UMass Boston student nurses


Integrating science, education, practice, and policy to decrease health disparities in populations: a local and global focus.

Welcome to the Department of Nursing. Our comprehensive approach to education uniquely positions us to meet very real healthcare needs of our city, state, and nation by educating knowledgeable providers of skilled nursing care, analyzing and creating health policy, and increasing the health of diverse urban populations. Our singularity has made us a model for programs nationwide. Our graduate program ranking as the 50th in the country, the best public university in New England, is strong evidence to that.

As the 9th largest nursing school in the country, we are proud to offer the only publicly supported nursing programs in the greater Boston area to graduate a significant number of racially and ethnically diverse baccalaureate, master’s and doctorally prepared nurses. 

By choosing us, you will benefit first and foremost from studying with our dedicated faculty, who have distinguished themselves as innovators both in teaching and in multidisciplinary research. Their areas of focus include health disparities, cardiovascular health, health policy, cancer, and obesity prevention. Our faculty provides the very best instruction and learning opportunities to prepare you for future career success.

You will also benefit from our affiliations with more than 200 healthcare organizations, through which you can pursue internships and gain essential clinical experience. Our own resources include the Center for Clinical Education and Research, a state-of-the-art facility in which you can learn from simulated clinical experiences.

During your time with us, we will guide you to opportunities for scholarships and financial aid, and give you knowledgeable advising as you prepare for your career. When you complete your studies, you will be part of a group of highly sought-after alumni who assume leadership positions in all the Boston area’s world-renowned healthcare facilities.


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The pre-licensure nursing program maintains Full Approval Status from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. This approval status represents the Board’s recognition that the Nursing Program has provided satisfactory evidence of its continuous compliance with 244CMR 6.04: Standards for Nursing Education Program Approval.
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Graduate Nursing Program among Nation's Best

U.S. News and World Report has ranked UMass Boston's master's program in nursing No. 52 in the country and DNP program No. 58.
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