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Quality, Compassionate Care

Le Moyne offers undergraduate and graduate programs in nursing, all of which are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). We take great pride in training our nursing students to become conscientious, compassionate caregivers who provide outstanding service to their communities. Nursing students put the outstanding clinical skills they learned in the classroom to work in communities locally and abroad. They have the opportunity to participate in unique service opportunities, for instance by accompanying veterans to Washington, D.C., as part of the Honor Flight program. Both the undergraduate and graduate programs offer nursing students the opportunity to work closely with skilled faculty members in state-of-the-art facilities. 

Undergraduate - Dual Degree Partnership in Nursing

The Dual Degree Partnership in Nursing (DDPN) represents a unique articulation agreement between Le Moyne College's Departrment of Nursing and St. Joseph's College of Nursing at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center. The DDPN requires two years of full-time study at Le Moyne College and two years of full-time study at St. Joseph's College of Nursing for high school graduates pursuing a nursing career.

View the DDPN information in the College catalog.

The A-DDPN is ideal for students who have a non-nursing bachelor's degree or higher and want a fast track path to the nursing profession. The program is an intense, full-time, immersion experience that spans 18 months. Students will earn both an associate's degree and a bachelor's degree with a major in nursing, and be prepared to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.

The partnership will allow students to gain valuable hands-on clinical experience at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center within weeks of starting the program. Career opportunities are excellent, as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment of registered nurses is expected to grow 26 percent through 2020.

View A-DDPN information in the College catalog.

Apply for the program

This RN to BS program offers associate degree and diploma-prepared registered nurses the opportunity to further their education for professional nursing practice. Le Moyne is a transfer-friendly institution; applicants are accepted in both the fall and spring semesters and students are welcome to begin taking courses prior to matriculation.

View RN-BS information in the College catalog.
Nurse Practitioners have become the primary care providers for millions of Americans and are poised to meet the challenge of providing comprehensive, high quality, and cost effective care to many more millions of people in the changing healthcare market. Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs) are uniquely skilled primary care providers who work collaboratively to meet the healthcare needs of diverse individuals and families across the lifespan, in a variety of practice settings. Graduates of Le Moyne's FNP program are trained as competent and compassionate clinicians who will provide excellent community-based primary care to diverse, under-served, and vulnerable populations.

The Le Moyne FNP program offers a Full and Part-time POS for bachelor’s prepared Registered Nurses (RNs) licensed in New York state. These programs include 35 credits didactic coursework and 9 credits of clinical coursework (totaling 810 hours). Graduates of the program receive a Master of Science in Nursing, FNP certification, and are eligible to sit for National Certification. A part-time, Post-master’s FNP certificate is also available to eligible candidates who will receive an individualized POS.

Learn more about the Family Nurse Practitioner program in the College catalog.

The Department of Nursing offers a 39-credit Master of Science (M.S.) in the three specialty practice/functional role tracks: nurse educator, nurse administrator, and informatics.

This MS program was established to address the nationwide shortage of professional nurse leaders prepared at the graduate level in these three areas to meet demand for quality nursing care. Programs are nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and are designed to concur with the standards for master's education as set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing in its Essentials of Master’s Education for Advanced Nursing Practice.

Graduates are prepared to function in professional leadership positions either as faculty in schools of nursing, as staff development or patient educators, as managers in the challenging marketplace of healthcare, or as specialty practitioners.  The post-master's certificates are available to nurses who hold a master's degree in nursing or a related field.

The Master of Science curriculum consists of three parts: core, adult health and illness concentration, and specialty practice/functional role tracks of nurse educator, nurse administrator, or informatics. Core courses of 12 credits satisfy the content areas of ethics, human diversity and social issues, health care delivery, and research. The specialty focus includes a 9-credit concentration in adult health and illness.  The centerpiece of the curriculum consists of five specialty practice/functional role tracks of 18 credits each. A track includes courses to prepare students to assume primary leadership roles as professionals for 21st century healthcare delivery.  All three tracks require a capstone scholarly project. 

