• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Today's nurses must be knowledgeable and analytical, caring and creative. They are key members—and often the leaders—of teams of health care professionals. The College of Nursing & Health Sciences provides the comprehensive education, both theoretical and practical, needed in this challenging and rewarding profession.

Undergraduate nursing applicants are accepted for fall admission only.

As an incoming student in the Nursing program of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, you will be assigned a faculty advisor who understands your career goals and will work with you throughout the entire program.

In your first year, you'll experience your first nursing course and build a strong core of knowledge in select science courses.

Before you go into the field, our modern nursing lab provides you with the tools and equipment you’ll need to:
  • assess patients
  • interact with colleagues
  • utilize complex care management software

Years two and three feature clinical, in-the-field placements at partner sites throughout the region, including hospitals, clinics, and long-term care facilities. During your final year, you’ll be paired with a registered nurse. This partnership allows you to provide real care to real patients. Your mentor will be by your side for advice and encouragement.

It all adds up to a nationally recognized, competitive program that is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and is recommended by the American Nurses Association.

Curriculum

  • First year: you will be introduced to core nursing concepts, values, and beliefs—and your university studies in the sciences and liberal arts will provide a strong foundation for concepts you will encounter in the study of nursing.
  • Second year: you will begin to acquire the skills in observation and communication necessary to assess an individual’s needs, set measurable and realistic goals of nursing care, and utilize evidence-based interventions to maximize health.
  • Third year: emphasizes the transfer and application of knowledge in clinical situations. You will develop skills in caring for acutely ill adults, childbearing and childrearing families in the hospital and community, and populations at risk in communities. The family as a unit of care, as well as populations at risk in communities, become the foci for the nursing process.
  • Senior year: you will learn how to collaborate with members of the healthcare team, advocate for the needs of patients, and intervene to shape the healthcare environment. You will refine the skills required to manage the complex health needs of individuals, groups, and populations. The emphasis is on the analysis and synthesis of knowledge to maximize health.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    122 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intro to Professional Nursing
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Scholarly Inquiry
  • Holistic Health Assessment
  • Common Health Problems

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Complete and submit your application
  • Submit secondary and/or post-secondary sealed official transcripts translated into English
  • Submit an official SAT or ACT score report
  • All non-native speakers of English must demonstrate English language proficiency
  • Send us an essay or personal statement of up to 500 words on a topic of your choice; you can complete this as part of the Common Application
  • Accepted international students need an I-20 document in order to enter the United States

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30623 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30623 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    30103 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30103 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    14358 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14358 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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