Community Impact

The Connell School of Nursing is committed to improving health and health care in our society. As a key strategic aim of the school, faculty, students, and alumni work to promote a culture of health through local community engagement.

CSON faculty are engaged in clinical practice, volunteerism, community-based research studies, and service-learning projects. Working with diverse populations, including veterans, immigrants, and the homeless, CSON faculty make a direct impact throughout the Boston area and beyond. Leading by example, faculty empower students to be active in their practice and studies. As a result, CSON graduates are civically engaged leaders who use their knowledge in the service of others. 

Connell School Impact by the Numbers

72%

Of full-time faculty are active in nursing practice

100+

Local community-based partnerships

70%

Of full-time faculty actively volunteer their time 

Local Community-Based Partnerships

Beyond our clinical partnerships, CSON faculty work in and maintain their own partnerships with more than 100 hospitals, agenicies, schools, organizations, and more. Examples include:

Addiction Treatment Center of New England

Allston-Brighton Health Collaborative

American Heart Association

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Boston Children’s Hospital

Boston Children’s Hospital at Martha Eliot Health Center in Jamaica Plain

Boston Healthcare for the Homeless

Boston Medical Center

Boston Public Schools

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Cambridge Health Alliance

Fenway Health/Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center

Heart Failure Society of America

International Society of Nurses in Genetics

Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Team

Massachusetts Vietnamese Health Collaborative

Neponset Community Health Center

Quincy High School

St. Francis House-Boston

VA Boston Healthcare System