Join the home of forward-thinking, patient-centered education with a bachelor’s degree from the School of Nursing. Our mission is to prepare graduates for fulfilling careers in the complex and ever-changing field of health care. Learn more about our nursing program and graduate and certificate programs below.
Graduate and Certificate Programs
- Jump start your advanced nursing practice with our Fifth Year Master's program. The Fifth Year program in nursing allows students graduating from Endicott College’s baccalaureate program in nursing to move into the Master’s Degree program in nursing education or nursing administration.
- The Master of Science program with a concentration in family nurse practitioner focuses on interdisciplinary collaboration and strategies for meeting patients’ primary care needs through a family-centered approach to health promotion and illness intervention.
- This concentration emphasizes the role of the professional global health nurse as an advocate, leader, mentor, role model, collaborator, scholar, expert clinician, educator, interdisciplinary consultant, researcher, and entrepreneur.
- Prepare for the advanced role of nurse educator in academic settings and health care organizations and lead staff development, continuous education, or community-based education efforts.
- Prepare for a nursing managerial role within a variety of settings: hospitals; long-term health care facilities; community service, ambulatory care, and governmental agencies; and health and wellness corporations
- The family nurse practitioner post-master's certificate is designed to prepare nurses to assume the advanced nursing role of family nurse practitioner in academic settings and in health care organizations, in staff development, continuing education, or community-based education.
- The nursing educator post-master's certificate is designed to provide advanced knowledge related to the scope of practice for academic and staff development nurse educators.
- The nurse administrator certificate prepares you for a managerial role in hospitals, long-term care facilities, community service agencies, ambulatory care facilities, governmental agencies, and corporations.
- If you aspire to be among the next generation of nursing scholars, faculty, and researchers, our Ph.D. program will help you develop your ability to conduct research and provide leadership through scientific inquiry.
A wide variety of full- and part-time work opportunities are available to registered nurses In settings ranging from in-patient, high acuity facilities to clinics, schools, offices, health agencies, and federal and state regulatory departments. Endicott prepares registered nurses for positions in a wide range of clinical areas, and our affiliations include more than 70 Boston and local tertiary hospitals, community hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, and community-based care settings.
With current predictions of a crucial nursing shortage, employment options for registered nurses will continue to grow faster than all other occupations combined!
How long does the B.S. in Nursing program take to complete?
It takes four years (eight semesters) to complete the bachelor's degree.
Is the program accredited?
Yes, the B.S. in Nursing program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and approved by the Massachusetts State Board of Nursing.
What is the NCLEX-RN pass rate?
The first-to-second year retention rate for the School of Nursing is 94%. NCLEX-RN pass rates are historically above national averages. For 2018 NCLEX-RN first-time pass rate was 93% with an overall pass rate of 100%.
What are the admission requirements?
In addition to Endicott’s general admission requirements, you must have taken high school chemistry and biology, two years of high school math, and have a high school GPA of at least “C” or better, recalculated for science and math. Verbal and math SAT scores must total at least 1150 (or an ACT composite score of at least 24).
Does the B.S. in Nursing program require pre-admission testing?
Other than SATs or ACTs, no special testing is needed.
How do I apply?
You may apply online using the Endicott Application available on the Admission web page. February 15 is the application deadline. After that, applications are accepted on a space-available basis.
When will I start clinicals?
Clinical coursework starts in the first semester of the sophomore year and continues in each semester until graduation. The senior year, semester-long internship includes working one-on-one with an RN in a specialty field.
Where do students go for clinicals?
Endicott’s clinical partners include Boston and local tertiary hospitals, community hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, community-based care settings, and others.
What is the student:faculty ratio? What size are the classes?
Class size for most of the general education and nursing program classes is 20-30 students. In all clinical rotations, skill practice labs, and clinical simulation labs, the student:faculty ratio is 6 or 7 to 1.
Will I need a car?
During the first year while you are living on the Endicott campus, you will not need a car. In the sophomore, junior, and senior years, nursing students are responsible for their own transportation to clinical sites. Carpooling is encouraged.
Will I be able to play a sport or pursue other activities while I study nursing?
Nursing coursework will take a lot of your time, but the athletics department and the School of Nursing work together to support student athletes who want to continue their sports for all four years. Nursing students have been successful in football, cheerleading, equestrian, lacrosse, basketball, field hockey, dance, ice hockey, and the performing arts.
What other things can I expect as a student in the B. S. in Nursing program at Endicott College?
Program features include:
- Clinical Simulation Experiences
- Practice patient care in a state-of-the-art simulation lab.
- Service Learning Programs
- Work with other Endicott students and faculty on community-based service teams at local shelters, county jail projects, immigrant community centers, and other locations.
- Study Abroad Opportunities
- Students may spend the fall or spring of the junior year in many locations without interrupting progress toward their degrees. A cross-cultural option, NU 315 Intercultural Nursing: Service Learning Experience, is available for nursing students. Shorter travel-based courses to Belize, Iceland,Scotland, and other countries are also available.
- Professional Involvement from Day One
- The Endicott College Student Nurse Association is affiliated with the National Student Nurse Association. You may become a member, run for office, organize service activities, or attend a national conference.
- Sigma Theta Tau Chi Epsilon chapter Honor Society, membership is available for nursing students.
- Clinical Simulation Experiences
Why Nursing at Endicott?
There are many reasons for choosing a nursing career, but there's only one reason to choose a program: superior preparation for the career of your dreams.
- Diverse internships and clinical experiences with more than 70 clinical affiliates of all types in Boston and beyond
- Advanced and state-of-the-art nursing education technologies
- Experienced faculty from many nursing specialties
- Small class sizes and favorable faculty-to-student ratio
- Senior Thesis to research an area of interest in nursing practice
- Study abroad opportunities
Specialized educational facilities provide ample opportunities for hands-on learning.
Undergraduate nursing students participate in lab simulations and practice nursing skills and procedures in a simulated hospital setting long before entering a hospital. Spending time in our nursing simulation labs is a key part of our program and prepares you to be an active participant in a live clinical setting.
The Endicott College nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). The ACEN is located at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326, and the phone number is 404-975-5000.
Nursing students have the opportunity to study abroad junior year through the International Education office. Through our Intercultural Nursing course, students also have the opportunity for immersive study in locations as Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and even Cape Town, South Africa.