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
"As a nurse, we have the opportunity to heal the heart, mind, soul and body of our patients, their families and ourselves. They may not remember your name but they will never forget the way you made them feel."
Ceremony recognizes volunteers as Worcester’s large-scale vaccination site closes its doors
Cheers and tears broke out inside Worcester’s large-scale COVID-19 vaccination site at Worcester State University on Thursday, June 10, after two teenage brothers received the last two COVID shots before the clinic closed.
Karen M. Richard, M.S.N. ’18, Teaches Student Nurses How to Cope With Unexpected Crises
Karen M. Richard, M.S.N. ’18, is registered nurse on the Medical-Surgical Unit (designated COVID-19 unit) for HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster, where she has worked for almost 10 years. She also is an adjunct faculty member, teaching sophomore nursing students at Worcester State.
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.
A CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) accreditation review of the Worcester State University’s Nursing Program is scheduled for February 22-24, 2023. CCNE is giving all interested parties the opportunity to comment on the program. These comments should be received by February 1, 2023, 21 days before the scheduled evaluation, and must include the name of CCNE, our program name, and the comment. All third-party comments submitted to CCNE must be written in English and be consistent with CCNE’s policy on Conduct of Business in English. All comments are to be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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