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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Undergraduate Program

william f. connell school of nursing

UG students in Main Lab
Health Assessment Across the Lifespan Class in Main Lab taught by Associate Professor Robin Wood and Assistant Professor Stewart Bond

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing includes liberal arts, natural, and social sciences, and nursing courses.

The curriculum is designed to develop a student's diagnostic, therapeutic, and ethical reasoning in nursing practice. The graduate is prepared as a generalist able to care for individuals and groups at each developmental level and in varied health care settings.

Many undergraduate nursing students enroll for one semester during their junior year in any number of study-abroad programs sponsored by Boston College or by other U.S. colleges and universities. They may also begin master’s level courses during their undergraduate nursing program.

At the completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for Registered Nurses. For graduates of the Connell School B.S. program taking the NCLEX-RN in 2014-2015, 94% passed the first time. This compares favorably to a national pass rate of 84.5% and a MA state pass rate of 83.6%.

The program of study is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


Baccalaureate Program Outcomes

Assessment of Student Learning

Why BC

  • Combination of classroom and clinical experiences
  • Integration of nursing majors with non-nursing majors in arts and science courses and in student life
  • Internationally recognized faculty for teaching, practice, and research
  • State-of-the-art Nursing Labs
  • Beautiful suburban campus
  • Proximity to Boston
  • Public transportation to clinical settings

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