Nursing (ADN)

Associate Degree

Nursing Program Overview

Imagine a career that's rewarding, secure, responsible, exciting and takes you anywhere in the world. It's not a dream – it's nursing. Bay State College's Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) offers you an advanced, innovative, and comprehensive program: 

  • Get individualized attention with small class sizes, open practice labs, and nursing tutors to support your success in the classroom. 
  • Learn from program faculty who bring real-world clinical experience into the classroom every day. 
  • Take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) after five semesters, then practice safely and ethically as a registered nurse. 
  • Opt for the 2 + 1 Nursing degree: continue directly into Bay State College's RN-BSN degree program after you graduate, or opt to continue on at a later date.* Because of this program's flexible class formats, you could work as a Registered Nurse (RN) during the last two years of your degree!

You have the heart. Bay State College is the hub. Request information about our Associate Degree Nursing program today! 

*Students are first accepted into the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program. Any associate degree Nursing graduate has immediate acceptance to the bachelor's degree completion program upon successful passing of the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) nursing board exam. 

Available In 

Nursing Day Classes 

Discover a diverse but close-knit community of students, faculty and staff at our Taunton campus

  • Duration: 2.5 Years
  • Semester Length: 16 weeks 
    *Summer classes required 
  • Program Length: 2 years
  • Spring 2021: Monday, January 11, 2021
  • Fall 2021: Monday, August 30, 2021

*Students enrolled in the Taunton program will be required to attend the Boston campus for labs. Please speak to your Admissions Representative for more information.

Sample Nursing Degree Courses 

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Mental Health
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Psychology and Sociology

Employers of Our Nursing Graduates 

  • Lawrence Memorial Hospital 
  • Lahey Hospitals 
  • Beth Israel Deaconess 
  • Boston Children's Hospital 
  • Suffolk County Jail 
  • Baypointe Rehab and Skilled Nursing Care Center 
  • Boston Medical Center 
  • Anna Jacques Hospital 
  • AFC Urgent Care 

Nursing Degree Accreditation 

Bay State College’s Associate Degree in Nursing program has full approval status from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. The Associate Degree in Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Contact Information 

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing 
    3390 Peachtree Road NE
    Suite 1400
    Atlanta, Georgia 30326 
  • Board of Registration in Nursing 
    239 Causeway Street, Suite 500, 5th Floor 
    Boston, Massachusetts 02114 
    Phone: 1-800-414-0168 or 617-973-0900 
    Fax: 617-973-0984 


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