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Bachelor of Science


Our Vision

The Department of Nursing’s vision is to excel as a leader among academic institutions in knowledge development through scholarship and research; knowledge dissemination and integration through teaching; and knowledge application through community service and nursing practice. In addition to the dimensions of our vision as noted here, we see ourselves as a leader in global initiatives in nursing and health promotion.

Our Mission 

The mission of the Department of Nursing is to educate students, advance knowledge, and provide service to the University, the profession, and the community through excellence in the discovery, application, integration, and dissemination of knowledge. The department emphasizes health promotion needs of individuals, families, groups, and communities. The mission of the Department of Nursing is in concert with the missions of the University of Massachusetts Lowell and the School of Health and Environment. We aim to provide an affordable education of high quality and to focus scholarship and public service on a global vision of health

Requirements of the Major

Semester by Semester Program of Study - Nursing

Learning Outcomes

The Baccalaureate Program prepares nurse generalists who:

  1. Develop therapeutic relationships with individuals, families, groups and communities
  2. Demonstrate competence in the implementation of standards of practice
  3. Apply ethical principles and legal requirements in the delivery of care to individuals, families, groups and communities 
  4. Collaborate with individuals, families, groups, communities and health care professionals in the delivery of care
  5. Utilize theories and research findings in practice
  6. Promote health in diverse populations
  7. Participate in efforts to influence health care policy
  8. Assume responsibility for learning and professional career development

Graduates of the Baccalaureate Program are prepared to:

  1. Pass the NCLEX - RN licensure exam
  2. Sustain employment in the practice of nursing
  3. Participate in nursing continuing education programs
  4. Obtain nursing practice and/or specialty certifications
  5. Obtain advanced certificates and/or degrees
  6. Become members of professional organizations
  7. Participate on committees in health care agencies
  8. Present papers and posters related to nursing practice
  9. Engage in research utilization and evidenced-based practice