The Department of Nursing at Southern CT State University, established in 1969, strives to be a center of excellence and innovation in nursing education. The Baccalaureate and Masters nursing programs at SCSU are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Point Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC, 20035, (202) 887-6791. The nursing major at Southern is one of the top selected majors on campus, and we’re proud of our department’s growth and accomplishments. We continue to develop new programs, engaging teaching and learning strategies and innovative ideas.


Public Notification of Application for Continuing Accreditation

The Southern Connecticut State University, Department of Nursing is applying for Continuing Accreditation of the baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Initial accreditation was granted on September 28, 2002. The most recent accreditation, which was granted on April 16, 2012, expires on December 31, 2022. The Department will submit the required self-study on January 24, 2022. The site visit by CCNE is scheduled for March 7-9, 2022. 

In accordance with CCNE’s procedures, the Commission provides the opportunity for program constituents and other interested parties to submit, in writing, third-party comments concerning a program’s qualifications for accreditation. 

If you would like to submit a third-party comment for a program currently under review, please submit to
Or, if you prefer, mail comments to: 

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 
Attn: Third-Party Comments 
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750 
Washington, DC 20001 
If you have any questions about this process, please contact CCNE staff at 202-887-6791 x268. 

Southern Connecticut State University
Nursing Department

Nursing Building, Room 101
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515

Phone: (203) 392-6495
Fax: (203) 392-6493

Jennings Hall, Room 135
501 Crescent St
New Haven, CT 06515

Phone: (203) 392-6494

Position Name Phone
Department Chairperson Dr. Antoinette Towle (203) 392-6728
Associate Director of Nursing Admissions, Enrollment Management, and Communication Chelsea Ortiz (203) 392-7240
Accelerated Career Entry Program (ACE) Director Dr. Carrie Michalski (203) 392-7247
Undergraduate BSN Program Director Dr. Maria Krol (203) 392-6547
RN-BS in Nursing Program Director Dr. Joanne Roy (203) 392-7000
MSN Program Director Dr. Andrea Adimando (203) 392-7245
Ed.D Program Director Dr. Barbara Aronson (203) 392-6496
Department Secretary (Nursing Building) Beatrice Torres (203) 392-6495
Department Secretary (Jennings Hall) Lydia Vega (203) 392-6494