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About the School

School of Nursing

High Quality, Affordable Education

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.

High First-time Pass Rates on Licensure Exams

We are proud to announce that our NCLEX (RN Board examination) student pass rate for 2019 was 100%. Our student pass rates on the Nurse Practitioner exams were 93%. Congratulations to all of our successful graduates.

Year of the Nurse 2020 logo. Image shows the words Year of The Nurse and 2020 with a flame over the last 0. Below are the words: Lead. Innovate, Excel. Below those are ANA Enterprise logo and the UMass Lowell logo.

Year of the Nurse

2020 is the Year of the Nurse! Designated by the World Health Organization, the Year of the Nurse campaign honors the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale.

Everyone has been touched by a nurse in some way. Nursing is the most trusted profession for 18 years in a row, according to latest Gallup poll.



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.

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

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