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Find Your Path

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

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  • Bachelor’s Program

    Our bachelor's program prepares students to practice as generalists in a range of settings, including hospitals, clinics, and community agencies. The curriculum combines classroom learning with clinical experiences and includes essentials in nursing, the liberal arts, and the natural and social sciences.

    Connell School students are encouraged to study abroad and participate in student organizations while benefiting from a curriculum that combines courses in nursing, the liberal arts, and the sciences with robust clinical experiences.

    Earning a bachelor’s degree takes four years. Applications should be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admission by Nov. 1 for Early Decision I, and Jan. 1 for Early Decision II and Regular Decision.

  • Ph.D. Program

    Our Ph.D. in nursing program prepares students earning bachelor's degrees in nursing to pursue their passions as nurse scientists, educators, policy-makers, and practitioners.

    Students benefit from small class sizes and mentorship from faculty as they build their knowledge, study contemporary issues in health care, and begin their program of research.

    Ph.D. students will earn a master's in nursing as part of their doctoral program. The Ph.D. program requires 48 credits and the application deadline is Jan. 15.

  • DNP in Nurse Anesthesia

    Our DNP in nurse anesthesia program prepares students earning bachelor's degrees in nursing to advance their careers as sought-after nurse anesthetists.

    In addition to coursework in nurse anesthesia practice, pharmacotherapy, and the sciences, students rotate among 3-6 clinical sites to experience a range of practice settings.

    The DNP program requires 99 credits and the application deadline is Oct. 15.

  • Master’s Program

    Our master’s degree program prepares students earning bachelor's degrees in nursing to advance their careers in clinical leadership and patient care.

    Connell School students become compassionate, evidence-based practitioners through our innovative curriculum—which includes courses on technology, leadership, and diversity in health care—and robust clinical placements.

    The M.S. program requires 31 credits. The application deadline is March 15 for fall enrollment and Sept. 30 for spring enrollment.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

    Our post-baccalaureate DNP program prepares students earning bachelor's degrees in nursing to advance their careers as sought-after nurse practitioners.

    Students choose from five advanced practice specialties, including Adult-Gerontology Primary Care, Family Health, Pediatric Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health, and Women's Health.

    The DNP program requires 71-74 credits. The application deadline is March 15 for fall enrollment and Sept. 30 for spring enrollment.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    Adult-Gerontology Primary Care

    Our post-baccalaureate DNP program prepares students earning bachelor's degrees in nursing to advance their careers as sought-after nurse practitioners.

    Students specializing in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care take focused courses and are placed in clinical settings that prepare them to provide primary preventive and chronic illness care for individuals throughout adulthood.

    The DNP program requires 71 credits. The application deadline is March 15 for fall enrollment and Sept. 30 for spring enrollment.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    Family Nurse Practitioner

    Our post-baccalaureate DNP program prepares students earning bachelor's degrees in nursing to advance their careers as sought-after nurse practitioners.

    Students specializing in Family Health take focused courses and are placed in clinical settings that prepare them to diagnose and manage health care challenges for patients throughout the entire lifecycle.

    The DNP program requires 71 credits. The application deadline is March 15 for fall enrollment.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    Pediatric Primary Care

    Our post-baccalaureate DNP program prepares students earning bachelor's degrees in nursing to advance their careers as sought-after nurse practitioners.

    Students specializing in Pediatric Primary Care take focused courses and are placed in clinical settings that prepare them to care for children of all backgrounds and ages, starting from infancy.

    The DNP program requires 71 credits. The application deadline is March 15 for fall enrollment and Sept. 30 for spring enrollment.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    Psychiatric/Mental Health

    Our post-baccalaureate DNP program prepares students earning bachelor's degrees in nursing to advance their careers as sought-after nurse practitioners.

    Students specializing in Psychiatric/Mental Health take focused courses and are placed in clinical settings that prepare them to attend to patients' emotional, cognitive, and social functioning.

    The DNP program requires 74 credits. The application deadline is March 15 for fall enrollment and Sept. 30 for spring enrollment.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    Women's Health

    Our post-baccalaureate DNP program prepares students earning bachelor's degrees in nursing to advance their careers as sought-after nurse practitioners.

    Students specializing in Women's Health take focused courses and are placed in clinical settings that prepare them to provide comprehensive care to women across the lifespan as well as sexual and reproductive health care to men.

    The DNP program requires 71 credits. The application deadline is March 15 for fall enrollment and Sept. 30 for spring enrollment.

  • Direct Entry Master's

    Our direct entry master’s degree program prepares students with bachelor's degrees in fields outside of nursing to become registered nurses.

    Connell School students become compassionate, evidence-based practitioners through our innovative curriculum—which includes courses on technology, leadership, and diversity in health care—and robust clinical placements.

