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Fairfield University's Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies programs use the latest in medical equipment and small classroom settings to provide a practical and engaging education for its students. The Egan School Graduate Programs offer degrees at the masters and doctoral levels. The nurse practitioner tracks prepare candidates to provide quality healthcare services to all members of the community, with an emphasis on meeting the unique healthcare needs of culturally diverse and underserved populations. The Nurse Anesthesia track prepares students as expert clinicians for every stage and in every setting in which anesthesia is delivered to patients. The Nurse Leadership track prepares students to provide leadership at all levels of healthcare to move organizations toward evidence-based systems.

Administration & Faculty

At Fairfield, we pride ourselves on the the excellence of our program and faculty. Faculty members are experts in the field, and work diligently to provide a simulation-focused approach to their teaching. Faculty advisors work closely with students to provide academic advice, individualized attention, and career planning. Small classes are a key component to the program with the incorporation of clinical simulations to give students a real-world sense of life in the industry.

Community Engagement

Fairfield University's Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies has many local community partnerships that offer rich opportunities for students and faculty to engage in nursing practice in a variety of clinical settings. Some of these partnerships include Bridgeport Hospital, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Western Connecticut Health Network, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Community Health Center, Inc., and many more.


The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies offers a number of resources to graduate students. These resources include Financial Aid Planning, Writing Center, Career Planning, News@ Egan, Dakota’s Blog, and the Student Manual.

Workshops & Certificates

Fairfield University Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies offers workshops and specialty trainings in trauma and resilience. All programs are on campus in Fairfield, CT.


The Robin Kanarek Learning Resource Center

The Robin Kanarek Learning Resource Center provides a simulated hospital environment where graduate students practice advanced nursing skills. Our medical equipment is state-of-the-art, with high fidelity simulators (SimMan 3G) as well as other Vital Sim units that allow students ample opportunity to put their classroom knowledge into practice.

Fairfield's nursing faculty has fully integrated simulation training into the nursing curriculum. Working in a control room, they establish different scenarios involving patients, evolving medical conditions, and families, so that students learn to react to a range of different clinical situations. Simulation-based teaching helps students to integrate clinical skills, critical thinking, and communication skills in order to practice evidence-based nursing care in a risk-free, hands on environment. Nursing students graduate from Fairfield with confidence in their ability to think quickly and communicate effectively.

The Resource Center includes a fully-equipped Operating Room area complete with anesthesia delivery devices, cardiac monitoring devices, a defibrillator, a ventilator, and a code cart. A main skills lab provides a venue for students to practice conducting physical assessments, interviewing patients and families, and completing health histories.


Lab Hours

Monday:  4-6 p.m.
Tuesday:  3-9 p.m.
Wednesday:  3-9 p.m.
Thursday:  4-6 p.m.
Friday:  3-5 p.m.
Saturday:  Noon-4 p.m.
Sunday:  Noon-9 p.m.


Students can access information on clinical and labs by clicking on this link to Blackboard.

CCNE Accreditation For The Egan School

CCNE AccreditedThe Master of Science in Nursing and the Doctorate of Nursing Practice degrees at Fairfield University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036. Phone: 202-887-6791.

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Contact Us

Office of Graduate Admission

Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 254-4184

Graduate Programs

Joyce Shea, Associate Dean
Fairfield University
Fairfield, CT 06824-5195
Tel: (203) 254-4000, ext. 2575

Office of the Dean

Fairfield University Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies
Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
Tel: (203) 254-4150

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