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Nursing

The power of expert care.

As patients are maintaining health or going through pivotal moments, nurses are there. With evidence-based skills and plenty of compassion, you may: help bring new life safely into the world, become a patient’s go-to resource and caretaker throughout their hospital stay, chart a patient’s progress in preventative visits, or even help patients stay comfortable near the end of their lives and support their families through the process.

Become a highly skilled registered nurse.

Working with the latest simulation technology in our labs and directly with patients through immersive clinical experiences, students learn how to deliver science-based and compassionate healthcare. You’ll work closely with world-class educators, physicians, and other members of the health care team in complex, dynamic, fast-moving environments. And you’ll graduate prepared to care for the whole person – physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual.

Take the next step in your nursing career.

Practicing nurses can take the next step in their career by pursing an advanced degree online. Master’s programs provide additional training in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients while strengthening soft skills such as empathy and communication. The terminal degree in nursing, a Doctor of Nursing Practice, builds on evidence-based knowledge obtained in previous nursing degrees and focuses on organization and systems leadership to cultivate change agents.

Questions about our nursing programs? Connect with our Admission Office. Boston: 617.879.5964, Worcester: 508.373.5607, Manchester: 603.314.1701, Online: 508.373.5657.


The mission of the School of Nursing is to provide students with a high quality and innovative education and to foster scientific inquiry and professional services.

The School of Nursing undertakes planning and evaluation in order to accomplish and improve the achievement of its mission. Long-term planning objectives are articulated in the School of Nursing Strategic Plan.

At the end of the program students will:

  • Engage in professional nursing practice grounded in caring behaviors that are patient-centered and culturally-sensitive for individuals, families, and communities.
  • Integrate the core competencies of critical thinking, communication, assessment, and technical skills in nursing practice.
  • Integrate principals of quality improvement and safety, and use technology to deliver patient-centered care within health care organizations and systems.
  • Deliver nursing care that is based upon interpersonal relationships, theory-guided, and evidence-based within the context of interprofessional collaboration to improve patient outcomes.
  • Demonstrate professional nursing behavior that involves accountability for one’s self and nursing practice, and includes continuous professional engagement and lifelong learning.
  • Demonstrate behaviors consistent with the application of contemporary leadership models in healthcare.
  • Prepare for professional practice and licensure.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education: http://www.ccneaccreditation.org.

The Master of Science in Nursing degree program at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education: http://www.ccneaccreditation.org.

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (MBORN)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program offered on the Worcester campus has approval with warning from MBORN, 239 Causeway Street, Suite 200, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114, tel: 800.414.0168 or 617.973.0900, fax: 617.973.0984, website: www.mass.gov/dph/boards/rnAll current and future students are eligible for the NCLEX-RN licensure examination at the conclusion of the program.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program offered on the Boston campus has approval with warning from MBORN, 239 Causeway Street, Suite 200, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114, tel: 800.414.0168 or 617.973.0900, fax: 617.973.0984, website: www.mass.gov/dph/boards/rn. All current and future students are eligible for the NCLEX-RN licensure examination at the conclusion of the program.

New Hampshire Board of Nursing

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program offered on the Manchester campus has a full 10-year approval (2021-2031) from the New Hampshire Board of Nursing, located at 21 South Fruit Street, Suite 16, Concord, NH 03301-2431; tel.: 603.271.2323, fax: 603.271.6605, website: http://www.nh.gov/nursing.

 

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

Nursing Student

This degree is designed for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) looking to reach the highest level of the nursing profession.

Discover Program 

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Nursing Clinical Simulation Lab

Work alongside professional experts through clinical experiences in our onsite simulation and patient assessment laboratories.

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