Egan School Named a Center of Excellence

Egan School Named a Center of Excellence

Fairfield University’s Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies was one of 16 nursing programs nationwide to be named a National League for Nursing (NLN) Center of Excellence. The Egan School was formally inducted during the Honors Convocation at the 2018 NLN Education Summit in Chicago, Illinois in September.

Selection for this designation is based on a school’s sustained excellence in faculty development, nursing education research, student learning, and professional development. Fairfield’s Egan School was specifically selected for its sustained efforts to “promote the pedagogical expertise of faculty.”

Egan’s programs use the latest in healthcare equipment and modern classroom settings to provide a practical and engaging education for students while offering a strong liberal arts education with the theory-based knowledge and skills to work in the expanding fields of nursing and health studies.

In their annual rankings for graduate schools, U.S. News and World Report also named the Egan School among the best in the country in the category of Doctorate of Nursing degree, as well as Masters Nursing degree. Both placements on the lists saw a jump of over 26 spots from the previous year. Additionally, College Factual named the Egan School the top nursing program in Connecticut and among the top 15 nursing programs in the country.