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At the Connell School, we educate exceptional nurse leaders—critical thinkers and compassionate practitioners committed to serving others in our communities and around the world.

Backed by our legacy of academic excellence, supportive community, and extensive clinical experiences combined with the unparalleled career opportunities available in Boston and beyond, we provide an ideal place to acquire the knowledge and skills you need to maximize your potential—and your impact.

Prepare for a rewarding challenge that will change your life—and the lives of others.

The Connell School of Nursing deeply values the contributions made by a diverse community of scholars. Learn more about Boston College's notice of nondiscrimination.

Our students are not only exceedingly smart, they’re also committed to social justice and caring for the underserved. They graduate ready to flourish as nursing leaders, wherever they go.
Susan Kelly-Weeder, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Associate Professor



 Ranked graduate nursing program by U.S. News & World Report. CSON is the top ranked program in Massachusetts.
Who succeeds at Boston College? High achievers—dreamers and doers who are dedicated to improving the world.
Sean Clarke, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Professor

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Undergraduate applications are handled by the Office of Undergraduate Admission



The percentage of our undergraduates who passed the NCLEX-RN on their first attempt in 2016, comparing favorably to a national pass rate of 84.5%.

Educating the Nurse Leaders of Tomorrow



At CSON, we are not just educating nurses, we are educating nurse leaders. Dean Gennaro, students, and alumni discuss how CSON prepares graduates to be leaders in a wide variety of roles. 


Karen A. Daley, M.S. ’04, Ph.D. ’10, discusses how her education at the Connell School prepared her to transition into the role of president of the American Nurses Association. 

Why BC Nursing?

We’re the top-ranked graduate program in Massachusetts.

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