College of Mount Saint Vincent and Saint Joseph’s Medical Center Announce the Saint Joseph’s School of Nursing

YONKERS, NY (November 1, 2023) -- The College of Mount Saint Vincent and Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Yonkers today announced the naming of the Saint Joseph’s School of Nursing at the College of Mount Saint Vincent.

The new partnership will help develop several modern nursing education initiatives at the Mount, including expanded research and clinical opportunities, student scholarships, and support for faculty.

“Mount Saint Vincent has been training caring, competent nurses for decades—first in partnership with St. Vincent’s Hospital School of Nursing, and now through the College’s own program that has consistently graduated some of New York’s best nursing professionals since the program resumed in 1975,” said Mount President Susan R. Burns. “We are so grateful for the support of Saint Joseph’s and their commitment to ensuring skilled nurses will be available when and where we need them—today, tomorrow, and in the years to come.”

At the Mount, there are currently 330 students enrolled in the College’s traditional undergraduate nursing curriculum, with an additional 262 students taking part in the accelerated second-degree BS in nursing program. The accelerated program offers both in-seat classes at the Mount’s main Riverdale campus as well as a hybrid model at extension sites in Queens and Brooklyn. The College also offers an MS in nursing and an advanced certificate program in family nurse practitioner studies for graduate students interested in expanding their knowledge of nursing practice.

Michael J. Spicer, Saint Joseph’s Medical Center President and CEO, shared: “This exciting new relationship between Saint Joseph’s and the Mount is a unique opportunity to shape the future of both organizations. For over 135 years, Saint Joseph’s has been providing high-quality care and I cannot think of a better partner than the College of Mount Saint Vincent to develop high caliber and compassionate nurses.  I am even more proud that, together, we get to expand upon the legacy of the Sisters of Charity.”

Saint Joseph’s School of Nursing students who commit to full-time employment at Saint Joseph’s Medical Center for no less than five years upon graduation will have access to $25,000 in loan repayment opportunities.

All nursing programs at the Mount will be directed under the leadership of Catherine Healy-Sharbaugh, Dean of Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer at Mount Saint Vincent. “The Saint Joseph’s School of Nursing will empower future crucial nursing education that addresses social determinants of health, improves population health, and promotes health equity. This altruistic act will fulfill the dreams and launch the careers of thousands of young people who might not have otherwise had the opportunity to pursue a nursing degree,” said Dr. Healy-Sharbaugh.

The naming of the Saint Joseph’s School of Nursing will have a tremendous positive impact on local communities—especially for the City of Yonkers. “The fantastic news of the new collaboration between these two long-standing local institutions, supports further economic development in Yonkers and the surrounding areas, which will create hundreds of jobs for local residents,’ said Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano.”

An agreement-signing ceremony was held on November1 at the Mount Saint Vincent campus and was attended by leadership from both the Mount and Saint Joseph’s, representatives from the Sisters of Charity, Bronx and Yonkers legislators, and local community members. For more information on applying to the Saint Joseph’s School of Nursing at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, visit the Mount’s website.

About Saint Joseph’s Medical Center

Since 1888, Saint Joseph’s Medical Center has served Yonkers and the surrounding communities of Westchester and New York City with patient-centered, quality-focused inpatient and outpatient care, including specialized programs such  as orthopedicscardiologyfamily medicine and geriatrics; advanced emergency treatment; state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging and ambulatory surgery; inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services; and a network of primary care services serving Westchester, the Bronx and Manhattan. Its Saint Vincent’s Hospital Westchester division in Harrison offers a comprehensive range of mental health, addiction and residential programs serving Westchester and New York City.  Please visit us on the web at and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent

Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the education of the whole person, and enriched by the unparalleled cultural, educational, and career opportunities of New York City, the College equips students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary for lives of achievement, professional accomplishment, and leadership in the 21st century.