Welcome to Salem State University's School of Nursing. 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, a foundation for doctoral studies, and more.
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, if successfully completed, results in your eligibility to sit for the RN exam and pursue your MSN.
Read more from Ellen Eaton, chairperson, School of Nursing.
Recognition Ceremony Information - 2013
The Nursing Recogniton Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 17 at 7 pm at the O’Keefe Center. Graduates need to be there at 4:30 pm latest 5 pm to get ready for the photographer that will be taking a class picture. Even if you are not present for the picture, you are still required to purchase one class photo. Everyone needs to buy at least a class picture, which is approximately $15 to $18. This is not optional! This allows for us to have two photographers present at the ceremony at no additional costs to students. Everyone will also have the option of purchasing individual pinning photos available on the Advance Photography website, after the event. Bring a check or cash to the REHEARSAL!
Rehearsal is Wednesday, May 15 at 4 pm in the Mainstage Auditorium (this is located on Main Campus). Graduates are required to arrive for rehearsal at 3:45pm. Rehearsal is mandatory for all graduates who plan on attending the ceremony. We will be going through seating and marching into the O’Keefe Center.
There will not be a limit on guests but please use your judgment. Admission is free. You DO NOT need to buy a pin if you do not want too. However, if you do, purchases can be made in the Salem State University bookstore. Everyone DOES need to wear your graduation gown at pinning (caps are only a necessity at graduation). Caps and Gowns can be found in the Salem State bookstore as well.
If you have any family members that are handicapped and need special accommodations please contact: Mfrost@salemstate.edu and Tmagazzu@salemstate.edu. We will have ushers escorting them to appropriate seating.
July 2, 2012 - Salem State School of Nursing has been awarded the DHE Nursing Education Redesign Grant!
This award will support a partnership with the North Shore Community College Nursing program to make for an easier transition for students to the BSN.