Nursing (RN-BSN)

bachelors Degree - online

Are You Interested in a Career in Nursing?

Increasingly, nurses are expected to advance their education to meet current healthcare reform initiatives and strengthen the nursing workforce. Bay State College's RN-BSN program is specifically designed for registered nurses who are currently licensed and seeking to further their education to meet these expectations.

  • Learn from program faculty with real-world clinical experience. 
  • Get the guidance you need with nursing tutors to support your success. 
  • Set your own pace to complete your degree. Our online format allows you to successfully manage your studies, career, and personal life. 

Ready to advance your Nursing career? Request information about our 2-year Nursing RN to BSN program today! 

Available In 

Fully Online Classes 

Earn a degree at your own pace. Bay State College's online RN to BSN Degree gives you the flexibility to learn when you want and where you want. 

  • Duration: 5 semesters (10 terms) 
  • Term Length: 8 weeks 
    *Summer classes required 
  • Program Length: 2 years
  • Start Dates:  
    • Summer 2020 Term 2: Monday, July 6, 2020
    • Fall 2020 Term 1: Monday, August 31, 2020
    • Fall 2020 Term 2: Monday, October 26, 2020
  • Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions 

Sample Nursing RN to BSN Degree Courses 

  • Transition in Nursing
  • Healthcare of the Older Adult
  • Community and Public Health Nursing
  • Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Nursing Leadership, Management, and Policy

To view the RN to BSN program flow sheet, click here

Employers of Our RN-BSN Graduates 

  • Mount Auburn Hospital 
  • Morton Hospital and Medical Center 
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital 
  • South End Community Health Center 
  • Harvard University Health Services 
  • Good Samaritan Medical Center 
  • Bayada Home Health Services 
  • Roxbury Middle School 
  • Cambridge Health Alliance 

Nursing Completion Rates

Year Completion Rate
2017 84.4%
2018 90.5%
2019 93.9%

Nursing Employment Rates

Year Percent (Employed/Graduated=%)
2016 89%
2017 82%
2018 83%

 

Scholarships for Nursing Majors

 

Nursing Degree Accreditation 

Regional: Bay State College's RN to BSN degree is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) accredits schools and colleges in the six New England states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont). Membership in one of the six regional accrediting associations in the United States indicates that the school or college has been carefully evaluated and found to meet the standards agreed upon by qualified educators.

Degree Granting: Bay State College maintains degree-granting approval from the Massachusetts Department of Education, Division of Higher Education - Higher Education Commission.

Program: Bay State College's RN to BSN degree program in nursing has achieved candidate status for pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, (202) 887- 6791.  Candidate status is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted. 


The Bay State College RN-BSN Program is preparing for a site visit from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) as part of our application for program accreditation. We are proud of our program and believe that receiving accreditation from a nursing organization is an additional confirmation of the quality of the RN-BSN Program.

As part of the evaluation process, CCNE invites interested parties to provide feedback about our program and our application for accreditation to CCNE. Comments should be made in writing and sent directly to CCNE. These comments will not be shared with representatives of Bay State College but will be provided to evaluators. Comments will be accepted up to 21 days before the site visit.

Please address comments to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001

      - or -

thirdpartycomments@ccneaccreditation.org