Did You Know?


Welcome to Salem State University's School of Nursing. Whether you are entering the program directly from high school, looking for a career change or wish to advance in your career, the School of Nursing offers a program specifically designed to meet your educational goals.

Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a four year baccalaureate program that applies a blend of academic and experiential learning. If you are a practicing nurse RN or LPN, we have a baccalaureate program specifically for you.

Thinking about a career change? If you have a bachelor's degree in another discipline and wish to enter the nursing field, the Accelerated Second Degree BSN may be the right program for you. This is a full-time 15-month program that begins each May.

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.

Students who successfully complete the BSN program are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam to become registered nurse.  Students who successfully complete the Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner MSN program are eligible to take the national certification exam to become a nurse practitioner.  

Upon successful completion of you will earn your bachelor’s degree and be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam.

Read more from the School of Nursing Department Chair.