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.
Ninety-six percent* of our 2018 bachelor of science nursing graduates who took the NCLEX-RN licensure exam 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 96 percent in 2018. This exceeds the 2018 state average of 89 percent and the national average of 88 percent.
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.
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.
The Nursing program maintains Full Approval Status from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.
Our distinguished School of Nursing Advisory Board lends its expertise to the school, helping us fulfill our educational and scholarly missions.