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 Boston and Taunton locations, 

  • Duration: 2.5 Years
  • Semester Length: 16 weeks 
    *Summer classes required 
  • Program Length: 2 years
  • Start Date: 
    • Fall 2020: Monday, August 31, 2020
  • Application Deadline: Monday, August 17, 2020

*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 I and II 
  • Introduction to Nursing Concepts 
  • Fundamentals of Nursing 
  • P2: An Introduction to Pharmacology and Pathophysiology  
  • Maternity Child Health  
  • Medical Surgical Nursing I and II 
  • Mental Health Nursing 
  • Nursing Trends 
  • Health Assessment 

Employers of Our Nursing Graduates 

  • Lawrence Memorial Hospital 
  • Lahey Hospitals 
  • Beth Israel Deaconess 
  • 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).

Massachusetts Board of Registration Data Outcomes

  • Percent of First-time Licensure Candidates Educated in Massachusetts Regardless of State of Initial Licensure Data reported by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing
    • 2019 - 91%
  • Performance on Program Completion - Aggregated for Entire Program
    • 2019 - Pending
    • 2018 - 64%
  • Performance on Job Placement - Aggregated for Entire Program
    • 2018 - 100% (reported December 31, 2018) 

Student Achievement Data 

  • 91% NCLEX first-time pass rate for Class of 2019
  • 87% NCLEX first-time pass rate for Class of 2018 (reported as of March 1, 2019)
  • 100% job placement rate for Class of 2018 within 6-12 months after graduation (reported on December 31, 2018)

*Data are for students that completed the program during the 2017-2018 academic year. 

Contact Information 

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing 
    3343 Peachtree Road 
    Suite 850 
    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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