Dean’s Message

At the William F. Connell School of Nursing — CSON, as we’re commonly known — we educate nurse leaders who thrive in the rapidly changing field of health care. Guided by Jesuit traditions, our community of clinicians, educators, scientists, and innovators are passionate about the same goal: improving human health. We invite you to join us, and to develop to your greatest potential, as we transform nursing around the globe.

At CSON, our dedication to our students sets us apart. We know you can change the world and we’re here to guide you as you learn how. That’s why, at Boston College, you’ll be valued as an individual, supported by a diverse and inclusive community, and encouraged to live by our motto “Ever to Excel.”

Through our partnerships with Boston’s world-class health care institutions, you will hone your judgment and skills through clinical experiences at institutions such as Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston Health Care for the Homeless, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Fenway Community Health Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, to name just a few.

I know the value of a Boston College education because I’ve experienced it firsthand: as a student, faculty member, and now CSON’s Dean. I’ve seen how our holistic approach — grounded in formation with a commitment to serving others — prepares students to transform health care and advance nursing science.

With that in mind, I invite you to experience CSON for yourself. This is an exciting time in health care. There are many challenges and opportunities ahead. Join us, and learn how you can help be the answer as a BC nurse. 

Katherine Gregory, Dean of the William F. Connell School of Nursing

Dean Gregory

About the Dean

Katherine Gregory became Dean of the Connell School in July of 2021.