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The fastest-growing profession in the country

The St. Francis College Department of Nursing educates leaders who are prepared to practice safely within the technologically advanced and dynamic healthcare environment of the 21st century. In keeping with Franciscan values, students are educated to be globally-minded, service-driven professionals, delivering the highest quality of evidence-based nursing care with respect to the diversity within our communities of interest. We foster students’ abilities in therapeutic communication, critical thinking, clinical judgment, interprofessional collaboration, leadership and cultural competency.


Preparing for

an impactful career

With three floors of scientific research and state-of-the-art nursing skills and simulation labs, we provide the hands-on instruction you need to advance in the field of Nursing. Our program also emphasizes the critical thinking, clinical judgment, cultural knowledge, and strong communication skills that are required to be a successful and committed professional registered nurse who is serving a diverse community.


A diverse student body means students are trained to serve diverse communities.

Hands on

Students are trained to put theory into practice with numerous opportunities for real world applications.


Students graduating from SFC have gone onto placements at some of the most prestigious hospitals around the country.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, that contributes to the improvement of the public's health.

CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate and residency programs in nursing. CCNE serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices. As a voluntary, self-regulatory process, CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education and post-baccalaureate nurse residency programs.

The baccalaureate degree programs in Nursing at St. Francis College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The CCNE is located at 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001. Phone #: (202) 887-6791 Website:

The baccalaureate degree program in Nursing and the RN/BS in Nursing Completion Program are registered and accredited by the New York State Education Department Office of the Professions. Website:

Goals & Objectives

The Department of Nursing views nursing as an art and a science consistent with the Franciscan tradition of St. Francis College. Our Philosophy emphasizes teaching through partnership to prepare future nurse leaders. These socially responsible, caring, and engaged citizens will practice safe, patient-centered, evidence-based care across the lifespan within a dynamic and complex healthcare system. This is demonstrated through a commitment to the teaching/learning environment. We believe nursing education should include the traditions of teaching, research, and service to meet the demands of a global society.

About the B.S. in Nursing Program

For First-time Freshmen and Transfers

The traditional BS in Nursing is a pre-licensure program, open to qualified high school graduates and transfer students interested in preparing for the NCLEX-RN exam. Students must study full time. Admission decisions are based on a comprehensive evaluation of an applicant’s previous academic work. These decisions are made on a competitive basis; meeting minimum admission criteria does not guarantee admission. A physical exam, background check and drug test are required for placement in clinical work.

About the RN to B.S. in Nursing Program

For Working Nurses

SFC has designed a flexible RN to BS Nursing program specifically for working nurses. The program is open only to qualified transfer students who have a valid New York State RN license. Students may study part-time or full-time but must complete a minimum of 12 credits per year and graduate within a five-year period. Students are assessed for transfer credits upon entry, with up to 92 credits completed with grades of C or higher being eligible. A minimum of 30 credits must be completed in residence at SFC.

Nursing Faculty
Assistant Professor & Chair

Patricia Facquet

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Office: 718-489-2081 
Assistant Professor

Anne D'Antuono

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Office: 718-489-2043 
Assistant Professor

Charlyn Habeeb

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Office: 7184892028 
Assistant Professor

Theresa L. Sweeny

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Office: 7184892021 
Assistant Professor

Morine Day

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Office: 718-288-4582 
Assistant Professor & Clinical Coordinator

Mary Kate Kasler

Nursing Programs

Student Stories


Our nursing graduates come from all walks of life, with one thing in common: the desire and drive to serve their communities.

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