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About the School of Nursing

D'Youville Nursing students in clinical lab classroom.

Since establishing the region's first baccalaureate degree in nursing in 1942, D'Youville's Patricia H. Garman School of Nursing has been a leader in nursing education.

A Message from the Dean

Welcome to D’Youville's Patricia H. Garman School of Nursing!

If you’re reading this letter, you must be thinking of applying to nursing school. I encourage you to spend some time getting to know D’Youville. Speak with an admissions counselor, come visit our intimate campus, or explore our program offerings online and you’ll quickly see that D’Youville is the right fit for you.

Whether you’re a recent high school graduate starting your next academic journey, the first in your family to go to college, or a seasoned nurse looking to upscale your knowledge and expertise, we will meet you where you are to make sure your learning is a success.

Nursing Dean Christine Verni.
Dean of the School of Nursing Dr. Christine Verni

As a leader in nursing education, our students are ahead of the curve in terms of the knowledge and training they receive. With several nationally accredited programs offered both on campus and online, the Patricia H. Garman School of Nursing has a program that fits everyone.

All of our students take part in interprofessional education inside our state-of-the-art simulation center. This experience allows students from each of D’Youville’s health profession programs to collaborate while actors portray the real-life scenarios our students will see in the field. This atmosphere teaches improved communication between members of the healthcare team, thereby potentially improving patient outcomes.

D’Youville’s nursing faculty are experts in the discipline, with many also working clinically in areas such as patient care, nursing leadership, and clinical education. With our dynamic and expert team, students can be assured they’re receiving a world-class education.

Our institution was founded to help those in need, and our students do just that both at home and abroad. Members of the Student Nurses Association take part in community outreach events ranging from holiday fun events with children at the West Side Community Center to fundraising for organizations like the Family Justice Center.

Our students are also world travelers who have taken part in faculty-led medical mission trips to places like the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Africa, and Western Europe!

Upon graduation, D'Youville alumni work in a variety of roles and with diverse patient populations across the globe. Whether you aspire to be a chief nursing officer for a Canadian province, a care coordinator working with vulnerable elders, or a nurse in a community parish, you can be assured that a D’Youville education will afford you opportunities to realize your goals.

A career in nursing is an exciting opportunity to positively impact health outcomes of our communities. By choosing D’Youville, you’ll be taking your first step in what is sure to be the journey of a lifetime.

We hope to see you soon!

Christine Verni EdD, FNP-BC, APRN
Dean of D’Youville's Patricia H. Garman School of Nursing

Students watch an instructor in the Simulation Center.

Interprofessional Education

Work with other healthcare majors.

Learn in an environment that mirrors the working world with our unique Interprofessional Education and Simulation Center. Collaborate with students, learn from your peers in other healthcare majors, and gain hands-on patient-focused experience.

Big Ben tower in London, England.

Study Abroad

Learn and practice care around the world.

At D'Youville's core is a mission of service to those in need. Expand your education through learning and service opportunities around the globe with faculty-led Study Abroad experiences.


Our Campus

A compact campus in Buffalo's West Side neighborhood.

At D'Youvillle, you'll find everything you need on campus and you'll experience the welcoming community where we've made our home. You'll also be minutes from the bustling Allentown and Elmwood Village neighborhoods, downtown Buffalo, the Niagara River, and the Peace Bridge to Canada.