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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

You'll learn to think critically at the Solomont School of Nursing

As a student in the undergraduate program in nursing at UMass Lowell, you'll learn how to think critically and apply the nursing process when caring for clients of all ages in a variety of settings. You'll gain valuable real-world experience due to our collaborative relationships with more than 250 clinical agencies and opportunities to practice with students from other health science disciplines (Interprofessional Education). 

Program Director: Laurie Soroken, email:

Why major in nursing at UMass Lowell?

  • You'll gain confidence and knowledge from nursing faculty and experiences in our state-of-the-art simulation laboratory.
  • Your first clinical experience with real patients begins in your sophomore year.
  • Our Board certification licensure exam pass rates for first-time takers are consistently above 95%, a reflection of the high quality education you'll receive from UMass Lowell.
  • Our faculty remain engaged in nursing practice and the latest research so are current in the best practices in nursing and medicine. 
  • From Interprofessional Education (IPE) activities, you'll learn how to work in teams with students from different disciplines such as dietetics, public health, exercise physiology, physical therapy and pharmacy.
  • You'll experience an entire senior semester of immersion in the nursing specialty area of your choice, working one-on-one with an expert nurse preceptor. 

What You Will Learn

The UMass Lowell Nursing BS program prepares you to:

  • Practice safely and competently as a baccalaureate-prepared Registered Nurse. 
  • Be a leader of nursing and interdisciplinary teams. 
  • Understand how healthcare organizations function and health policy impacts patients. 
  • Use research findings in your daily nursing practice to improve the care of patients. 
  • Engage with faculty from nursing and across disciplines to advance and promote health. 
  • Prepare for continued education in one of UMass Lowell’s excellent graduate programs.

The clinical aspects of the nursing program are developed, coordinated and supervised by the nursing faculty and are provided in collaboration with members of our community agencies. Student clinical placements may include:

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital
  • Greater Lawrence Family Health Service
  • Holy Family Hospital
  • Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
  • Lawrence General Hospital
  • Lowell Community Health Center
  • Lowell General Hospital
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Tewksbury Hospital
  • UMass Memorial Medical Center
  • VNA of Greater Lowell Winchester Hospital

Meet Our Students

  • Amina Mohammed

    Amina Mohammed is the first Youth Poet Laureate of Worcester and a first-year nursing major who loves helping people, especially children.

  • Nancy Pin

    Nancy Pin is on her way to becoming a family nurse practitioner so she can help the community.

  • Marbella Leal

    An Honors College student fellowship gave Marbella Leal a chance to work with at-risk students and do research with a professor.

  • Caroline Owusu

    Caroline Owusu lost an internship because of the COVID-19 pandemic – and found a passion for research.

Why Study Nursing?

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The Solomont School of Nursing offers many opportunities for research in health promotion, women's health and more.

Learn More About Research

Our nursing students gain experience and confidence in our high tech simulation laboratory. Watch the Simulation Lab video or visit:

Outside the Classroom


Get information about financial aid, join a nursing group and more.

Current & Prospective Students

Please consult any applicable licensure requirements for this program.