Facts & Figures

The Connell School of Nursing is a community of students, clinicians, educators, scientists, innovators, and leaders who are all passionate about the same thing: improving human health and building healthy communities.

#1

Top ranked Master’s nursing program in Massachusetts

U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Schools

#1

Top ranked DNP program in Massachusetts

U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Schools

#10

Nationally ranked Bachelor of Science in Nursing

U.S. News & World Report Best Undergraduate Nursing

Our Undergraduate Students

437

Undergraduate students

96%

First-time pass rate on NCLEX in 2023

34%

Students who study abroad during junior year

85+

Clinical partners offering placement opporutnities

99%

Employed, in graduate school, or engaged in service or a fellowship within one year

Our Graduate Students

339

Graduate students

44

Enrolled in Master's  program

295

Enrolled in Ph.D. and DNP programs

100%

Ph.D. students receive full tuition remission

99%

Employed or continuing education within one year

Our Faculty

55

Full-time faculty members

12

Inducted as American Academy of Nursing Fellows

65%

Of full-time faculty are active in nursing practice

1:14

Full-time faculty-to-student ratio

Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging at CSON

37%

CSON undergraduates identify as AHANA*

* Individuals of African, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American descent

48%

Class of 2025 undergraduates who identify as AHANA*

* Individuals of African, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American descent

56%

Class of 2025 undergraduates who are AHANA and/or Montserrat Coalition students 

* Montserrat supports students at the highest level of financial need on campus.

Alumni

10,500+

Representing 54 U.S. states and territories and 16 countries

Certification Exam Success Rates

Advanced Practice Nursing Exams

ExamYearFirst-Time Pass Rates
Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AANPCB and ANCC)2023100%
Family Nurse Practitioner (AANPCP and ANCC)2023100%
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNCB)2023100%
Psych/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (ANCC)2023100%
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (NCC)2023100%
Nurse Anesthesia202394%

NCLEX: Undergraduate

YearPass Rate
202396%
202290%
202192%
202096%
201990%
201891%

NCLEX: Graduate

YearPass Rate
202398%
202292%
2021100%
2020100%
201998%
2018100%