Current Students

Current Students

The Connell School fosters a culture of support and excellence that positions our students to be leaders on campus, in our local communities, and abroad.

Guidelines, Procedures, and Resources

Career Services

Nursing Awards/Opportunities

Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association
For students in state-approved nursing programs leading to a baccalaureate degree or direct-entry master’s degrees as well as RN to B.S.N. and RN to M.S.N. programs.

National Health Service Corp Scholarship program
This scholarship is awarded to students pursuing primary health care professions training in NHSC-eligible disciplines in return for a commitment to provide health care to communities in need upon graduation and the completion of training.

National Health Service Corp Loan Repayment program
This national program offers primary care medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health providers the opportunity to have their student loans repaid for serving communities in need.

Massachusetts Loan Repayment Program for Health Professionals
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts offers educational loan repayment as an incentive for health professionals to practice in communities where significant shortages of health care providers and barriers to access have been identified.

Nursing Career Descriptions

Nursing - What can I do with this major?
Excellent overview of career options related to your nursing major.

Advice and Information

ADVANCE for Nurses
Provides concise, practical information on clinical, management, professional, and career development issues for nurses practicing in all areas of the profession.

Best Hospitals Finder
US News & World Report hospital rankings.

Lippincott's Nursing Center
AJN Online; info on nursing forums, journals and articles, licensure and certification information, nursing organizations, continuing education, and career guides.

Minority Nurse Magazine
Career and education resource for minority nursing professionals, students, and faculty. Includes information on scholarships and employers.

Job Listings
Sponsored by the Massachusetts Hospital Association, this website helps you locate jobs in nursing, physical therapy, radiology, orthopedics, and much more.
Search for nursing jobs with Massachusetts state agencies. [under Jobs by Industry, find Nursing]
In addition to scoping out their job listings, you can subscribe to their free magazine.

Search for jobs in the federal government.

Employer Listings

Best Hospitals Finder 
Want to work in a top hospital? Check out US News & World Report rankings.

BC students may register and use this website to search for potential employers and jobs, and manage their job search process.

Case Management Resource Guide
Database of 110,000 companies in 40 categories of health care services and resources, including: Homecare, Rehabilitation, Long-Term Care, Assisted Living Facilities, Subacute Care, Addiction & Psychiatric Services, Pharmaceuticals Companies, Air Medical Transport, and much more.

Family Planning Agencies in MA
The Family Planning Program promotes and provides comprehensive family planning services, which include clinic-based services and may include community education and outreach.

Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) in MA 
Licensed in Massachusetts with links to their websites.

Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
Non-profit community-based organizations offering comprehensive primary and preventive health care, including medical, dental, social, and mental health services to anyone in need regardless of their medical status, ability to pay, culture, or ethnicity.

Licensing, Certification, and Grad School

National Council of State Boards of Nursing
Contains NCLEX examination information and an interactive NCLEX candidate diagnostic profile. It also includes position papers by the National Council, state nurse practice acts and nursing regulations, and resources for health care consumers.

American Nurses Association
A listing of state associations of nursing for all states, commonwealths, and territories can be found here.
An excellent way to search for nursing programs by degree and location.

Nursing Continuing Education
Each state's requirements for Continuing Education (CE) credits.

Graduate School Rankings
From US News & World Report

Peterson's Database of Nursing Programs
Provides nursing schools or departments, on a voluntary basis, the opportunity to communicate details about their programs to prospective students.

Guide to Hospital Nursing Residency Programs for New B.S.N.s
UPenn's Career Services guide provides a list of hospitals providing structured programs for new B.S.N.s. The guide is organized alphabetically by state.


Professional Associations

American Nurses Association
A listing of state associations of nursing for all states, commonwealths, and territories can be found here.

Massachusetts Nursing Association
The MNA is the largest union and professional association of registered nurses and health professionals in the state.

National Student Nursing Association
The NSNA is a nonprofit organization for students enrolled in associate, baccalaureate, diploma, and generic graduate nursing programs. It is dedicated to fostering the professional development of nursing students.

Nursing Associations and Organizations
Links to U.S. and international nursing associations.

Nurse Practitioners

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Job listings (must be a member); publications and research; conferences; Continuing Education. A national nonprofit membership organization headquartered in Washington, DC, the ACNP is focused on advocacy and keeping NPs current on legislative, regulatory, and clinical practice issues that effect NPs in the rapidly changing health care arena.

Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners
Supports advanced practice nursing across all specialty areas and organizations in Massachusetts. Includes a For Students section, as well as a Career Center with job listings. Also offers resources on graduate nursing programs, licensing bodies, and nursing organizations.

Calendar of Events


Quick Links

Undergraduate Academic Regulations

All students entering Connell School of Nursing Undergraduate Programs are to follow the Boston College Academic Regulations, a program of studies in selected majors and complete Core requirements and electives needed to fulfill degree requirements. 


Doctor of Nursing Practice Policies and Procedures

All students entering Connell School of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs are to follow the Boston College Academic Regulations, a program of studies in selected majors and complete Core requirements and electives needed to fulfill degree requirements. 


Doctoral of Nursing Practice Policies and Procedures

The following policies and procedures are specific to the Lynch School. Please refer to University Academic Policies and Procedures for additional information. (Updated July 2019)


Student Grievances

This grievance procedure provides a process for constructively resolving serious academic, supervisory or administrative grievances that undergraduate and graduate students may have with faculty, supervisors, staff or administrators.  (Revised Lynch School EPC, May, 2007)