The mission of the Graduate School of Nursing is to prepare practice-focused and research-focused doctorally prepared nurses and leaders to improve the quality of life and health outcomes for the Commonwealth and beyond. Through partnerships with multi-cultural communities and clinical organizations; research, practice, service and education are integrated to advance nursing knowledge, science and competencies to provide exemplary health care for all.

The Goals of the Graduate School of Nursing are to:

  • Prepare advanced practice nurses, leaders, educators and scientists to shape nursing and health care delivery through the integration of education, research, practice and service.
  • Create a dynamic research environment to conduct multi-method research where findings are translated into practice.
  • Integrate faculty and student practice to meet mutually prioritized health needs through innovative education, practice, public service and research.

Accreditation: The Master's Degree in Nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice at UMass Worcester Graduate School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).