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Become a Nurse with an MSN in Just 20 Months

Are you ready to make a difference? Designed for graduates who hold a non-nursing degree, Curry’s Accelerated Entry Master of Science in Nursing will prepare you to enter the nursing profession with a master’s degree, opening exciting career opportunities. Benefit from a curriculum built around real-world, hands-on experiences, and learn with a cohort of your peers.

Related: Accelerated 2nd Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (ACCEL)
(designed for students who want to make a career change into nursing)

The Curry Accelerated Entry Master of Science in Nursing:

  • Is open to anyone holding a non-nursing degree of any major with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Features partnerships with top Boston and regional hospitals
  • Provides hands-on experience through a capstone and clinical immersion experience

Tuition: Accelerated Entry MSN


We offer fixed tuition – because we’re as invested in your career as you.

  • The fixed tuition is $64,152 ($972 per credit x 66 credits).
  • We believe in transparency, so there are no hidden course fees.

Why Curry's Accelerated Entry MSN Program?

  1. Become a nurse with a master’s degree in 20 months.
  2. Earn a degree from a School of Nursing known for 40 years of excellence.
  3. Fixed tuition for the duration of your program with no additional fees.

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Real-world Experience for Real-World Challenges

Graduate prepared to tackle real healthcare challenges. Integral to the curriculum, the capstone and clinical immersion experience allow students to apply skills learned in the classroom.  Through the capstone experience, students collaborate with faculty on a focused scholarly project and broaden their understanding of a contemporary clinical issue by completion of a quality improvement project. An intensive clinical immersion course gives students real-world experience and preparation for the advanced generalist role.

FAQ: Accelerated Entry MSN Program

MSN Program Information

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Tuesday, August 6 @ 12:00 p.m. - Register

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Learn about the new HYFLEX format!

Tuesday, July 16 @ 5:00 p.m. - Register

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Continuing Education Programs:
Join us to learn how quickly you can complete your Bachelor's Degree.

Tuesday, August 13 @ 9:00 a.m. - Register

Connect with an Advisor

There's no need to wait for us to schedule an information session. Our knowledgeable advisors are available to meet with you via Zoom or phone to answer your questions. Get started on your way to earning your degree!

Schedule a one-on-one appointment now

Or even better, connect with an advisor by calling the campus of your choice:

Milton: 617-333-2364
Plymouth: 508-747-2424

A Rigorous Curriculum

The Accelerated Entry MSN load varies by semester and requires a full-time commitment. Attend hybrid classes over eight-week terms each semester — alongside related clinical coursework. During the last semester, students will participate in an immersive, clinical experience, complete a capstone project as well as receive preparation for the NCLEX-RN exam.

Semester 1: Fall (15 Credits)

MSN 5000 The Art and Science of Nursing 3
MSN 5010 Concepts & Competencies Across
the Lifespan I
MSN 5020 Pathophysiology Pharmacology I 3
MSN 5030 Health Promotion Across the Lifespan 3
MSN 5035 Clinical: Healthy Populations 3

Semester 2: Spring (15 credits)

MSN 5040 Evidence Based Research,
Theory & Practice
MSN 5050 Management of Chronic Disease Care:
Top 10 Health Problems
MSN 5060 Quality Improvement and Risk Management
for Nursing Practice
MSN 5070 Family Centered Care 3
MSN 5055 Clinical: Developmental Conditions
and Chronic Disease Care

Semester 3: Summer (9 credits)

MSN 5080 Complex Care 3
MSN 5090 Population Health 3
MSN 5085 Clinical: Acute-Chronic Complex Care 3

Semester 4: Fall (15 credits)

MSN 6450 Health Policy, Finance, and Systems 3
MSN 6030 Concepts and Competencies
Across the Lifespan II
MSN 6050 Informatics, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
for Nursing Practice
MSN 6020 Pathophysiology Pharmacology II 3
MSN 6035 Clinical: Palliative/Supportive Care 3

Semester 5: Spring (12 credits)

MSN 6060 Leadership and Management 3
MSN 6070 Transitions to the Advanced Generalist
Nurse Role
MSN 6982 Capstone 3
MSN 6985 Capstone Clinical Immersion 3

Curriculum is subject to change

Julie Grady, MSN Program Director, Associate Professor
Chimezie Agomoh, Assistant Professor
Sheryl Cifrino, Professor
Donna DelloIacono, Senior Lecturer
Joy Garamiase-Yee, Associate Professor
Maureen Hillier, Senior Lecturer
Oby Christi Ikoro, Assistant Professor
Susan R. James, Professor Emeritus
Maureen L. Murphy, Professor
Susan Natale, Associate Professor
Raquel Reynolds, Assistant Professor
Coleen Toronto, Associate Professor
Julianne Walsh, Associate Professor

MSN Program Outcomes:

  1. Implement strategies based on advanced reasoning and theory designed to improve quality and reduce risk within health care environments.
  2. Evaluate, translate and disseminate current nursing research designed to improve outcomes and increase nursing's body of knowledge.
  3. Analyze effectiveness of collaborative communication, teamwork strategies and information technologies designed to influence health-related outcomes.
  4. Advocate for ethical practice based on knowledge of professional standards, scope of practice, and distributive justice.
  5. Demonstrate leadership in effecting change in educational and healthcare systems through collaboration and advocacy at the local, state, national and global levels.
  6. Integrate academic and experiential knowledge, skills and attitudes into the advanced professional practice role.
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Accredited Programs. A Tradition of Excellence.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing program and master's degree in nursing program at Curry College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Take the next step

We're excited you're considering our flexible, convenient, and real-world focused Curry College Master of Science in Nursing program along with our other top notch Nursing Degree paths, and we look forward to helping you reach your career goals.