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Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Greetings from Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and welcome to SBU! I am pleased that you are visiting our website and are interested in our school. As you browse these pages, you will find information about our degrees, our faculty, our students, and other important details. I encourage you to take advantage of all that we offer.
I love the profession of nursing and am so proud to be a registered nurse. Nurses make a difference every day by using advanced knowledge, skills, and technology to save and improve lives around the world.
I am also very proud to be part of Mercy College. Our students benefit from a rich heritage of more than 100 years of professional nursing, beginning with the 1905 founding of Mercy School of Nursing. The school began partnering with SBU in 1906 to offer professional nursing degrees. Mercy College is now a unique alliance between SBU and Mercy Health System, two faith-based organizations that cherish and promote our Christian calling to care for those in need.
Florence Nightingale, a nursing pioneer, believed that God had called her to spend her life advocating for those in need. She wrote, “Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better.” Like Florence, the faculty and staff of Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences are always looking for ways to make things better. As you go through the information on this website, please contact us with your questions and requests, and tell us how we can help you attain and further your career in nursing. I promise to always warmly welcome your inquiries and suggestions, and I will be happy to talk with you about your goals at any time.
Martha C. Baker, PhD, RN, RNE, ACNS-BC
Dean and Professor of Nursing
Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences of SBU