Master’s Programs

We prepare our master’s students to become compassionate, evidence-based practitioners who are leaders in their fields. Everything we offer—from our curriculum to student support—is grounded in Boston College’s commitment to social justice and an educational philosophy that values the intrinsic worth of every student and every patient.

Connell School graduates are:

  • Critical thinkers, with exceptional clinical judgment
  • Intellectually curious learners who use their knowledge in service to others
  • Ethically driven and thoughtful, inspired by Boston College’s Jesuit ideals
  • Devoted to individualized patient care in complex health care settings

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Pathways to Entry

  • Nurse Practitioner
    • Prepares RNs with bachelor’s degrees to be nurse practitioners in one of our five specialties
    • Attend full time or part time, completing the program in as few as two years
    • Comprises 13 courses for 45 credits
    • Begin in September or January
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
    • Our nurse anesthesia program prepares RNs with bachelor’s degrees to be nurse anesthetists
    • Attend full time, completing the program in 27 months
    • Comprises 20 courses for 70 credits
    • Begin in January
Nursing students in class
  • Helps students with bachelor’s degrees from other disciplines transition to one of our five nurse practitioner specialties
  • Finish in less than two years—versus three years for other direct master’s programs
  • 77 credit program, with 47 credits completed in year one and 30 credits completed in year two
  • Features a summer session with a nursing synthesis practicum, an intensive first year, and a second year focused on specialization
  • Begins in July with a supportive cohort of peers

     
Nursing students in clinical learning lab
  • Helps RNs without bachelor’s degrees transition to one of our five nurse practitioner specialties
  • Full-time students finish the program in as few as two years, while part-time students can complete it in three years
  • Features a curriculum of core courses every advanced practice nurse needs, plus specialty clinical courses
  • Create a customized plan of study to meet your academic and professional needs
  • Full-time students begin in September and part-time students may begin in January or September
 
CSON nurse in clinical learning lab
  • Broaden your knowledge through one of three dual degree programs: 
  • Electives fulfill requirements for both degrees, minimizing credit hours and completion time
  • Students must apply separately to both programs

 

CSON faculty in class

Benefit from hands-on learning and individual attention during clinical placements with knowledgeable preceptors. Our students work in primary care facilities, hospitals, community agencies, and other settings.
 

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As a Connell School student, you’ll work with
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As a Connell School student, you’ll work with
faculty who are experts in their respective fields.

Browse our faculty directory