    The M.S. program requires 57 credits and the application deadline is Nov. 15.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

    Our direct entry DNP program prepares students earning bachelor's degrees outside of nursing to advance their careers as sought-after nurse practitioners.

    Students choose from five advanced practice specialties, including Adult-Gerontology Primary Care, Family Health, Pediatric Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health, and Women's Health.

    The direct entry DNP program requires 106-109 credits, and the application deadline is Nov. 15.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    Adult-Gerontology Primary Care

    Our direct entry DNP program prepares students earning bachelor's degrees outside of nursing to advance their careers as sought-after nurse practitioners.

    Students specializing in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care take focused courses and are placed in clinical settings that prepare them to provide primary preventive and chronic illness care for individuals throughout adulthood.

    The direct entry DNP program requires 106 credits, and the application deadline is Nov. 15.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    Family Nurse Practitioner

    Our direct entry DNP program prepares students earning bachelor's degrees outside of nursing to advance their careers as sought-after nurse practitioners.

    Students specializing in Family Health take focused courses and are placed in clinical settings that prepare them to diagnose and manage health care challenges for patients throughout the entire lifecycle.

    The direct entry DNP program requires 106 credits, and the application deadline is Nov. 15.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    Pediatric Primary Care

    Our direct entry DNP program prepares students earning bachelor's degrees outside of nursing to advance their careers as sought-after nurse practitioners.

    Students specializing in Pediatric Primary Care take focused courses and are placed in clinical settings that prepare them to care for children of all backgrounds and ages, starting from infancy.

    The direct entry DNP program requires 106 credits, and the application deadline is Nov. 15.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    Psychiatric/Mental Health

    Our direct entry DNP program prepares students earning bachelor's degrees outside of nursing to advance their careers as sought-after nurse practitioners.

    Students specializing in Psychiatric/Mental Health take focused courses and are placed in clinical settings that prepare them to attend to patients' emotional, cognitive, and social functioning.

    The direct entry DNP program requires 109 credits, and the application deadline is Nov. 15.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    Women's Health

    Our direct entry DNP program prepares students earning bachelor's degrees outside of nursing to advance their careers as sought-after nurse practitioners.

    Students specializing in Women's Health take focused courses and are placed in clinical settings that prepare them to provide comprehensive care to women across the lifespan as well as sexual and reproductive health care to men.

    The direct entry DNP program requires 106 credits, and the application deadline is Nov. 15.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

    Our direct entry DNP program prepares students with bachelor's degrees outside of nursing to advance their careers as sought-after nurse practitioners.

    Students choose from five advanced practice specialties, including Adult-Gerontology Primary Care, Family Health, Pediatric Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health, and Women's Health.

    The direct entry DNP program requires 106-109 credits, and the application deadline is Nov. 15.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    Adult-Gerontology Primary Care

    Our direct entry DNP program prepares students with bachelor's degrees outside of nursing to advance their careers as sought-after nurse practitioners.

    Students specializing in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care take focused courses and are placed in clinical settings that prepare them to provide primary preventive and chronic illness care for individuals throughout adulthood.

    The direct entry DNP program requires 106 credits, and the application deadline is Nov. 15.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    Family Nurse Practitioner

    Our direct entry DNP program prepares students with bachelor's degrees outside of nursing to advance their careers as sought-after nurse practitioners.

    Students specializing in Family Health take focused courses and are placed in clinical settings that prepare them to diagnose and manage health care challenges for patients throughout the entire lifecycle.

    The direct entry DNP program requires 106 credits, and the application deadline is Nov. 15.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    Pediatric Primary Care

    Our direct entry DNP program prepares students with bachelor's degrees outside of nursing to advance their careers as sought-after nurse practitioners.

    Students specializing in Pediatric Primary Care take focused courses and are placed in clinical settings that prepare them to care for children of all backgrounds and ages, starting from infancy.

    The direct entry DNP program requires 106 credits, and the application deadline is Nov. 15.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    Psychiatric/Mental Health

    Our direct entry DNP program prepares students with bachelor's degrees outside of nursing to advance their careers as sought-after nurse practitioners.

    Students specializing in Psychiatric/Mental Health take focused courses and are placed in clinical settings that prepare them to attend to patients' emotional, cognitive, and social functioning.

    The direct entry DNP program requires 109 credits, and the application deadline is Nov. 15.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    Women's Health

    Our direct entry DNP program prepares students with bachelor's degrees outside of nursing to advance their careers as sought-after nurse practitioners.

    Students specializing in Women's Health take focused courses and are placed in clinical settings that prepare them to provide comprehensive care to women across the lifespan as well as sexual and reproductive health care to men.

    The direct entry DNP program requires 106 credits, and the application deadline is Nov. 15.

  • Master's Program

    Our RN to MS program educates associate's prepared RNs to advance their careers in clinical leadership and patient care.

