About Brockton Hospital School of Nursing

About Brockton Hospital School of Nursing

The Brockton Hospital School of Nursing (BHSON) is a private, co-educational institution of nursing education that is an integral part of Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital. Founded in 1897, BHSON has a prestigious reputation in nursing education and remains the only hospital-based nursing school in the state of Massachusetts. BHSON has graduated over 2,700 nurses, mainly from southeastern Massachusetts.

Brockton Hospital School of Nursing's Mission

The mission of Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing (SH/BHSON) reflects the mission of its parent organization, Signature Healthcare. Since the first graduating class in 1897, SH/BHSON has distinguished itself as a leader in post-secondary education in Metro South Massachusetts. The nursing school offers its students a quality education made possible by a faculty dedicated to teaching excellence and a professional staff committed to offering a high level of support for students.

Brockton Hospital School of Nursing NCLEX pass rates

Our 2023 pass rate for first-time test takers was 93%. This is higher than the average rate in the state (92%), the national total average (89%), the national diploma program average (89%), the national associate degree program average (88%), and the national baccalaureate degree program average (90%).

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Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Diversity Equity Inclusion Statement - Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing (BHSON) is committed to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). BHSON recognizes and respects the unique qualities of each individual and as such, welcomes DEI within its community. BHSON is committed to providing a safe, active learning environment where each student is valued and nurtured, without regard to:

  • race
  • ethnicity
  • gender identity
  • sexual orientation
  • socioeconomic status
  • age
  • (dis)abilities
  • cultural experiences
  • nationality
  • learning styles
  • religious beliefs
  • political ideologies

Why Choose the Brockton Hospital School of Nursing?

  • We are the only hospital-based nursing school in Massachusetts which allows our students to gain hands-on clinical experience in a real-world setting.
  • Our first-time pass rate on the NCLEX-RN exam is above the national average.
  • Our faculty are all masters-prepared nurses who are committed to providing our students with the best possible education.
  • We offer various financial aid options to help students afford their education.