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Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science Degree

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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.

Why Earn Your BS in Nursing? 

As a Registered Nurse, there is no better way to prepare for the growing demands of the dynamic 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:

  • Provides career advancement and broaden career options in the nursing field
  • Enhances personal and professional growth
  • Improves critical-thinking skills
  • Increases understanding of health care bureaucracy and policies
  • Augments ability to act as a change agent and patient advocate
  • Enables the pursuit of future graduate education

Why Curry?

  • Class formats that fit your schedule and learning needs: 8-week sessions – Fully Online or Hybrid Learning (weekly classroom meetings blended with online learning) – You choose!
  • Competitively priced tuition with no additional fees
  • Our generous transfer credit policy accepts up to 90 credits, including science class, no matter how long ago you completed the courses
  • Your RN license automatically awards you 34 transfer credits

RN to Baccalaureate (BSN, BS or Bachelor of Science in Nursing) programs provide an efficient bridge for diploma and ADN-prepared nurses who wish to develop stronger clinical reasoning and analytical skills to advance their careers. RN-to-BS programs build on initial nursing preparation with course work to enhance professional development, prepare for a broader scope of practice, and provide a better understanding of the cultural, political, economic, and social issues that affect patients and influence care delivery. While a BS in nursing and a BSN are different degrees, they are essentially interchangeable in the field of Nursing.

Curry Everywhere!

Choose the location and learning format that fits your needs:

  • Online: 8-week fully online
  • Massasoit Community College Brockton Campus: 8-week evening hybrid format (Note: Classes will be online for Fall 2021 with synchronous online learning times each week)

Degree Requirements and Schedules

Join us virtually to learn more about the Curry College RN-BS degree program.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. -  Register

COURSE

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

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

MATH 1150

Statistics

3

TOTAL CREDITS

18*


*These courses are usually transferable from your nursing program if taken at the college level. Speak with an advisor to review prerequisites eligible for transfer. You may be able to start your nursing courses at Curry with some prerequisites outstanding.

The first course of the RN-BS curriculum must be NSG 2100: RN Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing. This course must be successfully completed prior to taking any other nursing courses.

The following 2000 level nursing courses must be completed before taking any 3000 level nursing courses. Students must be accepted degree students before they may register for their second semester of 2000 level nursing courses.

  • NSG 2005: Health Assessment for the RN Student
  • NSG 2201: Pathophysiology for the RN Student
  • NSG 2501: Pharmacology for the RN Student

Students must be accepted degree students and have completed all 2000 level nursing courses before they may register for the two courses listed below:

  • NSG 3470: Health Policy & Finance
  • NSG 3042: Evidence for Nursing Practice for the RN Student
  • (Statistics must be completed prior to taking Evidence for Nursing Practice.)
  • Students must complete the following prerequisites before registering for NSG 3132: Population Health in the Community for the RN Student
  • All 2000 level nursing courses

Students must complete the following before registering for NSG 3986 Senior Seminar: Synthesis of Nursing Practice for the RN Student:

  • All prerequisites
  • All 2000 level nursing courses
  • NSG 3132 – Population Health in the Community for the RN Student (Students may take either Evidence for Nursing Practice for the RN Student or Health Policy & Finance with Senior Seminar: Synthesis of Professional Nursing Practice for the RN Student)

NSG 3986 – Senior Seminar: Synthesis of Professional Nursing Practice for the RN Student must be the final nursing course. No other nursing course may be taken after completion of NSG 3986. Only students completing all of their other degree requirements while enrolled in NSG 3986 may register for this course.

Any exceptions to the above sequence of courses must be reviewed and approved by the RN-BS Coordinator.

Curry College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc (NEASC).  The RN - BS baccalaureate degree at Curry College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Part-time or Full-time - you choose the pace that's right for you

The Division of Continuing and Graduate Studies offers 8 week terms.  Our evening and weekend schedule, coupled with our in-class, online, and blended learning formats, provide you the opportunity to pursue your education while managing life's responsibilities.

Part-Time
Carrying a part-time schedule, you can complete up to 6 courses a year by registering for one class online or at Massasoit’s Brockton campus every 8 weeks.

Full-Time
Attend full-time by carrying a part-time course load.  How?  By enrolling in 2 courses every 8 weeks, you will complete a full-time course load on a part-time basis.  You may also consider taking a combination of our 8-week and 15-week classes.

YOU CHOOSE...

RN-BS Online Course Schedules and Registration Information

Massasoit Community College Course Schedule (PDF)

RN-BS Tuition Assistance Award

Finishing your degree is more affordable than ever. RN-BS Nursing students can take 6 or more credits per semester and reduce your per-credit cost to just $375/credit. Talk to your Advisor for complete Tuition Assistance Award details. Award eligibility and availability of courses is not guaranteed. 

Take the next step

We're excited you're considering one of our outstanding Curry College continuing education programs and look forward to helping you reach your career goals.