Wegmans School of Nursing
Dr. Patricia Gatlin, Dean
Dr. Colleen Donegan, Graduate Associate Dean
In March 2006, St. John Fisher University opened the Wegmans School of Nursing, named in honor of Robert and Peggy Wegman, longtime friends and benefactors of the University. The Wegmans School of Nursing houses the undergraduate and graduate programs in nursing and the graduate program in mental health counseling.
The mission of the School is to create an individualized teaching and learning environment that supports the special needs and values of students seeking roles in licensed, credentialed, and certified professions. Founded in the Basilian tradition and guided by ethical and professional standards, the School prepares individuals who are committed to lives of service and the values of intellectual engagement, social responsibility, and respect for diversity.
The Wegmans School of Nursing is dedicated to graduating professional mental health counselors and advanced-practice nurses who will provide expert, compassionate, ethical care and be leaders in the health-care environment. To promote an internalized standard of excellence in practice, the School fosters academic and clinical practice environments for students that provide the opportunity for student and faculty to engage in the following:
- Active involvement in the quest for knowledge
- Professional competence
- Collaborative relationships
- Ongoing personal growth
- Flexibility and openness to change
- Effective communication
- Modeling of professional behaviors
- Community involvement
The School’s baccalaureate, master’s, and DNP programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 463-6930.
The mental health counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).