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Susan and Alan Solomont School of Nursing

The School of Nursing was renamed in April 2017 to the Susan and Alan Solomont School of Nursing in recognition of the Solomonts' generosity to the university and nursing programs.

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We are proud to announce that the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has awarded the BS, RN-BS and MS nursing programs a full, 10-year re-accreditation through 2026. CCNE has also awarded a full five-year initial accreditation of our Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program, through 2021.

Full Approval Status

The Nursing program maintains Full Approval Status from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.

First-Time Pass Rate on Licensure Exam Increases for Third Year

Ninety-eight percent* of our 2018 bachelor of science nursing graduates who took the licensure exam between Jan. 1, 2018 and June 30, 2018, passed on their first try. This is the third year in a row that UMass Lowell’s first-time pass rate has increased, from 89 percent in 2016 to 90 percent in 2017 and currently at 98 percent* for the first-half of 2018. Nursing graduates must pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX) to work as a registered nurse in the United States. We are proud of our graduates and wish them the best of luck in their nursing careers.

*This rate is considered "unofficial" until all four quarters of 2018 are completed and out of state test-takers are accounted for.

High Quality, Affordable Education

As the role of nurses has evolved, so too has the the educational preparation of nurses. Today's nurses must be able to care for patients in community settings as well as in hospitals, attend to the needs of the growing number of older Americans, and work with diverse populations in a variety of health care settings.

The mission of the Susan and Alan Solomont School 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 School emphasizes health promotion needs of individuals, families, groups, and communities at the local, national and global level. We provide a high quality, affordable education and focus scholarship and public service on a global vision of health promotion.

Nursing Advisory Board

Our distinguished School of Nursing Advisory Board lends its expertise to the school, helping us fulfill our educational and scholarly missions.

Proud History

  • The oldest Family Health Nursing Program in New England, preparing Family Nurse Practitioners
  • First MS Degree in Gerontological Nursing in the U.S., preparing Gerontological Nurse Practitioners

Distinguished Faculty

  • Authors or contributors of more than 500 articles in virtually every national and international nursing and health-related journal and numerous texts
  • More than 400 years collectively in hands-on healthcare practice
  • Presenters at professional conferences in more than 30 countries on at least four continents
  • Faculty honored by the American Academy of Nursing; The Gerontological Society of America; and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Recognition and Honors

  • "Doctoral Universities One" status conferred by the Carnegie Foundation
  • Holder of the "Highest Classification" by the American Association of University Professors

UMass Lowell Nursing Videos

A playlist of UMass Lowell Nursing videos can be found on the UMass Lowell YouTube Channel. You can also find some on the UMass Lowell Facebook page.

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