Benefit from hands-on learning and individual attention during clinical placements with knowledgeable preceptors. Our students work in primary care facilities, hospitals, community agencies, and other settings.
We prepare our master’s students to become compassionate, evidence-based practitioners who are leaders in their fields. 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 every patient.
Connell School graduates are:
Summer enrollment — December 15
Note: GRE is not required for Nursing Generalist applicants
CSON's Master's of Science in Nursing educates students at the secondary degree level, preparing highly skilled registered nurses to take on the most pressing health care challenges. This degree can be completed in as few as 18 monthsExplore the MSN Curriculum
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The centerpiece of CSON's Jesuit tradition has always been to educate exceptional nurse leaders who care for others and play a defining role within complex health care systems.
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NCLEX/MS degree awarded
Applicants are responsible for ensuring that coursework they have completed satisfies the prerequisite requirements. The graduate program staff will not contact applicants during the admissions process to verify prerequisite coursework.
Direct entry students are required to complete prerequisite courses prior to the start of the program. It is preferred that applicants have at least 4 of the following 5 science prerequisites completed or in process at the time of application: General Chemistry with Lab; Microbiology with Lab; Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab; Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab; Pathophysiology. All prerequisite coursework must be completed prior to matriculation. Students must receive a minimum grade of B- (80) in each of the prerequisite courses. AP credit is NOT accepted as fulfilling prerequisite coursework.
For coursework completed before applying, please submit transcripts as part of your application. For coursework that you plan to complete after applying but before starting the program, please indicate this on the application and submit transcripts following course completion. The prerequisite courses include:
*Course waiver may be applied upon admission review for students with a biology or neuroscience degree.