The Salem State University School of Nursing helps to prepare nurses and future nurses to meet the many challenges of today’s complex healthcare environment. The faculty and staff from the school of nursing are committed to our students and strongly encourage and support diversity.
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 at Salem State University offers a program specifically designed for you.
A bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree blends academic and experiential learning. Grounded in liberal arts the BSN program prepares students for entry into professional nursing practice and provides the foundation for further study towards an advanced degree in nursing. Students complete clinical practicums in a variety of settings including adult health, maternal child health, and in the community.
Graduates will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam to become a registered nurse (RN) and enter professional nursing practice.
The LPN to BSN program gives licensed practical nurses the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN). Applicants must hold a valid Massachusetts LPN nursing license and provide an updated resume to be considered for admission to the program. All general education and support courses must be completed prior to enrolling in any nursing courses.
Graduates will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam to become a registered nurse (RN) and enter professional nursing practice
At this time the RN to BSN program has been suspended, this program is no longer available for Spring 2022, Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 admission. Updates regarding the status of this program will be released as of March of 2023.
The RN to BSN program gives licensed RN’s with either an associate’s degree or a diploma in nursing the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN). Applicants must hold a valid Massachusetts RN nursing license. The RN to BSN program is an online program and can be completed on a part-time basis in as little as two years.
Adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner provides a flexible program of higher education through which students may earn, on a part-time basis, a master of science degree with a major in nursing. Courses are offered primarily in the evening hours and are planned so that the part-time student can complete the program in three to three and one-half years.
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is for the registered nurse with a bachelor’s degree in nursing, or a bachelor’s degree in another field and an associate degree in nursing or a diploma in nursing. Salem State University offers an MSN with no concentration and an MSN with a concentration in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. In addition, the University offers an opportunity for registered nurses to pursue a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Nursing Education.
The MSN program is designed for working professionals with classes that are offered in the evening and in a hybrid and online format.
Students who successfully complete the adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner program track are eligible to take the national certification board exams to be licensed to practice as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP). And students who complete the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Nursing Education are eligible to sit for the nurse educator exam and become Certified Nurse Educators (CNE).
Salem State's nursing education post-graduate certificate is offered for academic credit. The certificate is awarded at the completion of all four courses. If the student desires to pursue the master of science in nursing (MSN), upon admissions to the graduate nursing program, these credits may be applied toward the MSN.