College of Nursing

About the College of Nursing

The mission of Niagara University’s College of Nursing is to deliver quality nursing education that prepares individuals to provide socially-just care through innovative instruction, research, practice, and service.

We believe practice makes perfect, which is why Niagara University’s College of Nursing has practice-oriented simulations and labs to provide our students with a well-rounded, balanced education that prepares them for a career in the field.  The skill labs provide students opportunities to learn and practice their nursing skills, ranging from personal care for patients to medication administration, through clinical simulation. This comprehensive approach gives students hands-on experience in the classroom to further their development.

Our comprehensive programs focus on preparing nurses who internalize and integrate the professional nursing paradigm of critical analysis and problem solving into their career, with an emphasis on healthcare leadership and management, communication and research utilization, community-based care and the values of respect for human dignity and ethical decision-making related to the scope of professional nursing practice.

Upon completion of the program, students are prepared to sit for the NCLEX-RN nursing licensure exam and lead, manage, and deliver outstanding professional, comprehensive nursing care in any healthcare setting. The programs use active learning strategies and strive to be flexible and accessible for the adult learners.

We are a globally recognized program preparing nurses to be healthcare leaders of tomorrow by nurturing the development of the whole person – mind, body, heart, and spirit- and focusing on innovation in education, meaningful scholarship, and community partnerships.

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THIS STAT IS IMPRESSIVE AND INTERESTING

98%

THIS STAT IS IMPRESSIVE AND INTERESTING

What to Expect in the College of Nursing

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Programs of Distinction

  • Synthesize knowledge from liberal arts, sciences, and nursing as a basis for nursing practice.
  • Assimilate professional values of caring, integrity, respect for human dignity, and social justice into personal practice.
  • Implement activities of nursing practice with respect, understanding, and sensitivity for cultural, ethnic, gender, and age diversity of individuals, families, and communities to promote, restore, and maintain optimal health.
  • View the client as the individual, family, and/or population, with a perspective that extends from a person and family to community, national, and global health.
  • Practice nursing along the health continuum of health promotion, risk reduction, disease prevention, acute care and chronic disease management, and end-of-life care.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary healthcare providers, clients, and other stakeholders in planning and delivery of healthcare.
  • Integrate core competencies of critical thinking and scientific inquiry with ethical principles as a basis for making professional judgments.
  • Employ scientific strategies and research capacity to provide evidence-based care.
  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for competency in nursing practice through continued learning and professional development.
  • Assume a leadership role in meeting national and local goals in nursing and healthcare.

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Accreditations

The baccalaureate nursing program at Niagara University was granted initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) in December 1953 and was accredited without interruption until the programs closed Dec. 31, 2002.  
 
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) granted accreditation to the baccalaureate degree programs in April 2008 following their reopening in 2006, with current approval secured until June 30, 2033. 

Our Community Partners

provide our nursing students with hands-on learning opportunities that allow them to take knowledge learned in the classroom and apply it to real-world situations and experiences.

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Jacquelyn Fazzolari

Jacquelyn Fazzolari
Office Administrator
716.286.8128

Dr. William Scott

Erdley, RN, CHSE, ACUE

Director for SIM & Skills Labs

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Amy

Glover, EdD, RN

Admissions Advisor, College of Nursing

Phone: 716.286.8283

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Laura

Holthouse

Assistant to the Dean, Nursing

Phone: 716.286.7358

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Jessica

Okoniewski

Resilience and Resource Officer

Phone: 716.286.8116

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John

Sullivan

Simulation and Skills Lab Operations Technician

Phone: 716.286.8131

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Dr. Christine

Verni, FNP-BC, APRN

Dean of College of Nursing

Phone: 716.286.8124

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Anthony M.

Volpe

Clinical Coordinator

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