Department of Nursing

Nursing Students

Nursing at Daemen

At Daemen College, students can earn a degree including RN to BS, Masters, or Doctorate of Nursing (DNP) and take advantage of endless career opportunities in nursing!  In addition, the Nursing Department partners with local community colleges in an innovative 1-2-1 curriculum combining Associate and Baccalaureate Education.

Daemen’s state-of-the-art technology integrates several options for taking classes including traditional classroom, distance education, hybrid/web enhanced and online methods.   The Nursing faculty has been recognized by students for their commitment to student success and support for registered nurses returning to school.

For information on specific programs, please contact: (716) 839-8387.

Professor & Chair, Nursing Department:  Mary Lou Rusin, EdD, RN, ANEF 

Undergraduate Programs Director:  Cheryl Nosek, DNS, RN

Graduate Programs Director:  Diane Ryan, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC

DNP Program Director:  Virginia M. Hart, DNP, RN, ANP-BC

Daemen Nursing Accreditation and Grant Information

Daemen College nursing programs including the baccalaureate, masters and DNP program are accredited by AccreditationCommission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Daemen College’s Nursing Department History

The Daemen Nursing Department has been in existence since 1979, initially offering our RN-BS program.  In 1988 the College expanded its presence offering courses in Olean, Batavia and Jamestown, which later became distance-linked to Olean and Jamestown.  In 1997, Daemen College began an Adult Nurse Practitioner Program.  Growth in graduate nursing education continued over the next decade adding Palliative Care, Nursing Executive Leadership and Nursing Education programs.  In 2009 Daemen was the first college in Western New York to offer a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree.


**Student Resources:  

Consider Campus RN Scholarship Program


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Majors & Programs

Nursing Open House

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Wednesday, July 22
Research & Information Commons at 7pm

Advance your Nursing education and credentials for career mobility.

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The Daemen College Weighted Average Ultimate Pass Rate based on the most current data as reported by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (2009-2011) is 100%, with our graduates demonstrating first time pass rates above both state and national averages each year.

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