Skip to main content

Patricia H. Garman School of Nursing

D'Youville's nursing programs prepare you to plan, provide, manage, and evaluate nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings.

The mission of the D'Youville's Patricia H. Garman School of Nursing is to educate competent, compassionate, knowledgeable, professional nurses who provide patient directed healthcare to a culturally and spiritually diverse population in a variety of settings in the world community.

Graduates will be leaders in the healthcare setting: responsible, ethical, and accountable members of the nursing profession, committed to the pursuit of excellence in practice, communication, innovation, research, and lifelong service and learning, who are engaged in interprofessional collaboration with other members of the healthcare team and advocacy for patients in all situations.

CCNE Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, the master degree, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and the post-graduate APRN certificate at D’Youville are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Explore our most popular degrees. A full list is available below.

Nursing Admissions Contact

Mary Evanco-Caryk, RN BSN
Nursing Admissions Counselor
Office Number: 716-829-7741
Text Number: (716) 671-3027

Sharon Cefaratti
Administrative Assistant to the Dean
Office Number: (716) 829-7613

What is your Why?

Each year, incoming nursing students are asked to share their Why...Why they chose to pursue a career in nursing. This personal statement is something we encourage all students to keep in their thoughts as a source of continual motivation and inspiration.

CCNE Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, the master degree, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and the post-graduate APRN certificate at D’Youville are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-887-6791

To file a complaint with CCNE, please refer to the information below:


Contact Information:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: 202-887-6791
Fax: 202-887-8476

Complaints Procedures:

See: Standards, Procedures & Guidelines (Contact AACN to file a complaint)

Other Information:
Accreditation Coordinator
One Dupont Circle NW, Ste 530
Washington, DC 20036

A Message From the Dean

Welcome to the Patricia H. Garman School of Nursing! Much has changed since D’Youville offered the region’s first four-year nursing degree in 1942, but one thing has remained the same – our dedication to your success. D’Youville University has a proud tradition of educating exceptional nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse educators, and nurse leaders ready to make an impact on the global community. You will find our graduates engaged in a wide array of the many opportunities nursing has to offer. From educating the next generation of nurses and nurse educators, managing complex care at the bedside and in the community, to generating cutting edge research ideas and patenting new technologies that impact patient safety. How you make your mark with your D’Youville Nursing degree is only limited by what you can imagine. Whether you want to make a difference in the rural community, be the Chief Nursing Officer of a major healthcare agency, work with our nation’s Veterans or impact the lives of children as a school nurse, the path to your dream career starts here.

We welcome you to explore our extensive portfolio of Nursing programs, from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree to the Master of Science degree in nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. D’Youville is here for you no matter if your goal is to obtain your first nursing degree, or if you are seeking a place to grow through your doctoral degree. Each of our degrees and post-master’s certificates are accredited through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) through 2027.

We provide state of the art advanced simulation and interprofessional education through our Center for Simulation and Clinical Practice offering hands on, collaborative opportunities for students. Most recently, we have been awarded a $3.96M HRSA-NEPQR-MHTP Grant to increase access to care in rural and provider shortage areas. This grant also aligns with our dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion offering opportunities to students for whom university attendance presents unique challenges. We are excited about a great many other things happening at the school as well, and hope to have an opportunity to share our excitement with you.

The entire D’Youville family is ready to welcome you as you learn more about the university, our mission, vision and values, and why we “never refuse to serve.” If you would like to know more about the School of Nursing, life at D’Youville, or what makes us stand out from other nursing programs, we invite you to connect with us. Whether via email, phone or a visit to campus to meet us, our dedicated faculty and staff look forward to sharing the innovative ideas, cutting edge curriculum and exciting programs we have available. There is always something new at D’Youville. Whether a prospective student, faculty or staff member, or an alumnus looking to reconnect, we’ve built a solid foundation, and hope you will be part of our bright future.

Shannon McCrory Churchill Headshot

Shannon McCrory-Churchill DHEd, CPNP-PC, CNE
Acting Dean - Patricia H. Garman School of Nursing

Our online application is free and easy to submit.

  • Explore the degrees offered at D'Youville. Find a program that will lead to your success in the classroom and after graduation.

  • Visit to learn more about our exceptional academic programs. Take a campus tour and meet faculty and students. Maybe sit in on a class.

  • With our centrally-located student center, answers are always nearby - whether you're ready to enroll or about to enter your career.

School News