UMass Boston's College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS) is focused on health equity, social justice, and population-based health, educating health professionals to serve communities as diverse as our students. Our education is innovative and accessible. With the help of our partners, we expose undergraduate and graduate students to health professions and prepare them to be solution-focused, working in a team science environment. Whether they are here for their first or second degree, UMass Boston’s nursing and exercise and health sciences students get a full college experience, real-world engagement working in hospitals and other clinical settings in and around the Boston area as well as globally, and the academic support they need to succeed.
In 2018, U.S. News and World Report ranked UMass Boston's master's program in nursing No. 66 in the country, and the DNP program No. 73.
After a thorough review and site visit the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) at its September Board of Commissioners meeting granted accreditation to the post-graduate APRN Certificate Program and the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. As per policy, accreditation is retroactive to the date of the site visit which was March 7, 2016.
The Department of Nursing is accepting applications for two full-time tenure-track or tenured faculty positions. Please click here for more information.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Oncology Nurse Residency Program (ONRP) in partnership with the University of Massachusetts, Boston (UMB) College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS) supports the transition of newly licensed registered nurses (NLRNs) to staff nurse roles at Dana-Farber. The ONRP provides a supportive, mentoring environment for two NLRNs per year who graduate from the UMB, CNHS.
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