    Connell School students become compassionate, evidence-based practitioners through our innovative curriculum—which includes courses on technology, leadership, and diversity in health care—and robust clinical placements.

    The M.S. program requires 33-48 credits and the application deadline is March 15 for fall enrollment and Sept. 30 for spring enrollment.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

    Our RN to DNP program allows associate's prepared RNs to transform their professional knowledge into careers as Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.

    Students choose from five advanced practice specialties, including Adult-Gerontology Primary Care, Family Health, Pediatric Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health, and Women's Health.

    The RN to DNP program requires 71-87 credits. The application deadline is March 15 for fall enrollment and Sept. 30 for spring enrollment.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    Adult-Gerontology Primary Care

    Our RN to DNP program allows associate's prepared RNs to transform their professional knowledge into careers as Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.

    Students specializing in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care take focused courses and are placed in clinical settings that prepare them to provide primary preventive and chronic illness care for individuals throughout adulthood.

    The RN to DNP program requires 71-84 credits. The application deadline is March 15 for fall enrollment and Sept. 30 for spring enrollment.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    Family Nurse Practitioner

    Our RN to DNP program allows associate's prepared RNs to transform their professional knowledge into careers as Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.

    Students specializing in Family Health take focused courses and are placed in clinical settings that prepare them to diagnose and manage health care challenges for patients throughout the entire lifecycle.

    The RN to DNP program requires 71-84 credits. The application deadline is March 15 for fall enrollment.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    Pediatric Primary Care

    Our RN to DNP program allows associate's prepared RNs to transform their professional knowledge into careers as Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.

    Students specializing in Pediatric Primary Care take focused courses and are placed in clinical settings that prepare them to care for children of all backgrounds and ages, starting from infancy.

    The RN to DNP program requires 71-84 credits. The application deadline is March 15 for fall enrollment and Sept. 30 for spring enrollment.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    Psychiatric/Mental Health

    Our RN to DNP program allows associate's prepared RNs to transform their professional knowledge into careers as Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.

    Students specializing in Psychiatric/Mental Health take focused courses and are placed in clinical settings that prepare them to attend to patients' emotional, cognitive, and social functioning.

    The RN to DNP program requires 74-87 credits. The application deadline is March 15 for fall enrollment and Sept. 30 for spring enrollment.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    Women's Health

    Our RN to DNP program allows associate's prepared RNs to transform their professional knowledge into careers as Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.

    Students specializing in Women's Health take focused courses and are placed in clinical settings that prepare them to provide comprehensive care to women across the lifespan as well as sexual and reproductive health care to men.

    The RN to DNP program requires 71-84 credits. The application deadline is March 15 for fall enrollment and Sept. 30 for spring enrollment.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

    Our post-master's DNP program prepares students with master's degrees in nursing to advance their careers as advanced-practice clinicians.

    Students choose from five advanced practice specialties, including Adult-Gerontology Primary Care, Family Health, Pediatric Primary Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health, and Women's Health.

    The post-master's DNP program requires a portfolio review to determine total credits required for APRN specialties. The application deadline is March 15 for fall enrollment and Sept. 30 for spring enrollment.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    Adult-Gerontology Primary Care

    Our post-master's DNP program prepares students with master's degrees in nursing to advance their careers as advanced-practice clinicians.

    Students specializing in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care take focused courses and are placed in clinical settings that prepare them to provide primary preventive and chronic illness care for individuals throughout adulthood.

    The post-master's DNP program requires a portfolio review to determine total credits required for APRN specialties. The application deadline is March 15 for fall enrollment and Sept. 30 for spring enrollment.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    Family Nurse Practitioner

    Our post-master's DNP program prepares students with master's degrees in nursing to advance their careers as advanced-practice clinicians.

    Students specializing in Family Health take focused courses and are placed in clinical settings that prepare them to diagnose and manage health care challenges for patients throughout the entire lifecycle.

    The post-master's DNP program requires a portfolio review to determine total credits required for APRN specialties. The application deadline is March 15 for fall enrollment.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    Pediatric Primary Care

    Our post-master's DNP program prepares students with master's degrees in nursing to advance their careers as advanced-practice clinicians.

    Students specializing in Pediatric Primary Care take focused courses and are placed in clinical settings that prepare them to care for children of all backgrounds and ages, starting from infancy.

    The post-master's DNP program requires a portfolio review to determine total credits required for APRN specialties. The application deadline is March 15 for fall enrollment and Sept. 30 for spring enrollment.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    Psychiatric/Mental Health

    Our post-master's DNP program prepares students with master's degrees in nursing to advance their careers as advanced-practice clinicians.

    Students specializing in Psychiatric/Mental Health take focused courses and are placed in clinical settings that prepare them to attend to patients' emotional, cognitive, and social functioning.

