william f. connell school of nursing
The mission of the Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing is to prepare compassionate, professionally competent nurses whose practice and scholarship are scientifically based and grounded in humanizing the experience of health and illness. In keeping with the Jesuit, Catholic ideals, we focus on formation of the whole person and promotion of social justice. The Connell School of Nursing educates students as reflective life-long learners who use knowledge in service to others. The faculty develops and disseminates knowledge for the advancement of professional nursing practice and the improvement of health and healthcare for a diverse global society.
The graduate of the baccalaureate program is prepared as a generalist who promotes, maintains and restores the health of individuals, families and communities/populations across the lifespan through evidenced based practice. The graduate of the master’s program is prepared as an advanced practice nurse with knowledge and skill to advance the discipline and to improve healthcare through leadership, mentorship, and evidence based practice. The graduate of the doctoral program is prepared to engage in and contribute to theoretically driven research and scholarship that address significant problems in nursing and healthcare and to influence policy.