Nursing (B.S.)

As a student in our bachelor's program in nursing, you will be prepared to practice as a generalist in a range of settings—including hospitals, clinics, and community agencies—while also making the most of your undergraduate experience by studying abroad, participating in student organizations, and working alongside faculty on their current research.

Our undergraduate curriculum combines classroom learning with clinical experiences and includes essentials in nursing, the liberal arts, and the natural and social sciences. You also may be eligible to take graduate-level electives during your junior and senior years.

Earning a bachelor's degree takes four years, and we encourage you to take advantage of opportunities outside the classroom—including Boston College athletics, student clubs, and international study and travel. In fact, one-third of our students study abroad during their junior year and another third of senior students participate in global clinical experiences.

Get Started

Apply through the Boston College Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Program Overview

Fall Semester

Course Course Title
NURS1010  Professional Development Seminar
BIOL1300 Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL1310 Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
CHEM1161 Life Science Chemistry
CHEM1163  Life Science Chemistry Lab
  2 core courses

Spring Semester

Course Course Title
NURS2070   Introduction to Professional Nursing
BIOL1320  Anatomy & Physiology II
BIOL1330  Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
MATH1180 Statistics
  2 core courses

For undergraduate laboratory fees, visit Boston College's Student Services webpage.

Our Undergraduate Nursing Students


Undergraduate nursing students


First-time pass rate on NCLEX in 2022


Students who study abroad their junior year


Best Bachelor of Science in Nursing Programs

2023 U.S. News & World Report Survey

I was drawn to the opportunity to have a hands-on, challenging, and enriching nursing degree that was rooted in the Boston College liberal arts education. My time here has taught me critical thinking, teamwork, time management, communication skills, and service to others—but above all else, BC nursing has helped me become a more well-rounded human being.
Lauren Yarkony ’17

Clinical Placements

Students experience a variety of practice settings by rotating among clinical sites, including:

  • Addiction Treatment Center of New England
  • Atrius Health
  • Beth Israel Lahey Health
  • Boston Children's Hospital
  • Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Cristo Rey Boston High School
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Dimock Center
  • Fenway Health
  • Franciscan Children's
  • Hebrew SeniorLife
  • Joslin Diabetes Center
  • McLean Hospital
  • Shriners Children's Boston
  • Signature Healthcare
  • South Boston Community Health Center
  • Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
  • VA Boston Healthcare System

Opportunities at the Connell School


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Enhance your leadership abilities through undergraduate research fellowships, student government, our local chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, or our Keys to Inclusive Leadership in Nursing program.


Meet Our Faculty

Benefit from our culture of support, which includes one-on-one mentorship opportunities with our faculty of internationally renowned scholars, teachers, and practitioners.

Global Impact

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Gain a greater understanding of global issues and the diversity of health care needs through our international trips. Undergraduate students can also study abroad during their junior year.

Hands-on Learning

As an undergraduate student, you'll work with a small group of peers under the guidance of faculty mentors during prestigious and varied clinical placements. 

Learn More about Clinicals