College of Mount Saint Vincent, St. Joseph's Medical Center sign naming agreement


The College of Mount Saint Vincent and Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Yonkers has announced the naming of the Saint Joseph’s School of Nursing at the College of Mount Saint Vincent.

The new partnership, which was announced at a program held at the college on Nov. 1, will help develop several modern nursing education initiatives at the Mount, including expanded research and clinical opportunities, student scholarships, and support for faculty.

“Mount Saint Vincent has been training caring, competent nurses for decades — first in partnership with St. Vincent’s Hospital School of Nursing, and now through the College’s own program that has consistently graduated some of New York’s best nursing professionals since the program resumed in 1975,” said Mount president Susan Burns. “We are so grateful for the support of Saint Joseph’s and their commitment to ensuring skilled nurses will be available when and where we need them — today, tomorrow, and in the years to come.”

At the Mount, there are currently 330 students enrolled in the College’s traditional undergraduate nursing curriculum, with an additional 262 students taking part in the accelerated second-degree bachelors in nursing program. The accelerated program offers both in-seat classes at the Mount’s main Riverdale campus as well as a hybrid model at extension sites in Queens and Brooklyn. The College also offers an masters in nursing and an advanced certificate program in family nurse practitioner studies for graduate students interested in expanding their knowledge of nursing practice.

“This exciting new relationship between Saint Joseph’s and the Mount is a unique opportunity to shape the future of both organizations,” said Michael Spicer, Saint Joseph’s Medical Center president and chief executive. “For over 135 years, Saint Joseph’s has been providing high-quality care and I cannot think of a better partner than the College of Mount Saint Vincent to develop high caliber and compassionate nurses.”

Tree Army and vets

The Tree Army, local tree service company that pays homage to veterans, is hosting a ceremonial flag-raising and toast on Nov. 11 at the Flag Pole on Henry Hudson Parkway and Riverdale Avenue across from the World War I monument.

The ceremony, which starts at 9 a.m., will be followed by an American veterans brunch party at Blackstone Bar and Grill. For more information, visit

On Nov. 15 the Bronx Chamber of Commerce will present Tree Army with the Veteran-owned and Operated Business Award. The event will take place at Pasquale Rigoletto’s, 2311 Arthur Ave. from noon-3 p.m. Tickets are $50 for members and $60 for non-members. Email for more information.

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