School of Nursing

Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

North Haven Campus

Administrative Officers

Title Name Phone Email
Dean Lisa O'Connor 203-582-8549 lisa.o'
Associate Dean TBD
Assistant Dean, Student Services Debra Fisher 203-582-7341
Business Service Manager Patricia Gettings 203-582-6497


Program Name Phone Email
Chair - Graduate Programs Laima Karosas 203-582-5366
Director - Nurse Practitioner Programs Susan D'Agostino 203-582-8882 susan.d'
Director - Nurse Anesthesia Programs Karita Kack 203-582-7969
Assistant Director - Nurse Anesthesia Programs TBD 203-582-8875
Director - Online Nursing Programs Nicholas Nicholson 203-582-6542
Director of Simulation Liana Kappus 203-582-7924

Nursing is a profession based on science, a culture of compassion, commitment to best practices, and connection to individuals. The practice of nursing is research-based, goal-directed, creative and concerned with the health and dignity of the whole person. The art of delivering quality nursing care depends upon the successful mastery and application of intellectually rigorous nursing knowledge

Mission Statement

To provide leadership in nursing and health care through innovative undergraduate and graduate education that embraces holism, interprofessionalism and inclusivity.


To prepare transformational leaders in health care.


School of Nursing values include:

  • diversity of ideas, persons and cultures
  • supportive learning environments
  • scholarly undertakings to advance education and practice
  • ethical conduct in personal and professional arenas
  • holistic nursing across the spectrum of health care
  • interprofessional education and collaboration
  • innovative learning methodologies
  • systematic assessment and evaluation
  • lifelong learning

Transforming health care . . .  one student at a time