Rigorous and rewarding, challenging and community-oriented, our holistic programs prepare nursing professionals for fulfilling careers in which they work to transform health care and advance nursing science.

Our internationally celebrated faculty help shape compassionate nurse leaders committed to improving care for individuals, families, and communities. With a comprehensive curriculum, we educate nurses who translate knowledge and research into practice, and our clinical placements throughout the New England region embed students in the heart of one of the nation’s best health care communities.

Everything we offer—from our curriculum to student support—is grounded in Boston College’s commitment to social justice and an educational philosophy that values the intrinsic worth of every student and patient.

We offer multiple pathways to your degree based on your current education and career interests.



Bachelor’s Program

Prepare to work in a range of settings with an education that balances an expansive nursing curriculum with a strong liberal arts foundation.


Master’s Program

Become an evidence-based practitioner who brings leadership and knowledge to the field.                         

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

Become a compassionate, evidence-based practitioner who can initiate change within increasingly complex health care systems.


D.N.P. in Nurse Anesthesia Program

Gain the skills and expertise needed to perform complete patient assessments, develop and implement anesthesia care plans, and closely monitor patients.

Ph.D. Program

Advance the science of nursing through research and scholarly inquiry.


Continuing Education

Update and enhance your knowledge through a variety of certificate programs, courses, and conferences.

NLN Center of Excellence in Nursing Education

Opportunities at the Connell School

Graduate Nurses’ Association

The GNA facilitates professional development opportunities and sponsors social events, connecting students to one another while serving as a voice for the graduate community at CSON.

Keys to Inclusive Leadership in Nursing

The KILN program helps students maximize their leadership potential, prepares them to provide nursing care in an increasingly multicultural society, and nurtures their ability to create positive social change.

Global Trips

Participation in CSON's international programs can count toward nurse practitioner (NP) supervised hours for graduate students.

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