Nursing at Merrimack College

Would you like to make a difference in the lives of others while working in a fast-growing, in-demand career? When you pursue Merrimack’s bachelor of science in nursing degree program, you’ll develop a strong nursing foundation to become a safe, compassionate caregiver and future nurse leader. 

97.4% NCLEX Pass Rate

In May 2023, the first cohort of 38 nursing students graduated from Merrimack. Our first time NCLEX pass rate is 97.4%, with an overall pass rate of 100% for the Class of 2023. 


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Merrimack College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( 

Merrimack College has been granted Initial Approval status through the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing for the operation of its Baccalaureate Degree Registered Nurse Program.

A New Nursing Major and Innovative Facility

Merrimack admitted its first freshman class of nursing students in fall 2019. To enhance the program and its growth, the College’s brand-new Nursing Center opened in January 2020. Highlights of the new space include high fidelity simulation manikins, six simulation labs, and equipment used in clinical settings, such as IV pumps, hospital beds, oxygen flow meters and a medication administration system. 

Why Merrimack’s Nursing Program is Right for You

State-of-the-Art Nursing Center

Offering 20,000 square feet of space, the Nursing Center is a contemporary style structure with two floors of classrooms, study space, laboratories and faculty offices. It supports a variety of health science programs for undergraduate and graduate students.

Hands-On Learning Opportunities

As part of your nursing major requirements, you’ll clock more than 750 clinical and simulation hours using cutting-edge technology that includes hands-on learning opportunities in simulation labs. You’ll work with simulation manikins, classroom iPads, electronic health records, medication administration systems and more.

Individualized Attention

Our program offers a tight-knit community with supportive faculty. You’ll develop one-on-one relationships with faculty and gain the mentorship you need to succeed in your nursing career.

“Here [at the Nursing Center] we will engage hearts, we will enlighten minds and we will teach generations of Merrimack students to empower lives — their own lives and the lives of their patients.”

Contact Us

For more information about applying to the nursing program at Merrimack, contact or 978-837-5100.