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William F. Connell School of Nursing


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2014 Commencement at O'Neill Library Plaza

Thank you for your interest in applying to the William F. Connell School of Nursing.


If you are a prospective Undergraduate student, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

If you are a prospective Undergraduate transfer student, please visit the Office of Transfer Admission.



CSON awards record number of scholarships and other funding to graduate students for academic year 2013-2014! Learn more ยป

The Graduate School of Nursing application is self-managed; therefore, we do not contact applicants regarding missing application materials. As potential graduate students, applicants are responsible for collecting and submitting all application requirements by the designated deadline.

For information about Nurse Practitioners and certification, check out videos from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

To see informational videos about specific Nurse Practitioner specialties, click on the program links provided in the column directly to the right.

Applicants should submit their online application form to create a file on the admissions system. Do not wait to submit the online form until all supporting documents have been obtained.

**Please be advised that Boston College is currently not admitting students to the CNS specialty tracks**

**Traditional Master's Family Nurse Practitioner program begins Fall term ONLY**

In-person or telephone interviews may be required for some of the following programs.



Master's program and additional specialty certificates for RNs
How to apply  |  About this program

Fall enrollment:
March 15
Spring enrollment: September 30   


Master's entry option for non-nurses
How to apply  |  About this program

November 15

(for September enrollment)

Nurse anesthesia specialty
How to apply  |  About this program

June 30

(for January enrollment)

PhD program and MS/PhD dual degree program
How to apply  |  About this program

January 15

(for September enrollment)

Non-degree option (special student status)
How to apply

Deadline: N/A

Dual degrees
The Connell School of Nursing offers two dual degree programs in cooperation with other graduate and professional schools at Boston College. Faculty from both schools work with you to design an individualized program of study. Course work is organized so that electives fulfill requirements for both degrees, minimizing credit hours and time to completion. You must apply separately to both the nursing program and your second program.

The MS/MBA offers an MS in nursing and a master of business administration (MBA) from Boston College's Carroll School of Management. Students who are interested should contact the graduate office at 617-552-4928.

The MS/MA offers an MS in nursing and a master of arts (MA) degree in pastoral ministry from Boston College's School of Theology and Ministry.