UMass Dartmouth's bachelor of science in nursing program provides a seamless progression from student to practicing nurse.

Today's nurses must be knowledgeable and analytical, caring and creative. They are key members—and often the leaders—of teams of health care professionals. The College of Nursing provides the comprehensive education, both theoretical and practical, needed in this challenging and rewarding profession.

Undergraduate nursing applicants are accepted for fall admission only.

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As an incoming student, you will be assigned a faculty advisor who understands your career goals and will work with you throughout the entire program.

In your first year, you'll experience your first nursing course and build a strong core of knowledge in select science courses.

Before you go into the field, our modern nursing lab provides you with the tools and equipment you’ll need to:

  • assess patients
  • interact with colleagues
  • utilize complex care management software

Years two and three feature clinical, in-the-field placements at partner sites throughout the region, including hospitals, clinics, and long-term care facilities. During your final year, you’ll be paired with a registered nurse. This partnership allows you to provide real care to real patients. Your mentor will be by your side for advice and encouragement.

It all adds up to a nationally recognized, competitive program that is accredited by the Commission on College Nursing Education and is recommended by the American Nurses Association.


Karen Barnett

Assistant Dean
College of Nursing
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CCNE Accredited

The bachelor's and master's degree programs in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at UMass Dartmouth are accredited by the Commission on College Nursing Education.