Nursing

bachelors Degree

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 who bring real-world clinical experience into the classroom every day. 
  • Get individualized attention with small class sizes and nursing tutors to support your success in the classroom. 
  • Set your own pace to complete your degree. Choose to complete your program fully online or in a hybrid format (both online and in-person), allowing you to successfully manage your studies, careers and personal life. 

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

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Hybrid Evening Classes 

If you're busy during the day, Bay State College's RN to BSN Degree Evening Program gives you the opportunity to learn on your own time. Benefit from a combination of evening and online courses that work around your schedule while you practice as a Registered Nurse (RN). 

  • Duration: 5 semesters (10 terms) 
  • Term Length: 8 weeks 
    *Summer classes required 
  • Program Length: 2 years
  • Start Dates: 
    • Fall 2019 Term 1: Tuesday, September 3, 2019
    • Fall 2019 Term 2: Monday, October 28, 2019
    • Spring 2020 Term 1: Monday, January 13, 2020
  • Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions 

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:  
    • Fall 2019 Term 1: Tuesday, September 3, 2019
    • Fall 2019 Term 2: Monday, October 28, 2019
    • Spring 2020 Term 1: Monday, January 13, 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
  • Community and Public Health Nursing
  • Nursing Leadership, Management, and Policy

To view the RN to BSN program flow sheet, click here
To browse our 2018-19 Course Catalog with course descriptions, click here

Nursing RN to BSN Program Mission 

The mission of the Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing Program of Bay State College is to prepare students for professional nursing practice with diverse populations, across the lifespan, in a variety of settings. They will be ready to practice in a diversity of roles to meet current local, national, and global healthcare needs. Graduates will have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to practice safely and ethically in a changing practice environment. They will be prepared to engage in lifelong learning.

Nursing RN to BSN Program Learning Outcomes 

The following student learning outcomes are derived from The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

At the completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Integrate knowledge, skills, and values from the arts and sciences to promote social justice by providing safe quality care, while respecting the agency of the individual, family, group, or community/population.
  • Use leadership and communication skills, including as a member of a multidisciplinary team, to address safety and quality concerns within the healthcare setting through the application of evidence-based knowledge.
  • Identify and integrate evidence-based research to inform clinical reasoning to improve patient outcomes.
  • Demonstrate skills to use information management and patient care technologies to provide ethical, safe, and effective care.
  • Incorporate knowledge of health promotion and injury and disease prevention, across the lifespan, to improve health outcomes in communities; and, reduce health disparities in vulnerable populations.
  • Engage in professionalism by consistently demonstrating ethical and value-based behavior, including accountability, caring, altruism, excellence, and respect in nursing practice.
  • Participate in lifelong learning to provide safe, quality, and ethical care in the changing local, national, and global healthcare environment.

 

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 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.