Study Nursing in the Heart of Boston

Nurses are the backbone of healthcare. As the population of patients continues to grow, so does the need for highly qualified nurses and nurse leaders who can provide quality care and promote positive health outcomes.

OnwardHealthcare recently named Boston the #1 city for nurses, citing a high quality of life, many and varied job opportunities, amenities, nursing salaries, cost of living and the city’s personality as a whole.

Boston is also home to many of the state’s Magnet® hospitals—a designation awarded to just eight percent of U.S. institutions by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for demonstrating a “hard-earned commitment to excellence in health care, with contented nurses at its heart.”

Emmanuel’s home in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area (LMA) affords convenient access and developing partnerships with neighborhood institutions such as Boston Children’s Hospital*, Brigham & Women’s Hospital*, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center*, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute* and Joslin Diabetes Center.

*Magnet® status

A Commitment to Nursing Excellence

In May 2023, the Maureen Murphy Wilkens School of Nursing & Clinical Sciences graduated its first class of 30 students. Our NCLEX pass rate for first-time writers is 93%, and job placement for this graduating class was 100%.

“Emmanuel students have the benefit of walking across the street for clinical rotations and internship experiences at the top hospitals in the world. When they graduate, they have already gained the experiences and participated at a level that will set them up for success for their entire career.”

Josef Kurtz, Ph.D., Emmanuel College Provost
Four Years of Hands-On Experience

Four Years of Hands-On Experience

The Joanne DiGeronimo Migliaro and Anthony Migliaro Nursing Skills Laboratory simulates a real clinical setting, giving you the chance to practice a range of skills such as medication administration, sterile technique, IV therapy, and tracheostomy/nasogastric care safely.

The labs host state-of-the-art equipment including Omnicell, IV pumps, medication carts, blood pressure cuffs, enteral feeding pumps, stretchers and vital sign machines.

The School’s simulation laboratories allow faculty to control fast-paced patient scenarios and observe and guide students in real time.

Nursing students at Emmanuel gain clinical experience at some of the nation’s top medical institutions:

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • New England Baptist Hospital
  • Spaulding Hospital
  • St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
  • Tufts Medical Center
A view of the Longwood Medical Area, including Merck Research Laboratories and Beth Israel Hospital, from Emmanuel's campus

Nicholas Eline '23

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