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Nursing (Dual-degree)

Healthcare practitioners are in high demand. Join one of the fastest-growing fields as you meld a knack for science and technology with your compassionate spirit and drive to help others. As a student in the dual-degree nursing program, you’ll earn a B.S. in biology or kinesiology in three years at Gordon, followed by a B.S. with a nursing major in 16 months at Curry College.

Why study nursing at Gordon?

Gordon’s dual-degree nursing program offers the best of both worlds—a Christian liberal arts education and the technical training required for a career in healthcare—which positions graduates with a broad and deep foundation to lead with integrity in their field. Because of Gordon and Curry’s proximity to Boston, students have access to some of the world’s best academic medical facilities—including Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Tufts Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Upon graduation from Gordon, students in Dual Degree Nursing who have successfully met program requirements, receive direct admission into Curry College's ACCEL Nursing program, forgoing the competitive admissions process.

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What careers can I pursue with a nursing degree?

Graduates of the dual-degree nursing program will be prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) and enter a wide variety of nursing roles or advance their careers by pursuing a graduate degree in nursing. 

  • ER nurse
  • OR nurse
  • Intensive care nurse
  • NICU nurse
  • Long-term care nurse
  • Hospice nurse
  • Nursing management
  • Nursing education
  • Flight nurse
  • School nurse
  • Public Health nurse
  • Nurse Epidemiologist
  • Research

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Kaitlyn Marken

Kaitlyn Marken ’17

BSN candidate

“Thanks to my kinesiology background, I have been academically successful in nursing school, being able to reason like a scientist . . . You taught me to see the human behind the science, to see God’s hand at work even in the small things . . . Gordon made me a much more rounded person, able to think more philosophically and see each of my patients as God’s children . . . I am a better nurse because of you all and I am forever grateful to you for pushing me, believing in me and giving me a love of science and a passion to help others.”

Luis R. Villalta-Santana

Luis R. Villalta-Santana ’23

“I feel that my draw to the program was a combination of my desire to be part of a scholarly Christian community, combined with an extensive extra knowledge that will prove invaluable. My kinesiology classes have already and so quickly allowed me to understand health in more creative novel ways. The rigor forces me to focus on the intricacies of what I am learning and how all health topics on some base foundations are connected. My orthopedic injuries class is tied in with my anatomy class and will tie with my cadaver courses in ways that allow me to know the human body and its pathologies backwards and forwards. Out of the fire, I will come: a stronger new nurse, ready and able to help my patients!”


For more information, contact:

Patricia Lowry, RN, MSN
Coordinator, Dual Degree Nursing Program

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