B.S. in Nursing

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Prepare to be a leader in today's healthcare environment.

Whether you dream of a future in pediatrics, obstetrics, geriatrics, oncology, surgery or private care, Rivier’s nursing program prepares you for that future.

Rivier's physical assessment and nursing skills simulation laboratories are equipped with a wide array of patient examination equipment, including SIM Man, SIM baby, SIM Kid, and Noelle, the birthing simulator. Labs offer interactive learning systems—you'll gain hands-on experience on campus, as well as in your clinical rotations.

Partnerships with a variety of healthcare organizations throughout the region offer opportunities to experience a wide range of specialties, as well as the healthcare setting that best suits you. Here are just a few of the current clinical placements where Rivier students are working with practicing healthcare professionals:

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston Children’s Hospital – Catholic Medical Center 
Home Health & Hospice Care, Inc. – Lowell Community Health Center
Nashua Public Health Department – Saint Joseph Healthcare
Southern NH Health System – VA Medical Center, Manchester, NH

Our faculty of experienced nurses share their expertise and perspectives with students and help them find their niche in nursing.

Rivier University is a College of Distinction. All Rivier nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, www.acenursing.org.

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Rivier's high-quality, hands-on bachelor's and master's programs prepare students for leadership roles in a global environment. For more information, visit the Department of Nursing.

B.S. in Nursing graduates can pursue roles as:

  • Medical-surgical floor nurses
  • Pediatric nurses
  • Oncology and other specialty nurses
  • School nurses
  • Doctor's office nurses
  • Nurse educators
  • Many other nursing- and healthcare-related positions

Note: Some careers, such as nurse educator, may require additional graduate study.


Student/Alumni/Faculty Profiles

Justine DeFronzo, RN '95, MBA ’13

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