Strategic Partner Program

Academic Programs

For over 30 years, the Rivier University Division of Nursing has prepared students to meet the rapidly changing demands of the healthcare environment. Rivier continually builds on its strengths, offering programs that provide students with individual attention, quality education, and numerous opportunities for practical experience.

Rivier offers two- and four-year nursing degrees that prepare you to enter this exciting and challenging profession. The hallmark of all of Rivier’s nursing programs is the faculty-supervised clinical experience in hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout the greater Boston and central New England regions. Our undergraduate and graduate nursing programs prepare students to become licensed registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nurse educators throughout the United States.

Read program requirements and course descriptions in the undergraduate catalog:
A.S. Nursing LPNs are invited to apply for advanced placement in the associate degree program. Once accepted, students who have completed the pre-requisite coursework begin the nursing course sequence with NSG200, Transitions, in the spring semester. Students then complete three semesters of A.S. clinical courses and graduate the following spring.

B.S. Nursing, RN-BS  (online)

Read program requirements and course descriptions in the graduate catalog:
M.S. Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner [FNP] Track) 

M.S. Nursing (Nursing Education [NE] Track) 

M.S. Nursing (Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner [PMHNP] Track) 

M.S. Nursing (Advanced Practice RN Degree Completion Program)  

Post-master’s certificates available in family nursing, adult psychiatric/mental health nursing and nursing education.

Visit the Nursing Department online.

Policy for Non-Nursing Courses

Employees of our Strategic Partners interested in enrolling in non-nursing degree programs are eligible to receive the same discount as for nursing programs. Please contact your HR department for your tuition reimbursement plan.

For courses not covered by a Strategic Partners’s tuition reimbursement plan, students must follow Rivier’s payment policy. This policy states that students are required to pay for the course in-full one week prior to the start of class or set up the deferred payment plan. For more information about tuition rates and payment options go to