UMass Boston


Students graduating from the traditional and accelerated option baccalaureate nursing programs are prepared as a generalist for practice across the lifespan and with diverse populations and in four spheres of practice: promotion of health and well-being/disease prevention; chronic disease care; regenerative or restorative care; and hospice/palliative/supportive care (AACN 2021).

All baccalaureate graduates, are prepared to pursue graduate education. Master’s degree graduates meet the qualifications to seek certification as advanced practice nurse practitioners. Graduates of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program are clinical practitioners with the ability to focus on system and population based health needs, while the PhD graduate focuses on, health policy, and population health.