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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  

RN-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 RN-BS Degree

Second Degree Accelerated BS—
You’ve already earned a bachelor’s degree and now you know your career choice—nursing. This program builds on your prior learning experiences and prepares you to become a nurse. Learn more about our Second Degree Accelerated BS

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 function as adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioners. Learn more about our Doctor of Nursing Practice program

This innovative program prepares nurses with BS or MS degrees to advance the to profession forward by becoming a leader in nursing research, education and practice. Learn more about our PhD Nursing program