Nursing (RN-BSN)

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 with real-world clinical experience. 
  • Get the guidance you need with nursing tutors to support your success. 
  • Our online format allows you to successfully manage your studies, career, and personal life. 

Please note that qualified RN-BSN applicants need to have completed an Associate in Science from an accredited program and hold a valid, active RN license that can be verified. 

Ready to advance your Nursing career? Request information. The program can be completed in as few as 3 semesters. 

Program Start Dates

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: 3 semesters  
  • Term Length: 7 weeks 
    *Summer classes required 
  • Start Dates:  
    • Summer 2021: Monday, May 17
    • Fall 2021: Monday, August 30
    • Spring 2022: Monday, January 10
  • 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 is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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