The MS program curriculum is designed as a two-year program of study for full-time students and a 3 to 4 year program of study for part-time students.  Some courses are offered in a hybrid, online or condensed format.

See Master of Science information in the College catalog.

The Department of Nursing post-master's certificates in four specialty roles: nurse educator, nurse administrator, informatics, and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).

Post-master’s certificate programs are offered to accommodate professional nurses who hold a master’s degree in nursing or in a related field. These certificates are 12 to 18 credits each.

These post-master's certificates are designed for those nurses currently in or seeking a managerial or educational position in a variety of healthcare facilities or schools of nursing who require or desire competency in one of these functional roles. The Advanced Certificate Program addresses such needs and the program of study can be completed in one academic year of part-time enrollment.

Learn more about Post-Master's Certificate in the College catalog.


Omicron at-Large

Omicron Alumni Chapter of Syracuse University is proud to add Le Moyne College to our charter as a member of our global community of nursing.

On October 1, 2015 Omicron amended its charter by adding Le Moyne Honor Society of Nursing to officially become

Omicron at-Large

The former Le Moyne Honor Society of Nursing would like to say thank you for the continued support during our growth and development to become an at-Large Chapter with Omicron Alumni Chapter of Syracuse University Nursing.

Le Moyne is proud to become part of Omicron at-Large Chapter and we pledge our commitment to nursing excellence and STTI’s purposes.

As we move forward with our new journey let’s reflect on one of President Klopper’s Call to Action charges: Gratitude. By living a life of gratitude, we find meaning in our personal and professional lives and respectfully connect and embrace the diversity of people.

Congratulations and welcome our newest members of the Omicron at-Large Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International. 

You are Sigma Theta Tau; We are Sigma Theta Tau


Kara Keyes, MS, RN  
Omicron at-Large, President

Our Faculty


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Kara Keyes, M.S., R.N.

Professor of Practice View Bio
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Barbara Carranti, M.S., R.N., C.N.S.

Clinical Associate Professor View Bio
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Virginia Cronin, Ph.D., R.N.

Director, F.N.P. Program View Bio

Nursing at Le Moyne

Being a Nursing Major is Like None Other

Nursing students at Le Moyne have the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of activities. Whether traveling Ghana to care for patients in a rural village, being part of an on-campus living-learning community, or putting their skills to work at the Amaus Clinic in Syracuse, they make great use of their skills - and their hearts. Watch this video to learn more.

Our Stories
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consecte adipiscing elit. Honor Flight - Mission Accomplished

Bringing a group of World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., was a mission Le Moyne nursing students happily accepted.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consecte adipiscing elit. Global Lessons in Care

“The most rewarding part of the trip was being able to immerse myself in the Ghanaian culture,” said Christopher Spinella ’14, a nursing student from Syracuse, N.Y. “The people of Ghana were welcoming from the beginning."

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consecte adipiscing elit. Following a New Path

As a child Kateri Allard was intent on becoming a dancer. When an illness brought her to the hospital for several months, though, she was led down a new path - to become a nurse like those who cared for her.

Student Organizations & Professional Societies

The Le Moyne College Honor Society of Nursing was established in April 2007 to recognize undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated both high academic achievement and potential for leadership in the profession of nursing.  A ceremony is held each May to induct those qualified iinto this prestigious organization. 

Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for membership in the honor society if they meet the criteria. 


Get in Touch

Contact the Department Chair:

Meega Wells


(315) 445-5435


Contact the Department:

Second floor of Grewen Hall
Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Road,
Syracuse, NY 13214


(315) 445-5435


Admission Requirements and Application Process

Office of Graduate Admission
Phone (315) 445-5444
Fax (315) 445-6092
Go to Graduate Nursing apply page

Chair Spotlight

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Margaret (Meega) Wells Ph.D, R.N. and A.N.P.


"I chose Le Moyne College because I attended a Jesuit university for my undergraduate education and have great respect for the academic excellence of the Jesuit tradition."

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