Accelerated Master of Science in Nursing

Accelerated Nurse B.S./M.S Program

Description Objectives Curriculum Experience Next Steps

Tuition Credits for graduation Time to Complete
$1,595 /credit
Academic Year 2018-2019
94-97 semester hours 3 Years

Program Description

Job demand, good salaries and meaningful work make nursing an excellent field to enter. If you hold a bachelor’s degree in a non-nurse subject and would like to change careers, our accelerated BS to MS program provides an efficient way for you to become a nurse.


Program Objectives

The BS to MS in Nursing at Regis prepares you for the registered nurse licensing examination and to qualify for the advanced nursing practice certification. You will sit for the NCLEX exam after just 16 months of study and earn your Bachelor's of Science in Nursing at the end of your second year. In the third year, you will complete a specialist track and earn your Master's of Science in Nursing.


The Accelerated BS to MS in Nursing program offers both a day and an evening option. The BS component must be completed full-time. You can elect to complete the MS component part-time on a per credit basis.

Coursework includes

  • Acute Nursing Care
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Nursing Theory

Prerequisite Requirements

We strongly encourage applicants to have completed at least 5 of the 8 prerequisites, the physical sciences plus labs, preferably  in order to be reviewed for admission. Prerequisites* do not need to be completed at the time of application, but must be finished before starting the program with a B - or better.

*Physical Science Pre-requisites must be completed within seven years of the start of the program.


Gaining Experience

Clinical placements provides the opportunity to learn from professionals working in a clinical setting. Recent placements include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Franciscan Hospital Rosie’s Place. Graduates of this program are currently working at Mass General Hospital, Tufts Medical Center and the Veterans Administration.


Next Steps

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The Accelerated Nurse Practitioner BS/MS program is designed for students with a previous bachelor’s degree in a non-nurse subject

Application requirements:

  • Completed application form*; transcripts from undergraduate degree and all prerequisites courses
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required
  • Resume; Statement of Purpose; two letters of recommendation
  • Interview with may be required and are by invitation only
  • Scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT)*. If you hold a Master's Degree this requirement is waived
  •  A nursing student who has previously been enrolled in a nursing program in another college/university must submit, as part of their application, a letter from the dean or director of the nursing program indicating that they left in good standing
  • *Applicants using NCAS must submit all ;documents, including transcripts, to NCAS for verification. NCAS Applicants cannot be reviewed by the Regis Admissions team until they are verified on NCAS.


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