Accelerated BSN Programs in Massachusetts


There are quite a few accelerated BSN degree programs located in Massachusetts. Many of the nursing schools offer campus-based learning, but there are multiple online programs accepting Massachusetts residents as well. Featured online programs and the full list of accelerated bachelor’s of science in nursing programs are highlighted below.

Curry College
1071 Blue Hill Ave., Milton, MA 02186. Tel: 617-333-0500.
Curry College is a public institution located in Milton, Massachusetts, 7 miles from downtown Boston, with a second campus in Plymouth, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1879 by Anna Baright as the School of Elocution with Alexander Graham Bell named the school’s first chancellor. In 1943 the school’s name was changed to Curry College after Anna Baright’s husband, Samuel Silas Curry.

Today, Curry College offers certificates, undergraduate degrees and graduate degree programs in 20 academic areas. The proximity of the School of Nursing to Boston allows students access to clinical opportunities in some of the nation’s best hospitals and health care facilities. The School of Nursing offers the traditional BSN program as well as the Accelerated BSN program at the Milton campus. This second degree accelerated BSN program allows students to earn a BSN degree after 16 months of full-time classroom and clinical work. To qualify for this BSN second degree program, the student must have already earned a bachelors degree in a field other than nursing and must have completed the 6 prerequisite classes with a grade of “B-” or better in each. The prerequisite courses include: Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Microbiology, Chemistry, Statistics, and Human Growth and Development. The application deadline is in April for January entry.

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

179 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115-5896,

617-732-2800

The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science is a private institution located in the Longwood Medical section of Boston, Massachusetts, with campuses in Worcester, Massachusetts and Manchester, New Hampshire. It was founded by several Boston pharmacists in1823 as the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. It is the oldest college in Boston and the oldest school of pharmacy in the United States. Today, the school has expanded beyond pharmacy education to offer over 30 different certificate and degree programs in several different health care fields. The School of Nursing offers the Postbaccalaureate BSN program that allows students to achieve the BSN degree after 16 months of full-time, year-round study. This program is offered only on the Manchester and Worcester campuses. The schedule includes 15-week fall semesters, 15-week spring semesters, and 12-week summer sessions ending in May of the third year. To qualify for this 2nd degree BSN program, the student must have already earned a bachelor degree in a field other than nursing. In addition, within 10 years of matriculation, the student must have completed the 7 prerequisite classes with a grade of “C” or better in each. The applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

MGH Institute of Health Professions

MGH Institute of Health Professions

36 First Avenue, Boston, MA 02129-4557,

617-726-2947

The MGH Institute of Health Professions is a private institution that is part of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and closely affiliated with Harvard Medical School. It was founded in 1873 as Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing and granted diplomas in nursing. In 1977 the Commonwealth of Massachusetts gave the school approval to grant degrees and in 1980 the school was renamed the MGH Institute of Health Professions. MGH Institute is now organized into 3 schools: the School of Nursing, the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and the Center for Interprofessional Studies and Innovations. The School of Nursing offers the Accelerated BSN program that allows students to earn a BSN degree after 14 months of full-time classroom and clinical work. To qualify for this top ABSN (Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program, the student must have already earned a bachelors degree in a field other than nursing, and within 10 years of matriculation must have completed the 6 prerequisite classes with a grade of “C” or better in each. The application deadline is in July.

Northeastern University

Northeastern University

50 Nightingale Hall, 360 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115,

877-668-7727

Northeastern University is a private university located on a 73-acre campus in the Fenway section of Boston, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1898 as the Evening Institute for Younger Men and classes were held at the Huntington YMCA. By 1935 day classes were added and the curriculum was expanded, leading the school to change its name to Northeastern University. Today Northeastern offers over 125 academic programs in 9 colleges and schools.

The College of Nursing was opened in 1964, and is now a school that is part of the Bouvé College of Health Sciences. The School of Nursing offers 4 options for earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, including the Direct Entry Nursing option that allows students to earn a BSN degree after 16 months of full-time classroom and clinical work. The clinicals are held at top-rated Boston area hospitals and clinics, allowing students to gain experience in areas such as primary care, pediatrics, surgery, oncology, and cardiothoracic care. To qualify for this BSN second degree program, in addition to having already earned a bachelors degree in a field other than nursing, the student must have completed the prerequisite coursework. The application deadline is in January.

Regis College

Regis College

235 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA 02493,
781-768-7000

Regis College is a private, Catholic college located on a 132-acre campus in Weston, Massachusetts, 12 miles from downtown Boston. It was founded in1927 by the Sisters of St. Joseph, and was named after Reverend Mother Mary Regis Casserly, the founder for the Sisters of St. Joseph. Originally a college for women, Regis College became coeducational in 2007. Recognized for its rigorous academics, small classes, and diverse student population, Regis now offers over 40 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The Nursing Department, established in 1983, began as a BSN degree completion program for registered nurses. The program now offers the Part-Time BS in Nursing program that allows students holding a bachelor’s degree to earn a BSN degree after 8 semesters of part-time study. This accelerated BSN program can be completed in 3 years, including summers. To qualify for this BSN second degree program, the student must also have completed the 8 prerequisite classes prior to matriculation. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

University of Massachusetts at Amherst

University of Massachusetts at Amherst

37 Mather Drive, Amherst, MA 01003-9291,

413-545-0222

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a public college located in Amherst, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1863 as the Massachusetts Agricultural College to provide agricultural, military and mechanical training. Over the next few decades the school expanded its curriculum to include liberal arts, and in 1931 its name was changed to Massachusetts State College. In 1947 Massachusetts State College became the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. The University of Massachusetts at Amherst has fostered a reputation as both an excellent academic institution and major research facility. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in over 200 academic areas as well as an online learning program.

The School of Nursing was established in 1953 and now offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The Second Bachelor’s Track provides the opportunity for students who have already received a bachelors degree to use their general education credits toward earning a BSN in an accelerated timeframe. To qualify for this 17-month BSN second degree program, the student must also have completed the 6 prerequisite classes with a grade of “C” or better in each. The application deadline is in February.

University of Massachusetts Boston

University of Massachusetts Boston

100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125-3393,

617-287-5000

The University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston) is a public university located on a 177-acre waterfront campus in Boston, Massachusetts. It is the second largest campus in the University of Massachusetts system. UMass Boston was established in 1964 by the Massachusetts legislature. Today UMass Boston offers over 115 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 8 colleges and schools. It also offers a distance learning program as well as a corporate education program. The College of Nursing and Health Sciences is known for both its rigorous academics and its research programs. The Accelerated BSN program is an intensive program that allows students to earn the BSN degree after 15 months. To qualify for this BSN second degree program, the student must have already earned a bachelors degree in a field other than nursing and must have completed the prerequisite classes with a GPA of at least 3.5. The application deadline is in February.

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