RN to MSN Program

Bridge Program for RN with Non-Nurse BS Degree

Description Objectives Curriculum Experience Next Steps

Tuition Credits for graduation Time to Complete
Academic Year 2018-2019
61-64 semester hours 2-3 years full-time

Program Description

The demand is high for nurses with advanced training. If you are a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor’s degree in a non-nurse subject, the Regis BS to MS Nursing Bridge program will allow you to take your career to the next level. Students in this program do not earn a bachelor’s degree but, instead, matriculate directly into the master’s program after completing four upper division Nursing courses. These courses include:

  • NU 304 Health Assessment
  • NU 403 Evidence for Clinical Practice
  • NU 404 Concepts and Challenges for Professional Practice
  • NU 510 Community-Based Nursing


Program Objectives


To prepare you for a career as an advanced practice nurse. Specialty tracks in this program include: Nurse Practitioner (Pediatrics, Family, Psychiatric-Mental Health, Adult/Geriatric, or Women’s Health), Acute/Adult Critical Care Clinical Specialist, Nursing Leadership/Health Policy, Nursing Leadership/Health Informatics, and Nursing Leadership/Health Administration.



Coursework in the BS to MS Bridge program will depend on the specialty track you choose. Total number of credits for this program vary, from 61-64 based on that track.

Coursework includes

  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Nursing Theory
  • Advanced Health Assessment

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Gaining Experience

Clinical placements offer 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 VNA Network, Cambridge Health Alliance, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital


Next Steps

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Two courses may be taken at Regis prior to applying and/or being accepted to the program:

Please contact the graduate admission office at 781-768-7330 or graduatedepartment@regsicollege.edu for more information. Completion of the two courses does not guarantee acceptance.

Designed for students with a bachelor’s degree in a non-nurse subject and an associate’s degree in nursing.

Application requirements:

  • Completed application form and all transcripts
  • Personal statement; Resume; two letters of recommendation
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required
  • Interview
  • A history of an unencumbered registered nurse license is required

Please note that the GRE is NOT required for the BS to Master of Science in Nursing program.


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