Redefine compassionate, ethical, innovative patient care.

Nurses are on the front lines of direct patient care, while also playing a critical role in advancing the nation's healthcare system from hospitals to community health centers and from the bedside to the boardroom. As a nursing student at Emmanuel, you will develop your personal philosophy of nursing to inform and enhance a compassionate, responsible, ethical practice that appreciates the diversity of human experiences. Through intellectual curiosity and academic excellence, you will develop as a well-rounded, in-demand nursing professional who thinks critically, communicates effectively and better understands the cultural, social, economic and political factors that affect patient beliefs and behaviors. 

Emmanuel has been a leader in nursing education for over 40 years, offering a Master of Science in Nursing program as well as an RN to BSN online. For information regarding Emmanuel College's nursing application requirements, please click here

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program in nursing at Emmanuel College are accredited by:

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
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The Baccalaureate Science in Nursing Program has Initial Approval by the Board of Registration in Nursing - Bureau of Health Professions Licensure Department of Public Health.

A First-Class Experience

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Undergraduate Nursing Pinning

On International Nurses Day 2023, we celebrated College's first cohort to graduate in the traditional BSN program with a pinning ceremony.

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The Curriculum

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Requirements for B.S. in Nursing

  • NURS1000 Nursing Seminar I
  • NURS2000 Nursing Seminar II: History and Theory in Nursing
  • NURS2150 Pathopharmacology I
  • NURS2200 Health Assessment
  • NURS2350 Pathopharmacology II
  • NURS2400 Intro to Nursing (Clinical course)
  • NURS3000 Nursing Seminar III: End of Life 
  • NURS3100 Adult Health I (Clinical course)
  • NURS3200 Nursing Research (WI)
  • NURS3300 Mental Health Nursing (Clinical course)
  • NURS3400 Adult Health II (Clinical course)
  • NURS3600 Culture abd Diversity in Health Care (DM)
  • NURS3700 Community and Public Health Nursing(Clinical course) (SJ)
  • NURS3800 Maternity and Women's Health/Pedi (Clinical course)
  • NURS4000 Nursing Seminar IV: Leadership and Professional Practice
  • NURS4500 Nursing Synthesis & Capstone (Clinical)

Other required courses:

  • BIOL1215 Introduction to Nutrition (SI) (NS)
  • PSYCH1501 General Psychology (SA) (SS)
  • BIOL1919 Anatomy and Physiology I for Nursing Professionals w/lab (SI-L) (NSL)
  • PSYCH1503 Lifespan Growth and Development
  • SOC1101 Introduction to Sociology (SA) (SS) 
  • BIOL1920 Anatomy and Physiology II for Nursing Professionals w/lab (SI-L) (NSL)
  • MATH1117 Introduction to Statistics (QA) (QR) 
  • CHEM1109 Introduction to Chemistry for Health Professionals (SI) (NS)
  • BIO2019 Microbiology
  • PHIL3020 Nursing Legal, Ethical and Health Policy (ER)

The SON offers clinical experiences in a variety of settings. Emmanuel College maintains contractual agreements for these clinical experiences. Nursing students must meet the expectations of both the college and the assigned clinical agency regarding professional conduct, attire, health clearance, and other agency specific requirements. Individual clinical agency policies supersede Emmanuel College policies, and both the College and its students must adhere to all applicable clinical agency requirements. 

The clinical clearance requirements for students enrolled in the Undergraduate Nursing Program include the following: 

  • Demonstration of Competency with  Dosage Calculation and Safe  Medication  Administration 
  • Annual Physical, Health Clearance and Required DPH Immunizations (Covid, Tb, Tdap, MMR, Hepatitis B, Varicella, Annual Flu, Menningococcal) 
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification (American Heart Association: BLS for the Healthcare Provider). This is the only course accepted by all of our affiliating agencies. Online courses are not acceptable. 
  • Mandatory Clinical Orientation and Agency-Specific Pre-Clinical Requirements 
  • Background and Criminal History Checks Performed Annually
  • Some clinical agencies require fingerprinting prior to placement
  • Compliance with the Good Moral Character, as defined by state law Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 112, sections 74, 74A, and 76 


Sample BSN Four-Year Plan



  • BIOL1215      Introduction to Nutrition
  • BIOL1919     Anatomy & Physiology I for Nursing Professionals
  • PSYCH1501  General Psychololgy
  • ENG1103       Introduction to Academic Writing
  • NURS1000    Nursing Seminar 1


  • CHEM1109   Introduction to Chemistry for Health Professionals
  • BIOL1920     Anatomy & Physiology II for Nursing Professionals
  • General Requirement 
  • SOC1101       Introduction to Sociology 
  • INT1001       Pre-Internship Course 



  • PSYCH1503  Lifespan Growth & Development
  • BIOL2019      Microbiology
  • MATH1117    Introduction to Statistics
  • NURS2150 Pathopharmacology
  • NURS2000    History & Theory in Nursing/Service (Seminar)


  • NURS2200   Health Assessment
  • General Requirement
  • NURS2350   Pathopharmacology II
  • NURS2400   Intro to Nursing (Clinical)



  • NURS3100   Adult Health I (Clinical)
  • NURS3200   Nursing Research
  • PHIL3020     Nursing Ethics in Practice


  • NURS3300   Mental Health Nursing (Clinical)
  • NURS3400   Adult Health II (Clinical)
  • NURS3000   Nursing Seminar III: End of Life
  • NURS3600   Culture and Diversity in Health Care (Travel Option)



  • NURS3800    Maternity and Women's Health/Pediatrics (Clinical)
  • NURS3700    Nursing in the Community (Clinical)
  • General Requirement


  • NURS4500   Nursing Synthesis and Capstone (Clinical)
  • NURS4000   Nursing Seminar IV: Leadership and Professional Practice
  • General Requirement
  • General Requirement

Upon completion of this program, students will:

  1. Expand a personal philosophy of nursing through reflection on the Catholic intellectual tradition to effect positive outcomes for care-recipients within the context of their environments.
  2. Assume accountability for evidence and knowledge-based nursing practice and responsibility for involvement as a citizen knowledgeable in inter-professional health care systems.
  3. Practice as a professional nurse whose care-giving activities reflect the analysis of theoretical knowledge from the liberal arts, sciences, nursing and evidence-based practice.
  4. Integrate into the culture of nursing the concepts of caring that foster a relationship between caregiver and care-recipient that results in the achievement of mutually agreed upon outcomes on the health/illness continuum.
Where Essential Values and Skills Meet the Real World

Where Essential Values and Skills Meet the Real World

Along with areas of knowledge and major requirements, you will cultivate essential values in the classroom and complete two courses in each area:

  • Social Justice (SJ): Develop knowledge, skills, values and motivation to participate beneficially in activities of personal and public concern.
  • Diversity & Multiculturalism (DM): Understand the complexity of identity the historical truths of different cultural perspectives to address bias and examine contemporary social issues. 

One hundred percent of Emmanuel students complete an internship as part of the core curriculum. In a city as dynamic as Boston, your options are bound only by the limits of your curiosity.

As a nursing student, you will complete clinical rotations in a number of areas at many local hospitals. Gain nursing experience in mental health, community and public health, maternity and women’s health, pediatrics and more at area hospitals and health care organizations.

In all majors, the Capstone Experience involves completing a significant piece of work that requires the integration and application of learning from multiple courses.

In your nursing capstone, you will have the opportunity to engage in a clinical experience with a professional nurse in the field, integrating the role of nurse as an advocate, collaborator and leader into your practice. This will allow you to further develop your skills as a nurse generalist and explore professional issues.