Photo of nursing major Reilly McQueston '19

Why Elms For Your Nursing Degree?

  • Educating nurses for over 40 years. Over 1,700 nurses graduated since 1982.
  • Emphasis on National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) preparation
  • Class of 2018: 100% NCLEX pass rate. 95% employment rate after graduation.
  • State-of-the-art nursing skills and simulation labs.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.)

The Elms College baccalaureate nursing curriculum integrates a strong liberal arts and sciences core with a nursing curriculum that emphasizes nationally recognized standards and competencies for nurses and health professionals.

Elms Bachelor of Science in Nursing students are well educated through rigorous coursework, state-of-the-art simulation labs and through diverse clinical practice in a variety of healthcare settings to gain the knowledge and skills to successfully engage in professional nursing practice.

Elms nursing graduates become knowledgeable, innovative professional nurse leaders prepared to influence and drive healthcare change, make important contributions to patient safety and quality healthcare delivery.

Quick Info

  • Elms boasts award-winning BS athletes across all Division III sports. More than half (60%) of our athletes on the women’s lacrosse, softball, and basketball teams are also nursing majors.
  • Clinical learning begins sophomore year
  • Student-led Undergraduate Nursing Council provides continuous feedback and student experience input
  • Specialized support and a dedicated nursing computer testing lab


Rebecca Cao '17

Rebecca Cao ’17 took a unique approach to her nursing education, choosing to stay an extra year at Elms to complete a second major in computer information technology (CIT). Here, she explains how her understanding of technology led her to a clinical analyst job at Berkshire Health Systems.