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Dr. Catherine Griffin Dr. Nancy O'Connor

The College of Nursing and Health offers programs that focus on caring for others through a variety of health occupations. Our mission is to provide excellent educational experiences at the undergraduate and graduate levels for students seeking preparation or advancement in nursing, hospice and palliative care, and health science related professions. The College’s programs are based on the Catholic and Franciscan intellectual tradition of Madonna University and foster respectful care of all people as they experience life’s continuum of health, illness, and death.

The nursing program, founded in 1962, is fully accredited for the bachelor's, master's, and doctor of nursing practice by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) since 2006. With state of the art nursing simulation laboratories, students prepare to provide care across the life continuum using high fidelity simulators and standardized case scenarios throughout the undergraduate and graduate level nursing programs. We are pleased to be able to partner with a variety of agencies/hospitals in our community to offer outstanding clinical experiences for students enrolled in these programs.

The Hospice and Palliative Studies department offers associate, bachelor’s, and master’s programs along with certificate offerings. The Hospice and Palliative Studies program has enjoyed success since its inception in 1984. Providing education at the undergraduate and graduate level, it is the only university-based program of its kind in the nation. Our faculty are highly regarded in the community for their experiential knowledge. Explore the programs offered in our new Health Sciences major. Population Health Care Management and Healthcare Informatics and Quality Systems Management are cutting edge positions needed in today’s complex health care industry. Population Health Care Management graduates will support consumers as they strive to achieve wellness. The informatics professional supports the healthcare team in managing data to improve the quality of health care.

Our faculty and staff in the College of Nursing and Health are dedicated to making a difference through providing educational experiences that incorporate a learning-centered environment committed to informed caring. We encourage you to investigate the opportunities available for advancing your education in the programs offered in the College of Nursing and Health or other programs offered by Madonna University.

Warmest regards,

Catherine Griffin, Ph.D., RN
Nancy O'Connor, Ph.D., RN, ANP-BC
Interim Co-Deans
College of Nursing & Health


The Baccalaureate degree in Nursing/Master of Science in Nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice and post- graduate APRN certificate programs at Madonna University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education