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, Salem State University offers two options:
Option 1: 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. Students enrolled in the program do not obtain a BSN only an MSN.
Option 2: Accelerated
Second Degree BSN is an accelerated full-time fifteen month program beginning in May. Students will be eligible for the NCLEX-RN
exam and will be awarded a BSN upon successful completion
of the program.
Read more from the School of Nursing chair.