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For more than 38 years, the Dr.
Lillian R. Goodman Nursing Department at Worcester State University has been educating students and professional nurses to improve the health of individuals, families, and
communities throughout Massachusetts and around the world. Our rigorous
academic programs prepare you for evidence-based nursing practice with a
growing focus on multidisciplinary care and the nurse’s role as leader and
manager of the client’s health care.
To enhance your learning experience, we consistently link theory with practice by connecting you to hands-on opportunities like researching alongside world-class faculty, practicing in our state-of-the-art nursing simulation lab, and working in clinical practice at prestigious health-care organizations. We host a chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the international nursing honor society for outstanding nursing majors, and a chapter of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. We offer 3 undergraduate nursing tracks, each culminating in a bachelor’s degree in nursing:
track is designed for licensed practical nurses who’ve graduated from
an accredited practical nurse program. When you graduate from this
track, you’re eligible to take the NCLEX-RN. Read more
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If you are looking to pursue a Master of Science in Nursing degree, we offer a convenient, high-quality graduate program
taught by world-class faculty from diverse disciplines. This engaging,
affordable program features convenient and flexible scheduling, blended
learning (face-to-face classes and online study), and 3 routes of entry. We offer 2 specialty tracks within this program—Community/Public Health Nursing and Nursing Education.
Note: When you graduate from the Nurse Educator specialty track, you are
eligible to sit for the National League of Nursing Certified Nurse
If you already have a master’s degree, a doctoral degree, or are matriculated in a doctoral program in nursing and are want to gain in-demand population health skills, we offer a Post-Master's Certificate in Community/Public Health Nursing.
If you already have a master’s degree, a doctoral degree, or are matriculated in a doctoral program in nursing and are interested in becoming a nurse educator, we offer a Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education.
baccalaureate and master's nursing programs are accredited by the
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, D.C. 20001, 202-887-6791 (phone), 202-887-8476 (fax). Our programs also
have full approval status from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board
of Registration in Nursing located at 239 Causeway St., Boston, MA,
02114. Our department is a member of the Massachusetts Association of Colleges of Nursing.
Worcester State University Nursing-Dr. Lillian R. Goodman
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