Dean of the College of Nursing
Dr. Donius came to Sacred Heart one year ago, having previously served as dean of the School of Nursing at the College of New Rochelle for seven years. Her prior experience includes director of Medical Center Education for Sound Shore Medical Center in New Rochelle, N.Y. A graduate of D’Youville College with a bachelor of science in nursing, Donius holds a master of education and doctor of education from Columbia University Teachers College, and a post-master’s certificate in holistic nursing from The College of New Rochelle. Her previous experience also includes a faculty practice at Sound Shore Medical Center in New Rochelle and clinician and educator positions in a variety of hospital settings and at the Columbia University School of Nursing, where she was director of the undergraduate program.
Dr. Donius was initially attracted to SHU because of its mission. “I felt it was very congruent to what I believe nursing education and practice is all about,” says Donius. “SHU prepares students to successfully enter an increasingly competitive work force, but also compels them to grow intellectually, morally and spiritually. The focus is on educating the entire person while emphasizing social justice and community service. For the University, it’s not just about developing future employees, but rather citizens prepared to lead satisfying and meaningful lives in a global community. This is a mission that’s founded in the Catholic intellectual traditions, and one that I’m proud to serve.
City/State: Scarborough, NY