At NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, we are committed to producing lifelong learners who will excel in their nursing careers and be recognized as leaders who keep the health and welfare of society at the forefront of their values about providing patient-centered care.

Founded in 1932, the College reflects the intellectual curiosity, dynamism, and quality characteristic of NYU. In 1947, Nursing at NYU was established as a separate Department in the Steinhardt School of Education (SSOE). By 1954, under the leadership of Martha E. Rogers, Chair of the Department of Nursing, it became one of the first universities to treat nursing as a science. In 1967, it became a Division of Nursing at SSOE and Rogers became Division Head.  Following Dr. Rogers, three others held the title of division head (Erline McGriff, Patricia Winstead-Fry and Diane O. McGivern). In 2002, Terry Fulmer became Division Head and under her leadership, and, in collaboration with the Dean of the College of Dentistry, the Division of Nursing became a College of Nursing at the NYU College of Dentistry (NYUCD) in 2005. Dean Terry Fulmer stepped down as Dean in 2011, and in July 2012, the College of Nursing welcomed Dr. Eileen M. Sullivan-Marx as its new Dean. The Rory Meyers College of Nursing obtained full college status in September 2015, as one-third of the University's Faculty of Health, along with the Colleges of Dentistry and Global Public Health.  In April 2016, the College received the largest gift in nursing education history from Howard and Rory Meyers and our name was changed in Rory's honor.

Our world-class nursing programs (BS, MS, DNP, and PhD) provide the educational foundation to prepare the next generation of nursing leaders. The College's graduates are leading the way into a new era of nursing, where playing a leadership role in achieving excellent patient outcomes and a healthier global society are priorities. The College's overall mission is consistent with high-quality innovations for the nursing profession. Faculty pride themselves on living their mission and values. 

The College is currently ranked 8th in research funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH), thanks to the strength of our research mission and our highly credentialed and published research and clinical faculty members. At NYU Meyers, teaching and research work hand-in-hand to provide students with a dynamic environment that promotes learning and professional development.

Diversity and Inclusion at the College


New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing (NYURMCN) is committed to the inclusion and support of individuals and ideas from all who comprise our multicultural community. NYURMCN embraces the richness of diversity in its multiple dimensions that exist within and around us, including: race, ethnicity, nationality, class, sex, gender-identity/expression, ability, faith/belief, sexual orientation, and age. NYURMCN acknowledges that each member of our community brings a unique collection of identities and experiences that contribute to our collective dialogue. We believe in the value of diversity and its many points-of-view which serve to enhance the quality of the teaching, research, service, and employment experiences at NYURMCN.

NYURMCN strives to acknowledge, value, and celebrate our diversity while putting into action meaningful expressions of inclusion. We take pride in working together to build a diverse, equitable, and civil community where everyone feels safe, healthy, and free to be themselves, especially those from underrepresented backgrounds.

NYURMCN is committed to meeting the health care demands of an increasingly diverse population with an equally diverse faculty and workforce. We invite your presence and support as we build our valued community.