The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Academic Programs

Academic Programs

The College of Nursing offers academic programs at the Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral levels to prepare graduates to practice in a variety of health care, research and academic settings. 


Nursing Major

Build a solid foundation for career and graduate success in an innovative environment for learning, inquiry, and discovery.

Accelerated BS in Nursing 

Pursue a nursing career in an accelerated 17-month curriculum. For individuals with a non-nursing bachelor's degree. Offered at the UMass Center at Springfield.

RN to BS (Online)

Complete your BS in Nursing in as little as one year with convenient online classes. 

Undergraduate Certificate for Spanish and Health 

Enhance your ability to work with Spanish-speaking populations by learning about Spanish language and culture and engaging in an experiential component in a Spanish-speaking community setting. (Open only to current undergraduate Nursing students)


Master of Science Program (Online)

Doctoral Programs 

Doctor of Nursing Practice (Online)

Prepare as an advanced practice nurse at the highest level. 


Prepare as a nurse researcher, scholar, and educator to advance nursing knowledge and improve professional practice.

Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education 

Prepare for an educator role in colleges, universities or clinical settings.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Post-Master's Online Certificate

Expand your scope of practice to include the care of individuals, families and groups with psychiatric and mental health needs.










ANA Year of the Nurse 2021

The American Nurses Association (ANA) Enterprise joins global colleagues in designating 2021 the Year of the Nurse. This recognition builds on the increased visibility of nurses’ contributions from 2020 and ANA’s expansion of National Nurses Week to Nurses Month in May.