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Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science Degree

Curry College continuing education alumna in scrubs representing the RN-BS degree programIn 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?

  • Courses that fit your schedule and learning needs: 15-week in-class; 7-week hybrid; or 7-week online
  • Competitively priced tuition with no additional fees
  • Tuition assistance available reducing your per credit price to $375 when you register for 6 or more credits
  • 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.

Degree Requirements and Schedules

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 basic program if taken on the college level. A grade of C+ or better must be achieved in the prerequisite science courses and labs.

We suggest that you begin your studies with NSG 2100: RN Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing. 27 nursing credits, and other degree requirements are required for the RN-BS program. You must achieve a passing grade of “B-” (80) to pass all nursing courses:

COURSE

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

NSG 2000

Health Assessment

3

NSG 2100

RN Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing

4*

NSG 2200

Pathophysiology

3

NSG 2500

Pharmacology

3

NSG 3032

Population Health in the Community

5

NSG 3041

Evidence for Nursing Practice

3

NSG 3470

Health Policy and Finance

3

NSG 3982

Synthesis of Nursing Practice

3

TOTAL CREDITS: 

27

 *Degree students will receive 34 nursing transfer credits upon successful completion of NSG 2100/RN Transition.

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 classes meet just once a week for 8 or 15 weeks.  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 attending classes 1 evening or Saturday per week.

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...

Course Schedules and Registration Information

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.