses' Association[9]
  • Geralyn Radowiecki Spollett '76 - Associate Director of the Yale Diabetes Center;[10] American Diabetes Association's 2006 Educator of the Year Award winner[11]

Notable faculty[edit]

School of Nursing Lecture Series[edit]

The School of Nursing Lecture Series guest speakers include:

  • 2005: Oliver Sacks - neurologist and author.[13]
  • 2006: Dr. Betty Ferrell - Oncology nurse and researcher in pain management and end of life care.[14]
  • 2007: Geralyn Radowiecki Spollett '76 - Associate Director, Yale Diabetes Center; American Diabetes Association's 2006 Educator of the Year Award winner


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°09′42″N 73°15′17″W / 41.1618°N 73.2548°W / 41.1618; -73.2548