About the Connell School

At the Connell School of Nursing, we know that nurses are more than caregivers, they are also educators, practitioners, scientists, and leaders. We prepare students to be all of these things, so they can achieve their personal and professional goals while improving health care locally and globally. 

Connell School of Nursing Facts & Figures


Top-ranked master's nursing program in Massachusetts

2024 U.S. News & World Report


Clinical partners in the Greater Boston area


Undergraduate students who study abroad

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Mission & Strategic Aims

The constant hum of innovation and activity makes CSON unique. It's what defines us as a community—our feet grounded in Jesuit traditions and our minds focused on changing the world.
Katherine Gregory, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Dean, William F. Connell School of Nursing
Dean Kate Gregory

Explore the Connell School

Academic Programs

We offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, along with continuing education opportunities for nursing professionals.

Clinical Placements

Our students hone their clinical skills through placements with our more than 85 clinical health care partners in the Greater Boston area.

Our Community

By fostering a culture of support and excellence, we position our students to be leaders on campus, in our local communities, and abroad.

CSON at 75

The School of Nursing opened in 1947 with 35 registered nurses enrolled in a B.S. program. Seventy-five years later, CSON is the top-rated nursing school in the state with 750 undergraduate and graduate students and an alumni community of more than 10,000.

More History

The BC Nurse: First Steps

Follow our nurses as they make their way through campus to Maloney Hall, and learn how a degree in nursing can lead to an extraordinary journey. 


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