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About the College of Nursing

The College of Nursing & Health Sciences offers nationally recognized, comprehensive nursing programs. From our modern nursing labs to our outstanding faculty and local clinical partners, our rigorous programs prepare you to begin your nursing career and to advance in this exciting and challenging profession.

Points of distinction

  • 98% pass rate: on the NCLEX national nursing examination for 2018 BS graduates
  • 89% pass rate: on the NCLEX for 2018 second degree/accelerated BS graduates
  • Top 10%: U.S. News and World Report ranks the College of Nursing & Health Sciences in the top 10% of "Best Graduate Schools" in the U.S.
  • #43 nationally: UMass Dartmouth's online RN to BS degree in nursing ranks #43 in the nation by College Choice for best online RN to BS programs
  • Top 50: The College of Nursing & Health Sciences offers one of the top 50 best value PhD nursing programs according to Value Colleges
  • Up-to-date facilities: our multi-functional learning environment, with state-of-the-art equipment, is central to the practice of advanced nursing skills

Academic programs for every step in your career

Join a vibrant community of exceptional faculty and students who are leaders in the practice and scholarship of nursing.

Nurse-scientist faculty

The College’s faculty members combine strong academic credentials with diverse experiences in clinical practice, leadership, and scholarship. They are dedicated to personalized teaching and mentorship. They are involved in important research and encourage their students—at both the undergraduate and graduate levels—to collaborate with them on research.