Welcome from Chairperson

Welcome to Salem State University's School of Nursing. As chairperson, I am pleased to take this opportunity to tell you a little more about us and our programs.

Salem State has been in the business of educating skilled nurses since 1970. Our graduates since then are too numerous too count, but I can tell you that they are practicing the art and science of caring throughout the United States as well as internationally. In addition, they achieve leadership positions, serve on civic boards, care for members of our armed services, and pursue advanced degrees, many in nursing education.

Whether you are right out of high school, looking for a career change, or wish to advance your current career position, the School of Nursing offers a program to meet your goals.

Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a four-year baccalaureate program that applies a mix of academic and practical education. Upon successfully completing this program, you will earn your bachelor’s degree and be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam. And if you are a current RN or LPN, we have a baccalaureate program specifically for you. Follow the links to learn more about them.

We also offer several graduate programs. The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), for registered nurses with a bachelor's degree, offers study in current and developing theory, preparation for leadership roles in nursing, and a foundation for doctoral studies.

Thinking about a career change? If you have a bachelor's degree in another discipline and wish to move into the nursing field, the Direct Entry MSN is an accelerated program that, when successfully completed, results in your eligibility to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam and pursue your MSN.

I urge you to take a moment to explore the many opportunities Salem State can present to you with a degree in nursing.