Join an evolving tradition of effective nursing.
Since 1974, Worcester State University has been educating students and professional nurses to improve the health of individuals, families, and communities around the world.
As a student at Worcester State, you will learn evidence-based practices that will engage your critical analysis skills and enhance your caretaking abilities. Rigorous academic programs with a growing focus on multidisciplinary care and hands-on opportunities–like practicing in our state-of-the-art simulation lab–prepare you for the nurse’s role as leader and manager of the client’s health care.
Why study at Worcester State?
Select a track that aligns with your unique professional goals
For traditional undergraduate students, this track includes clinical practice at a wide variety of health-care organizations. When you graduate from this track, you’re eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
On-Campus Study Option
This option is designed for licensed registered nurses who have graduated from a diploma or associate degree program. Contact RN-BSN coordinator for more information on the WSU day program. For application process and deadlines please visit the Transfer Students page.
This 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.
Contact LPN-BSN coordinator for more information on the WSU day program. For application process and deadlines please visit the Transfer Students page.
Learn more about and signup for NACE exams here.
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 Educator examination.
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.
State-of-the-art simulation labs: Put your coursework knowledge to the test in life-like nursing scenarios
Virtual Reality & New simulation instrumentation: Experience the cutting edge in nursing technology
Senior Preceptorships: Learn one-on-one with a RN
- Sr. Preceptorships in the Acute Care Setting
- Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
- Medical-Surgical Nursing
- Health Policy
- Group Communication
- Nursing Informatics
- Mental Health Nursing
See the diverse career paths that this degree can prepare you for.
Explore a wide range of professional opportunities with your degree from Worcester State.
Where will your Worcester State degree take you?
Meet Your Faculty
Our baccalaureate and master’s 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.