Did You Know?


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 completion of 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.

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is for registered nurses with a BSN or for an associate degree prepared nurse who has also earned a bachelor’s degree in another discipline other than nursing.

We offer three MSN tracks: nursing education, leadership in health systems and adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner.

Thinking about a career change? If you have a bachelor's degree in another discipline and wish to move into the nursing field, the Accelerated Second Degree BSN could be the right fit for you. This is a full-time 15-month program that begins each May. Upon successful completion of the program, students earn a BSN and are eligible for the NCLEX-RN exam.

Read more from the School of Nursing chair.