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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.


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.

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