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

2023 U.S. News & World Report Survey

Our Undergraduate students

427

Undergraduate students

96.5%

First-time pass rate on NCLEX in 2020

32%

Students who study abroad during junior year

85+

Clinical partners offering placement opportunities

Our Graduate students

297

Graduate students

83

Enrolled in master's program

213

Enrolled in Ph.D. and DNP programs

100%

Ph.D. students receive full tuition remission

Our Faculty

54

Full-time faculty members

11

Inducted as American Academy of Nursing Fellows

61%

Of full-time faculty are active in nursing practice

1:14

Full-time faculty-to-student ratio

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at CSON

41%

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

12,000+

Representing 54 U.S. states and territories and 20 countries

Certification Exam Success Rates

Advanced Practice Nursing Exams

Exam Year First-Time Pass Rates
Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AANPCB and ANCC) 2020 100%
Family Nurse Practitioner (AANPCP and ANCC) 2020 100%
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNCB) 2019 95%
Psych/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (ANCC) 2019 100%
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (NCC) 2019 100%
Nurse Anesthesia 2022 100%

NCLEX: Undergraduate

Year Pass Rate
2020 96%
2019 90%
2018 91%
2017 92%
2016 94%

NCLEX: Graduate

Year Pass Rate
2020 100%
2019 98%
2018 100%
2017 100%
2016 100%