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Bachelor of Science Program

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Students at Curry College School of Nursing are immersed in a caring and innovative educational environment designed to promote transformative thinking, intellectual and social growth, evaluation of evidence, synthesis of knowledge, and interpersonal and clinical expertise.

Make an impact in today’s ever-changing healthcare field with a degree in Nursing from Curry College. Through specialized courses, clinical placements, supportive faculty, and state-of-the art technology, students receive a hands-on education to help them excel as a future nursing professional.

High-Tech Nursing

Curry is a leader in the use of robust simulation to prepare students for practice. Students experience simulation-based education using manikins, standardized patients, and virtual applications to develop clinical judgment,compassion, and communication skills.

Clinical Locations Second to None

Curry College's location in the Boston metropolitan area creates the perfect opportunity for you to experience dynamic, hands-on learning at some of the best medical facilities in the world. Beginning sophomore year, you gain experience in a wide range of urban and suburban institutions as you complete your six semesters of required clinical work including pediatrics, maternity, mental health rotations, and more. Our students are learning the latest in healthcare at top Massachusetts hospitals, including Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and more.

Clinical Experience Details:

  • We maintain a maximum 6:1 student to faculty ratio during clinical rotations.
  • Students participate in 6 semesters of clinical learning.
  • The School of Nursing maintains relationships with many clinical partners including area hospitals, healthcare providers, and community-focused agencies.

Become Competent and Career Ready

In addition to clinical placements, Curry nursing students can gain valuable experience engaging in simulated patient care scenarios, participating in disaster drills at local hospitals, and even traveling to France or Ireland to study health policy. You'll be educated with technology infused throughout your curriculum to prepare for the demands of today's healthcare settings.

Our students are learning the latest innovations and trends in healthcare while developing the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the next leaders in nursing. Our School of Nursing alumni are making a difference in healthcare at:

  • Beth Israel Lahey Health
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Franciscan Children's Hospital
  • Good Samaritan Medical Center
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Seasons Hospice
  • South Shore Health
  • Sturdy Memorial Hospital
  • Tufts Medical Center

Become Involved

On campus opportunities:

Ask about our Master of Science in Nursing

Curry College’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program prepares RNs for careers in nursing education and administration.

Course Requirements and Information

BIOL 1075 Anatomy & Physiology I 3
BIOL 1175 Anatomy & Physiology I Lab 1
BIOL 1085 Anatomy & Physiology II 3
BIOL 1185 Anatomy & Physiology II Lab 1
CHEM 1001 Chemical Concepts 3
CHEM 1002 Chemical Concepts Lab 1
Total: 12
NSG 1000 Preparation for Health Care Professions 3
NSG 2003 Health Assessment 4
NSG 2013 Conceptual Basis for Nursing Practice 5
NSG 2046 Nursing Care of Adults I 6
NSG 2200 Pathophysiology 3
NSG 2242 Simulations in Clinical Judgement and
Evidence Based Nursing Interventions
NSG 2500 Pharmacology 3
NSG 3038 Nursing Care of Older Adults 3
NSG 3041 Evidence for Nursing Practice 3
NSG 3051 Nursing Care of Adults II 6
NSG 3053 Advanced Simulations Adult II 1
NSG 3054 Nursing Care of Children 4
NSG 3056 Maternity Nursing 4
NSG 3057 Family Centered Simulations 2
NSG 3067 Population Health in the Community 4
NSG 3068 Mental Health Nursing 4
NSG 3069 Community Centered Simulations 2
NSG 3470 Health Policy and Finance 3
NSG 3982 Senior Seminar:
Synthesis of Nursing Practice
NSG 3985 Progression to Practice 3
Total Credits: 67
BIOL 2010 Microbiology 4
PSY 2400 Human Development 3
MATH 1150 Statistics I 3
Total Credits: 10


NCLEX-RN first time pass rate, 5-year average (2017-2021)

The following policies apply to students in the Nursing Program:

  1. First year students must complete BIOL 1075, 1175, 1085, 1185, CHEM 1001 and CHEM 1002 with a grade of C+ on the first attempt by the end of the spring semester. Failure to meet this grade requirement will result in removal from the Nursing major.
  2. Nursing students must complete Microbiology BIOL 2010 with a grade of C+.
  3. Additional policies and information relating to nursing students are in the course syllabi and the Baccalaureate Nursing Program Policy and Information Handbook.
  4. The Nursing Division reserves the right to alter policies and/or curriculum at any time.

The vision of the School of Nursing is to develop leaders who use evidence-based knowledge to practice nursing with compassion, commitment, and creativity.

The mission of the School of Nursing is to prepare and advance the practice of nursing to provide safe and effective nursing care that achieves quality outcomes. The faculty educates nurses who gain and apply knowledge humanely, intelligently,  and effectively in a complex changing world and who demonstrate continued involvement in learning, study, and research.

To achieve this mission, the School of Nursing provides a caring and innovative educational environment that promotes  intellectual and social growth, synthesis of knowledge, and interpersonal and clinical expertise.

Nursing professionals are always in-demand, filling many roles to meet the needs in a variety of today’s healthcare settings, including:

  • Acute Care
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Gerontology
  • Mental Health
  • Neonatal
  • Nurse Case Management
  • Obstetrics & Women’s Health
  • Oncology
  • Palliative Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Population Health
  • Public Health
  • Rehabilitation
  • School Nursing

School of Nursing Baccalaureate Program Outcomes:

  1. Identify health promotion and clinical intervention strategies for optimal individual and population wellness.
  2. Deliver culturally responsive, patient and family-centered care that integrates evidence and is based on a foundation of a liberal arts education.
  3. Use information technologies, teamwork strategies and collaborative communication to improve patient care and create a safe care environment.
  4. Interpret the effects of health policy on populations and healthcare systems.
  5. Engage in life-long scholarship and professional development.
  6. Apply leadership skills with creativity, compassion, and commitment to engage self and others in promoting and managing healing environments.

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A student receives her Nursing Honor Society certificate

Nursing Honor Society

Sigma Theta Tau is active in supporting local nursing scholars through our ongoing research and academic awards program. We also routinely send members to destinations around this country and abroad.

A Curry College Student Nurses Association runs the Annual Blue Hills Hike for EvvGirl

Student Nurses Association

Members of CCSNA participate in community, legislative and recruitment projects, develop leadership skills, attend national and local conferences, have access to scholarships, and more.

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Study Abroad

Along with institutional partnerships, you can create your own Study Abroad opportunity, or go global with our own faculty members as part of our Short-term, Faculty-led Courses.

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First-Year Experience

Making the transition to college can be a little confusing and lot of fun. Your First-Year Experience at Curry College helps smooth out the bumps and puts you on the path to success.

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Gen Ed

At the heart of Curry College's undergraduate curriculum is our General Education (Gen Ed) Program. Gen Ed is based on our belief in the power and potential of the liberal arts.

Curry College School of Nursing students in their Purple Scrubs

Purple Pride for Clinicals!

School of Nursing students don purple scrubs for their clinical rotations out in the field, representing the official colors of Curry College.

Take the next step

We're excited you're considering our outstanding Curry College academic programs and look forward to helping you reach your career goals.