Category: Nursing

The Excelsior College School of Nursing is led by seasoned nursing professionals who possess substantial practical experience and advanced academic degrees in nursing. The School is a designated National League for Nursing (NLN) Center of Excellence in Nursing Education, and eligible students can be inducted into the International Honor Society of Nursing.

Melissa Moore, Correctional Nurse

Melissa Moore chooses a career in correctional nursing

If you were—or are—a nurse, what would be your dream job? Would it be working as a neonatal nurse? As a school nurse? In the ER? In any case, working in a prison infirmary probably isn’t at the top of your list. For Melissa Moore, of White …

Laurie Mansuy, Cleaveland Clinic Partner Student

Laurie Mansuy uses her nursing degrees to care for those in need

Laurie Mansuy, of Willoughby Hills, Ohio, wanted to be a nurse since she was young. She liked helping people and was fascinated with the inner workings of the human body. She knew that, with nursing, she could combine those interests and help heal …

Albany Medical Center, Masters of Science in Nursing

Diane Carey proves leadership is an important nursing career

Diane Carey, of Latham, New York, has worked in various areas of nursing throughout her more than 30-year career, including in the nursery and operating room. She has increased her knowledge of the profession along the way, including earning a master’s in nursing from Excelsior in …

Lou Ann Gleason, Excelsior Nurse

Lou Ann Gleason uses her three nursing degrees to help students and the community

Lou Ann Gleason of Ellisburg, New York, has been a part of the nursing team at the South Jefferson Central School District for more than 25 years, beginning her full-time career as a school nurse in 2004. She’s a three-time graduate …

Zach DeBartolo, Nursing Informatics

Zachary DeBartolo uses his nursing informatics degree to offer innovative ideas in health care

To Zachary DeBartolo, nursing is more than a job or a career, it is a calling. He believes nursing is a way to not only care for others, but to also deliver cutting edge information that can be used to change …

Mickey Brennan, Nursing Faculty

Marianne “Mickey” Brennan is the faculty program director for Excelsior College’s associate degree in nursing program—a position she started in November 2018. In her tenure with the College, she has used her extensive nursing experience and approachable personality to help students navigate the associate degree in nursing program and prepare for the Clinical Performance in …

Laura Davis at Excelsior after passing CPNE

When her grandmother was ill and her father and cousin were both sick with cancer, Laura Davis, of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, decided she wanted to become a nurse. Seeing the nurses care for her family members in their times of need inspired her to do the same for other people. Davis became an LPN …

TEAS prep

If you’re ready to apply to an associate degree in nursing program, congratulations, you’re on your way! You’re probably also on your way to learning about the TEAS. The Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) Test of Essential Academic Skills, or TEAS, measures basic essential skills in reading, mathematics, science, English, and language usage. The test is …

Heather Wolfe passed her CPNE in Utica in 2019

Heather Wolfe, of Adrian, Michigan, wanted to be a nurse since she was a child. It seemed the career was meant for her because she carried around a Fisher Price medical kit and practiced nursing on her Cabbage Patch Kids dolls. Wolfe pursued becoming an RN several times throughout her life but experiences always got …