Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

North Haven Campus

Administrative Officers

Title Name Phone Email
Dean Lisa O'Connor 203-582-8549 lisa.o'
Associate Dean Lisa Rebeschi 203-582-8444
Assistant Dean, Clinical Education for Faculty and Students Bridget Rich 203-582-7904
Assistant Dean, Academic Services Claire Puzarne 203-582-6574
Director, Business Operations and Administration Patricia Gettings 203-582-6497


Program Name Phone Email
Chair, Graduate Programs Laima Karosas 203-582-5366
Director, Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Programs Erica Colavolpe 203-582-8882
Director, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program TBA
Director, Nurse Anesthesia Programs Karita Kack 203-582-7969
Assistant Director, Nurse Anesthesia Programs Karen Hurd 203-582-8875
Director of Simulation Liana Kappus 203-582-7924

Nursing is a profession based on science, a culture of compassion, commitment to best practices, and connection to individuals. The practice of nursing is research-based, goal-directed, creative and concerned with the health and dignity of the whole person. The art of delivering quality nursing care depends upon the successful mastery and application of intellectually rigorous nursing knowledge.

Mission Statement

To provide leadership in nursing and healthcare through innovative undergraduate and graduate education that embraces holism, interprofessionalism and inclusivity.


To prepare transformational leaders in healthcare.


School of Nursing values include:

  • diversity of ideas, persons and cultures
  • supportive learning environments
  • scholarly undertakings to advance education and practice
  • ethical conduct in personal and professional arenas
  • holistic nursing across the spectrum of healthcare
  • interprofessional education and collaboration
  • innovative learning methodologies
  • systematic assessment and evaluation
  • lifelong learning

Transforming healthcare . . .  one student at a time.