Pursue a nursing degree at Assumption and obtain a strong liberal arts and nursing science education that prepares you to act with clinical judgment, communicate effectively, and make ethical decisions that respect the fundamental dignity of every human person.
An Ideal Place to Learn
All classes taught by professors, none by teaching assistants
Students from 29 states and 21 countries
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Katelyn AdamsAdjunct Faculty Nursing
Zareen Barry, RN, PhD, MPHProfessor of Practice Nursing
Lindsay A. Guertin, MSN, RNAssistant Professor of Practice
Stefanie R. Haynes, DHS, MSN, RN, FNP-CProfessor of Practice Nursing
Allison H. Mamishian, MSN, RN, CNEclAssistant Professor of Practice
Courtney Orelup-Fitzgerald, PhD(c), RN, CNE, CPNAssistant Professor of Practice
Julia Patrick, M.S.N.Assistant Professor of Practice
Sunny RuggeriAdjunct Faculty Nursing
Lisa A. RyanAdjunct Faculty Nursing
Stephanie SmithAdjunct Faculty Nursing
Learn the Skills Employers Seek
The Assumption curriculum encourages scholarly and real-world experience. With hands-on research conducted alongside faculty mentors, students gain a depth of knowledge and skills that lead to professional success and personal fulfillment.
At Assumption University, the world is your classroom. Students can study and explore abroad in over 50 places from Vienna to England, South Africa, and even our own campus in historic, yet modern, Rome, Italy. Assumption’s study abroad program offers culture, history, and a living classroom for all. Nursing students who are interested in study abroad are encouraged to consider summer offerings as an academic semester abroad experience cannot fit into the nursing curriculum.
Assumption starts planning for your future the day you arrive on campus. Our Career Development and Internship Center helps students secure exciting and fulfilling internships where you’ll apply knowledge obtained in the classroom in a professional setting, preparing for a future career or additional study. Assumption connects students to internship opportunities in corporations, government agencies, research hospitals, non-profit organizations, and more.
Assumption's Rome Campus
At Assumption's campus in Rome, Italy, the city and the country become your classroom through daily and weekend-long excursions throughout "the eternal city" and the Italian countryside. This unique study abroad experience will enrich your academic and cultural pursuits as you walk in the footsteps of emperors and gladiators then enjoy delectable Italian cuisine or perhaps a cappuccino after class in a local cafe. (Did you know that your financial aid follows you to Rome?)Explore the Rome Campus
SHINING THEIR LIGHT
I chose Assumption because I was interested in being part of the innovative new nursing program.
I loved the campus and wanted to be close to home. I enjoy helping people and want to be part of making lives better.
I’ve found my purpose at Assumption.
The new nursing program, the state-of-the-art health science building, and the variety of excellent clinical placement options in Worcester are why I chose to enroll here. I want to help people through this extremely fulfilling profession.
Assumption’s nursing program provides students with the support and attention they need to succeed.
I want to become a nurse so I can help people when they need it most. I’ve seen nurses in action and appreciate the skills and compassion that they provide their patients. This combination of technical skills and compassion would allow me to truly impact another life.
Assumption feels like home.
I toured other college campuses but quickly realized what I wanted in a school and found it at Assumption. An active member of ROTC in high school, I naturally fell into a caretaker role and knew Assumption’s new nursing program would be a great fit for me.
I fell in love with Assumption’s campus and the idea of being part of a brand new nursing program.
I’ve always known I’ve wanted to become a nurse and wanted to help people. I graduated from Blackstone Valley Tech’s Health Services program and am a certified nursing assistant (CNA).
I chose Assumption because I really loved the campus and Dean Stover made me feel at home.
I also like the 1:1 connection students have here with faculty - you can’t get that attention from larger nursing programs. I always wanted to be a nurse and my past experience volunteering at Tufts Medical Center just reaffirmed that.
First-rate Academics in a Catholic University Setting
Assumption University awakens in students a sense of wonder, discovery, and purpose, forming graduates known for their intellectual seriousness, thoughtful citizenship, and devotion to the common good. Students are provided an education that shapes their souls, forms them intellectually, and prepares them for meaningful careers. Enlivened by the harmony of faith and reason, here, students’ minds and hearts are transformed.Our Mission
Assumption is dedicated to providing a clear understanding of what your education will cost
We’ll help cut through the complexity of financing your education, ensuring you understand what you need, how to apply for aid, and what’s expected of you. You will be assigned a personal financial aid advisor who will guide you through the process and answer all of your financial aid-related questions.
Nursing Preview Day
You are invited to meet with Dean of the Froelich School of Nursing and Associate Professor, Caitlin Stover, for a program overview with a question and answer session, followed by an interactive visit to the Clinical Learning Suite with faculty and current students.
Post-Bachelor's Accelerated Nursing Track Virtual Information Session
Please join us for a virtual information session to learn more about the Froelich School of Nursing (FSoN) and our cutting-edge Post-Bachelor's Accelerated Nursing Track. You will learn about our hybrid curriculum delivery model, prerequisites/admissions requirements, and the application process. T ... Read more
Biological and Physical Sciences Preview Day
Please join us at the Biological and Physical Sciences Preview Day where you can meet with current faculty and students, tour the Anatomy and Chemistry labs, and participate in laboratory experiments. Learn more about our programs and academic opportunities, career building, and summer research inte ... Read more
8 Questions with the Dean of the Froelich School of Nursing
This Q&A with Dean Stover discusses why this is the ideal time to pursue nursing! She also talks about unique aspects of the nursing program, what you can expect from the new state-of-the-art Health Sciences building, and the type of support the nursing students receive at Assumption.
What makes the Assumption nursing program unique?
To become an exceptional nurse, you must first learn to think like one. A bachelor’s degree in nursing from Assumption is the ideal way to develop this ability.
Learn about four aspects of Assumption's nursing program that make it top choice for pursuing your nursing degree.
The Catrambone Health Sciences Building
Assumption's new, 41,000-square foot building features four classrooms, one for 32 students, two for 48 and a large tiered classroom for 50. These classrooms are not only used for the nursing and physician assistant program, rather all academic programs on campus. Each classroom is fully equipped with a recording system for simulations that are used during debriefings.
The nursing floor features a spacious nursing skills lab with seven full-sized hospital beds for teaching proper patient care. Four simulation labs have hi-fidelity mannequins which simulate actual patient conditions (vitals, seizures, cardiac arrest, childbirth, etc) remotely controlled by a technician.