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

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.

Photo of CUNY SPS nursing graduate at 2022 Pinning Ceremony

CUNY SPS Nurse Graduates Honored In Moving In-Person Ceremony

May 16, 2022

The 2022 Nursing Convocation and Pinning Ceremony, one of the first CUNY SPS events to be held in person since 2020, recognized 238 nursing graduates.

African American female nursing student receiving her pin during nursing convocation pinning ceremony

CUNY SPS Celebrates Resilient and Determined Class of 2021 Nurses

May 14, 2021

CUNY SPS hosted a virtual Nursing Convocation and Pinning Ceremony to honor the more than 200 nursing students earning their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in 2021.

Melissa Hinds on CUNY SPS Campus

CUNY SPS Salutes First Class of MS in Nursing Graduates

July 23, 2020

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) is proud to recognize the eight students who make up its first-ever class of MS in Nursing graduates.