    The post-master's DNP program requires a portfolio review to determine total credits required for APRN specialties. The application deadline is March 15 for fall enrollment and Sept. 30 for spring enrollment.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    Women's Health

    Our post-master's DNP program prepares students with master's degrees in nursing to advance their careers as advanced-practice clinicians.

    Students specializing in Women's Health take focused courses and are placed in clinical settings that prepare them to provide comprehensive care to women across the lifespan as well as sexual and reproductive health care to men.

    The post-master's DNP program requires a portfolio review to determine total credits required for APRN specialties. The application deadline is March 15 for fall enrollment and Sept. 30 for spring enrollment.

  • Ph.D. Program

    Our Ph.D. in nursing program prepares students with master's degrees in nursing to pursue their passions as nurse scientists, educators, policy-makers, and practitioners.

    Students benefit from small class sizes and mentorship from faculty as they build their knowledge, study contemporary issues in health care, and begin their program of research.

    The Ph.D. program requires 48 credits and the application deadline is Jan. 15.

  • DNP in Nurse Anesthesia

    Our DNP in nurse anesthesia program prepares students with master's degrees in nursing to advance their careers as sought-after nurse anesthetists.

    In addition to coursework in nurse anesthesia practice, pharmacotherapy, and the sciences, students rotate among 3-6 clinical sites to experience a range of practice settings.

    The post-master's DNP program requires a portfolio review to determine total credits required for APRN specialties. The application deadline is Oct. 15.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

    Our post-master's DNP program prepares Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to take their practice and careers to new heights.

    We offer an exceptional academic experience, mentorship from prominent scholars and clinicians, and a rich array of resources that prepare graduates to thrive as leaders and practitioners.

    The post-master's DNP program requires 33 credits. The application deadline is March 15 for fall enrollment and Sept. 30 for spring enrollment.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    Adult-Gerontology Primary Care

    Our post-master's DNP program prepares Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to take their careers to new heights by adding an additional specialty.

    Students specializing in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care take focused courses and are placed in clinical settings that prepare them to provide primary preventive and chronic illness care for individuals throughout adulthood.

    The post-master's DNP program requires a portfolio review to determine total credits required for APRN specialties. The application deadline is March 15 for fall enrollment and Sept. 30 for spring enrollment.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    Family Nurse Practitioner

    Our post-master's DNP program prepares Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to take their careers to new heights by adding an additional specialty.

    Students specializing in Family Health take focused courses and are placed in clinical settings that prepare them to diagnose and manage health care challenges for patients throughout the entire lifecycle.

    The post-master's DNP program requires a portfolio review to determine total credits required for APRN specialties. The application deadline is March 15 for fall enrollment.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    Pediatric Primary Care

    Our post-master's DNP program prepares Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to take their careers to new heights by adding an additional specialty.

    Students specializing in Pediatric Primary Care take focused courses and are placed in clinical settings that prepare them to care for children of all backgrounds and ages, starting from infancy.

    The post-master's DNP program requires a portfolio review to determine total credits required for APRN specialties. The application deadline is March 15 for fall enrollment and Sept. 30 for spring enrollment.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    Psychiatric/Mental Health

    Our post-master's DNP program prepares Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to take their careers to new heights by adding an additional specialty.

    Students specializing in Psychiatric/Mental Health take focused courses and are placed in clinical settings that prepare them to attend to patients' emotional, cognitive, and social functioning.

    The post-master's DNP program requires a portfolio review to determine total credits required for APRN specialties. The application deadline is March 15 for fall enrollment and Sept. 30 for spring enrollment.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    Women's Health

    Our post-master's DNP program prepares Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to take their careers to new heights by adding an additional specialty.

    Students specializing in Women's Health take focused courses and are placed in clinical settings that prepare them to provide comprehensive care to women across the lifespan as well as sexual and reproductive health care to men.

    The post-master's DNP program requires a portfolio review to determine total credits required for APRN specialties. The application deadline is March 15 for fall enrollment and Sept. 30 for spring enrollment.

  • DNP in Nurse Anesthesia

    Our DNP in nurse anesthesia program prepares Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to advance their careers as sought-after nurse anesthetists.

    In addition to coursework in nurse anesthesia practice, pharmacotherapy, and the sciences, students rotate among 3-6 clinical sites to experience a range of practice settings.

    The post-master's DNP program requires a portfolio review to determine total credits required for additional specialties. The application deadline is Oct. 15.

  • Ph.D. Program

    Our Ph.D. in nursing program prepares Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to elevate their careers as nurse scientists, educators, policy-makers, and practitioners.

    Students benefit from small class sizes and mentorship from faculty as they build their knowledge, study contemporary issues in health care, and begin their program of research.

    The Ph.D. program requires 48 credits and the application deadline is Jan. 15.