UMass Boston nursing graduates are prepared to work with individuals, families, and groups in homes and neighborhoods, as well as in a wide variety of community and hospital settings to foster, maintain, and restore health. They are also prepared for further study at the graduate level. Graduates of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences are prepared to take the national examination for state licensure (NCLEX) as a Registered Professional Nurse (RN).

At the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, students work with faculty members distinguished for their achievements as educators, scholars, and practitioners -- dedicated men and women involved in the continual development of their own and their students' professional and intellectual interests. Many are conducting research in such areas as quality of life, health policy, and health care issues addressing urban populations. Faculty also are actively involved in service projects at the local, state, regional, national and international levels.