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BS for Registered Nurses
In a period when the health care industry is focused on managed care, community health, and health promotion/disease prevention, the role of nurses takes center stage. Nurses today are expected to perform complex procedures, rely heavily on their own analytical abilities, and work more independently than ever before.
The Job Market
Currently, career opportunities abound in the nursing profession and there is a critical shortage of nurses equipped to take on new roles that require leadership and management skills as well as solid foundations in nursing practice. Opportunities exist in the more traditional areas of acute-care hospitals, long term care facilities, and rehabilitation centers. But there are also opportunities in community health, educational and business settings.
Why Earn Your BS in Nursing? Why Curry?
As an RN, there is no better way to prepare for the demands of the contemporary workplace than to further your education. Learning has no age limit. Here are some of the reasons given by RNs regarding their decision to enter Curry's RN-BS Nursing Program:
- Enhance personal and professional growth
- Improve critical thinking skills
- Increase understanding of health care bureaucracy and policies
- Augment ability to act as a change agent and patient advocate
- Pursue graduate education in the future
Offered through the Division of Continuing Education and the Nursing Division, the program is designed specifically for RNs interested in earning a baccalaureate degree. Hundreds of area nurses have graduated from Curry's program, which is widely respected in the region. Among the reasons why so many students have chosen Curry's RN to BS program:
- Convenient campuses in Plymouth and Milton
- A nursing faculty committed to excellence in nursing education
- Flexible schedules with most classes meeting just one evening per week, allowing you to continue working while pursuing your studies
- RNs receive 34 transfer credits for prior nursing courses upon completing NSG 2100, RN Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing
- A transfer credit policy that accepts up to 90 credits from other colleges regardless of how long ago they may have been completed; no time limit on science courses
- Financial aid and tuition deferment options for those who qualify
The Curry RN to BS program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In addition, Curry College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc (NEASC).
|BIOL 1075, 1175||Anatomy and Physiology I (with lab)||4|
|BIOL 1085, 1185||Anatomy and Physiology II (with lab)||4|
|BIOL 2010||Microbiology (with lab)||4|
|PSY 2400||Human Development||3|
*These courses are usually transferable from your basic program if taken on the college level. A grade of C or better must be achieved in the prerequisite science courses and labs.
Required courses for RN to BS Program:
We suggest that you begin your studies with NSG 2100, RN Transition, but you may take any of the 2000 level nursing courses. 26 nursing credits are required for the RN-BS program. You must achieve a passing grade of “C+” (77) to pass all nursing courses:
|NSG 2100||Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing||3|
|NSG 2000||Health Assessment||3|
|NSG 3000||Contemporary Topics in Nursing||3|
|NSG 3032||Nursing Therapeutics: Community Health Nursing||5|
|NSG 3040||Nursing Research||3|
|NSG 3982||Synthesis of Nursing Practice||3|
Required Upper Level Liberal Arts courses:
A minimum of two (2) upper level liberal arts courses at the 2000/3000 level must be completed at Curry College.
*Degree students will receive 34 nursing transfer credits upon successful completion of NSG 2100/RN Transition.
Talk With a Curry College Advisor
You'll want to talk with one of our experienced advisors for information about courses, schedules, transfer credits, admission requirements, financial assistance and help with developing an educational plan that meets your needs. Contact the Curry continuing education office nearest you to make an appointment or request more information.
Milton Campus: 617-333-2364
Plymouth Campus: 508-747-2424
Apply to the continuing education RN-BS program whenever you're ready. Curry has no application fee. You can enroll in most continuing education courses while you're compiling the application materials. Once complete, we promptly review your materials and mail an acceptance letter to you. If you apply for financial aid, Curry's Student Financial Services Office will notify you after you are accepted about eligibility for a financial aid award.