Assumption’s Froelich School of Nursing Ranked Among the Best in New England, Massachusetts
Assumption’s nursing school has been named among the top in New England and Massachusetts by Nursing Schools Almanac in its 2019 rankings. The Froelich School of Nursing was ranked among the top 50 in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont; and top 20 in Massachusetts.
“Being ranked so favorably after only one semester of enrollment is a true testament to the academic prestige of Assumption,” said Caitlin Stover, Ph.D., RN, dean of the School of Nursing. “The strong liberal arts and science education at Assumption is the backbone to the nursing curriculum – clearly the ranking organization recognizes the value that the bachelor’s-prepared nurses graduating from Assumption will add to the professional workforce.”
Nursing Schools Almanac cited the Assumption’s direct-admission Bachelor of Science in Nursing program as one that prepares students to provide high-quality, patient-centered healthcare” and “students complete rigorous coursework on foundational and nursing topics. They also conduct clinical experiences in acute care and community-based environments.” Also weighing favorably in the ranking is Assumption’s new Health Sciences building that will offer “a state-of-the-art clinical skills and simulation laboratory, intended to augment students’ acute care and community-based experiences,” continued the ranking.
Erin Hazelhurst ’23, of Rochdale, was accepted to 17 nursing programs and chose Assumption based on the curriculum, new health sciences building, and proximity to a number of clinical settings and hospitals. “As soon as I went on campus and talked to Dean Stover, I knew that no other school was going to have anything like Assumption,” she said. “The building is going to be incredible and will look identical to a clinical hospital setting with the highest technology. I know I’ll be most successful here.”
According to Nursing Schools Almanac, the organization “collected data on over 3,000 nursing schools and campuses throughout the United States” and evaluated each school for academic prestige and perceived value; breadth and depth of nursing programs offered; and student success. Nursing Schools Almanac states that its mission is “to provide aspiring nurses a detailed, comprehensive, and analytical resource for selecting their future nursing school.”