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From the Chair, Dr. Catherine Alicia Georges

The Department of Nursing at Lehman College is part of the School of Health Sciences, Human Services, and Nursing. The Department of Nursing offers undergraduate and graduate nursing programs to a culturally diverse student body. Our undergraduate nursing program has both a generic program and a registered nurse completion track. Our graduate program currently offers five tracks of specialization: parent child nursing, adult health nursing, nursing care of older adults a pediatric nurse practitioner program and a family nurse practitioner program. We also offer post masters certificates in the pediatric nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner programs, and in nursing education and nursing administration.

The Department of Nursing has developed a number of partnerships over the last few years with a variety of nursing organizations and health care agencies. We have developed an innovative foreign nurse program and offer a number of upgrade and training programs for various health care agencies in the greater New York area.

The Department of Nursing's Strategic Plan incorporates the recommendations of the 2010 Institute of Medicine Future of Nursing Initiatives. We are planning for a Doctorate of Nursing practice and a dual degree program in partnership with our community colleges in the Bronx and Queens within the near future.

In all our present and future endeavors, our faculty is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and community service. Members of our Department have served and will continue to serve as leaders in professional nursing organizations, national  and international organizations, and as mentors to current students and alumni.

Program Goals and Mission of the Nursing Department

Philosophy of the Nursing Department

Press Release

April 29, 2016

Lehman College  Department of Nursing Takes Pledge on Opioid Education as Announced at the White House

 As part of  academic nursing’s ongoing efforts to combat prescription drug and opioid abuse across the United States, Lehman College Department of Nursing is proud to announce that it has committed to educating its advanced practice registered nursing (APRN) students on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. The commitment was featured in a White House fact sheet today as part of the White House Champions of Change event on Advancing Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery. Earlier this month, the Administration asked the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) member schools with APRN programs to partner on this initiative. Lehman College Department of Nursing recognizes that opioid abuse is a pressing public health crisis, and it is critical that APRN students receive education on current standards.

Today, AACN’s President and CEO Deborah Trautman, PhD, RN, FAAN, will offer remarks at The White House to recognize the 191 AACN member nursing schools that have taken this pledge.

 “AACN is proud of the rapid response by our membership when the Administration called to help ensure future generations of providers who prescribe opioids for chronic pain are prepared for the critical work ahead,” said Dr. Trautman. “We commend academic nursing’s dedication to ensuring our nation’s future providers are prepared to address opioid abuse and overdose using best practices.”

“At Lehman College we are preparing our Advanced Practice Nurses (APRN) to be skilled in all aspects of opioid and potential opioid abuse. It is our commitment to the communities we serve,” said Dr. C. Alicia Georges, Chairperson of the Department of Nursing

 For a complete list of AACN member schools who have pledged, visit here