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What's Going On @ Egan


Fairfield University's Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies departments use the latest in health equipment and innovative classroom settings to provide a practical and engaging education for its students. The school offers students a strong liberal arts education along with the theory-based knowledge and skills to work in the expanding fields of nursing and health studies. Students grow personally and professionally and become committed and compassionate nurses, capable of providing professional care to people in any setting.

Administration & Faculty

At the Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, 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, simulating clinical practice 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 participate in nursing practice in a variety of clinical settings. Some of these partnerships include Bridgeport Hospital, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Silver HIll Hospital, Fairfield Local Schools, VA Connecticut Healthcare System and many more.


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

Study Abroad

Fairfield's Office of Study Abroad oversees seven of the study abroad locations, with numerous opportunities to make each of them your own. Of the six programs, three offer Nursing programs: Managua, Nicaragua; Brisbane, Australia; and Galway, Ireland.

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 students practice basic to advanced nursing skills. Our medical equipment is state-of-the-art, with the highest 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 situations, from emergency obstetrics and pediatric scenarios, to general medical/surgical scenarios established by the National League of Nursing.

Simulation-based teaching helps students to integrate nursing skills, critical thinking, and communication 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 Intensive Care area complete with cardiac monitoring devices, a defibrillator, a ventilator, and a code cart. Four other acute care units contain hospital beds and the equipment necessary to perform physical assessments. A main skills lab provides a venue for students to practice taking physical assessments, interview patients and families, and take health histories. A grad skills practice clinic is available upon request.

Our undergraduate and graduate nursing programs utilize simulation within the curriculum to truly transfer theoretical knowledge into practice. Lab assistants are available during all open lab hours. The Resource Center is also staffed by a full time Director.  

Lab Hours

Monday 3 - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday 7 - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday 6 - 9 p.m.
Thursday 3 - 9:30 p.m.
Friday 4 - 6 p.m.
Saturday Noon - 3 p.m. (through March Only)
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 baccalaureate degree in nursing/master's degree in nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice 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.

HEOA Consumer Information

Articulation Agreement for the Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies.

Articulation Agreement Bridgeport Hospital

Articulation Agreement CT Community College

Articulation Agreement St. Vincent's College

Egan Newsletter

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Contact Us

Mailing Address

Fairfield University Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824


General Information

Main Office, Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies

1. Submit an online request for admission information.
2. E-mail us at
3. Call us at (203) 254-4150


Dean's Office

Meredith Kazer, Dean
(203) 254-4150

Deb Matthews, Assistant to the Dean
(203) 254-4000 Ext 2714


Undergraduate Programs

Audrey Beauvais, Associate Dean
(203) 254-4000 Ext 2719

Suzanne Chaplik, Assistant Dean
(203) 254-4000 Ext 2720

Carole Pomarico, Adult Program Director
(203) 254-4000 Ext 2711

Donna Ormsbee, Program Assistant
(203) 254-4000, ext. 2762;

Bonnie Candee, Assistant to the Associate Dean
(203) 254-4000, ext. 2702;

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