B.S. in Nursing (BSN)

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

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, and students gain hands-on experience on campus, as well as in 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 each students. Rivier students are working with practicing healthcare professionals in a variety of clinical placements including:

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Massachusetts General Hospital
    Boston Children’s Hospital – Elliot Health Systems/Elliot Hospital
    Lowell General 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 and credentialed nurses share their expertise and perspectives with students and help them find their niche in nursing.


Rivier University’s ASN, BSN, MSN, Post Master’s Certificates and DNP programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Ga 30326, (404) 975-5000, www.acenursing.org.

Rivier University is a College of Distinction. 

Department of Nursing
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.


BSN graduates can pursue roles as:

  • Medical-surgical nurses
  • Pediatric nurses
  • Oncology and other specialty nurses
  • School nurses
  • A variety of other nursing and healthcare professionals

Rivier’s Career Development Center (CDC) provides professional advising, assistance with career or major planning, internship options, job search information, and graduate school exploration. For a complete list of CDC resources, visit the .