Margaret Reilly

Academic Director, Nursing


Office Address:

101 West 31st Street, Room 712
New York, NY 10001

Mailing Address:

119 West 31st Street, 10th floor
New York, NY 10001

Phone: (212) 652-2066

Fax: (646) 344-7269

Dr. Margaret Reilly DNS, APRN, CNE Jonas Scholar is Professor and Academic Director of the Nursing Program at the CUNY School of Professional Studies Nursing Program, the first fully online nursing program in CUNY. Prior to this appointment in 2013, she was on the faculty at Queensborough Community College for 15 years. While there she was part of the Task Force that developed the Dual/Joint AAS-BS Degree program with Queensborough Community College and Hunter College.  She has a BS in Nursing from Long Island University, an MS in Community Health Nursing from Hunter College, and a Doctorate in Nursing Science from the CUNY Graduate School.

She completed both the Pediatric and Adult Nurse Practitioner Programs at Hunter College and was selected to be a Jonas Scholar while at the Graduate Center. Her research focused on associate’s degree nurse graduates and factors that affected their motivation to return to school. Dr. Reilly is a NLN Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) and served on the CNE Commission. She was a 2010 NLN Health Information Technology Scholar (HITS) in which she was part of a national team of nursing faculty working to integrate technology into the nursing curriculum. She serves as the co-chair of the CUNY Nursing Discipline Council, representing the leadership of the 14 schools of nursing in CUNY. Her research includes nursing workforce issues, faculty development, mentoring, and curricular integration of Technology and Simulation. She has published and presented her work regionally as well as nationally.


  • DNS, Nursing Science, CUNY Graduate School
  • MS, Community Health Nursing, Hunter College
  • BS, Nursing, Long Island University

Recent News

Two female CUNY SPS faculty pose with female graduating nursing student at nursing convocation ceremony

Nursing Students Feted During Convocation and Pinning Ceremony

May 17, 2024

Nearly 200 nursing graduates earning their bachelor's and master's received nursing pins during a moving and heartfelt ceremony.

CUNY SPS Nursing Program students honored during Nursing Week

CUNY SPS Student Nurses are Passionate about Compassionate Care

May 08, 2024

CUNY SPS highlights three of its many outstanding Nursing Program students who share their passions that drive their studies and their professional life.

CUNY SPS Nursing Program's Awards

CUNY SPS Nursing Programs Amass Multiple Honors for Their Excellence and Value

March 20, 2024

The Nursing programs at CUNY SPS have been garnering numerous honorifics from several organizations for their innovative and affordable online nursing offerings. 

CUNY SPS Nursing staff handing nursing pin to smiling graduate

CUNY SPS Nursing Graduates Exhorted to Create Culture of Innovation

May 11, 2023

Over 230 nursing students earning their bachelor's and master's degrees were honored during the 2023 Nursing Convocation and Pinning Ceremony.