Grounded in community engagement and holistic learning, Le Moyne’s Purcell School of Professional Studies offers you an undergraduate or graduate experience that prepares you to stand out throughout your career. 

With academic programs in education, nursing, physician assistant studies and occupational therapy, the Purcell School develops empathic leaders in the liberal arts, teaching and health professions across the country and globe.

Professional Training With a Heights Heart & Soul

Le Moyne’s Purcell School of Professional Studies provides undergraduate and graduate programs as well as personalized education options for veterans and foreign-trained medical professionals.

Undergraduate Nursing

As a Le Moyne nursing student, you’ll have the Jesuit ideal of cura personalis – caring for the whole person – at the center of your studies. You’ll explore the values, perceptions and cultures of clients from a variety of backgrounds and developmental stages to become practitioners, leaders, and scholars responding to the current dynamic healthcare environment.

Undergraduate Education

Le Moyne’s education program starts by selecting a major and completing core curriculum requirements. As a minor at Le Moyne, students in the education program get a well-balanced undergraduate experience while also taking education courses to prepare for New York State initial teacher certification.

Exceptional Advanced Degrees With a Home on the Heights

The Purcell School is home to nationally recognized advanced degrees that not only provide you with the knowledge and training to excel in your field, but Le Moyne’s Jesuit tradition gives you the edge of compassion that makes you consistently stand out from your peers.

Specialized Initiatives for Veterans

As a Veteran, Le Moyne provides you with personal connections and support as you continue your education on the Heights. Your experiences enrich our classrooms, and we strive to meet the unique needs of your education journey. Ranked #4 in the “Best College for Veterans” ranking for U.S. News & World Report, Le Moyne is a proud Yellow Ribbon Program participant.

The Purcell School Graduate Experience

Meet One of Our Students

As a student at Fayetteville-Manlius High School, CJ Roche, MST ‘25 counted David Brown, Ed.D., among his favorite teachers. Brown was a music educator at Fayetteville-Manlius, teaching Roche and his classmates to sing and directing them in the school’s musicals. He modeled the patience, adaptability and passion for learning that characterize so many great teachers. Today, more than a decade later, their paths have crossed again.


The Healthcare Advancement Resource Center at Le Moyne serves international medical graduates (IMGs) who are looking to continue their studies and/or enter into a medical profession in the U.S. Our team of experts guide IMGs through individualized career and educational opportunities to prepare them for a future in health care in the U.S.

Healthcare Advancement Resource Center

Meet the Dean

Dr. Meega Wells

Dean Margaret (Meega) Wells, Ph.D, R.N., APN-BC earned her BS in Nursing at Georgetown University and her MS in Nursing and postmaster’s certificate as an adult nurse practitioner from SU. She completed a Ph.D. in Rural Nursing from Binghamton University. She began her nursing career at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Later, Dr. Wells worked at the College of Nursing at SUNY Upstate Medical University for 15 years. She has served as the chair of the Department of Nursing at Le Moyne since joining the College in July 2015. In 2018, Dr. Wells was named the permanent dean of the Purcell School of Professional Studies.

Le Moyne's Purcell School By the Numbers

6 Graduate programs

2 Undergraduate programs

175 IMGs served by Purcell’s HARC initiative

$1 Million Amount of funding awarded to Purcell programs promoting healthcare and education to low-income students and community members

The Purcell School develops global empathic leaders in the liberal arts, teaching and health professions.

Find Your Way

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Margaret Wells, Ph.D., R.N., APN- BC

Dean, Purcell School of Professional Studies 304 Grewen Hall

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