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There are more than 650 students in our undergraduate and graduate nursing degree programs. Our dynamic learning environment is designed to sharpen your analytical thinking skills and stimulate scientific inquiry.

Our outstanding faculty work closely with students to develop technically proficient and compassionate health care professionals. UMassD faculty are recognized for creative approaches to teaching and significant contributions to research.

Faculty research addresses an array of issues and practices including chronic illnesses like COPD and cardiac illness, spinal cord injury, global community health, reflective practice and family caregivers to name a few. Undergraduates as well as graduate students have opportunities to delve into research topics side-by-side with faculty mentors.

Nursing programs

BS— Our robust curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities, and practicum training provide a seamless education that enables students to become highly accomplished nurses. Learn more about our BS in Nursing program  

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RN-to-BS Online—Registered nurses who need to earn their BS can do so through a dynamic, interactive online baccalaureate program that is individually planned. Learn more about our Online RN-to-BS program

RN Refresher—
This 6-week refresher course provides an update of the theoretical content and clinical practice in acute care needed to return to employment. Learn more about our RN Refresher course in Acute Care

The program offers clinical content in the theory and practice of adult health or community health nursing, and functional content in nursing management or nursing education. Learn more about our Master of Science in Nursing program

This program prepares advanced practice nurses to move the profession forward by becoming a leader in nursing research, education and practice. Learn more about our PhD Nursing program

This program prepares advanced practice nurses to function as adult primary care nurse practitioners or adult health or community health clinical nurse specialists. Learn more about our Doctor of Nursing Practice program