Why BC Nursing?


Why BC Nursing?


A CSON education prepares you to change lives, whether you’re caring for patients, gaining a deeper understanding of the health care system, advancing nursing science, or all of the above.

The CSON experience is anchored by a comprehensive and challenging curriculum that addresses current issues in health care as well as the sciences, ethics, and leadership.

We offer programs tailored to your ideal career path, with robust specializations in adult-gerontology primary care, family health, pediatric primary care, psychiatric/mental health, and women’s health. 

Our faculty are distinguished scholars tackling some of today’s most pressing health care challenges. Their relevant research and impactful clinical work inform and enhance the classroom experience.


Top-ranked nursing master’s program in Massachusetts (U.S. News & World Report)


Percentage of graduate students who passed the NCLEX-RN on their first attempt (2021)


Percentage of undergraduate students who passed the NCLEX-RN on their first attempt (2021)


Your clinical experience starts in our state-of-the-art simulation and clinical labs, and leads to placements in world-class facilities all over Greater Boston.

Our Program Directors maintain connections with more than 85 clinical partners in the Boston area—ranging from world-renowned hospitals to community health centers—to ensure your clinical placement aligns with your interests.

In our simulation and clinical labs, you'll work with high-fidelity manikins and live actors to hone your skills in diagnosis, treatment, and communication, while using real equipment and technology.  

We match graduate students with seasoned preceptors in their field who share valuable knowledge, career advice, and support.

Christopher Salas-Wright
The Connell School of Nursing is where the students of today become the leaders of tomorrow. It’s where you’ll realize your potential to change the world.


We share your dedication to improving health care, and the world. Our diverse and inclusive community is committed to promoting social justice and addressing health care challenges faced in communities around the globe.

Inspired by Boston College's Jesuit tradition, our culture of support promotes care for the whole person by encouraging each student’s intellectual, personal, professional, and spiritual growth.

Through international opportunities, you'll gain a greater understanding of global health care needs while acquiring the skills to lead in an increasingly interconnected world.

Our Keys to Inclusive Leadership in Nursing (KILN) program prepares students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the field to become nurse leaders, and our Diversity Advisory Board guides faculty and staff in planning and implementing programs that foster a culture of inclusiveness.

Boston College fostered my curiosity to see where my place is in the world. At BC, we were set up to be successful nursing professionals wherever we chose to go. We have a wide enough lens to see the world we’re prepared to serve.
JOHN WELCH, nurse anesthetist, Boston Children’s Hospital; director, Massachusetts COVID Response

BC nurses are inquisitive clinicians, ethically aware scientists, beloved educators, and accomplished leaders. Join us.

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