Regis North

Earn your bachelor's degree at Regis North at NECC in Lawrence

At the Regis satellite campus at Northern Essex Community College in Lawrence, Massachusetts, students with an associate’s degree in nursing can pursue a bachelor of science in nursing and students with an associate's degree in any discipline can pursue a bachelor of arts in public health. Although the NCLEX is ultimately required for our nursing program, students may take up to two bachelor’s level courses while preparing to sit for the exam.

Our bachelor of science in nursing program offers valuable hands-on training in a classroom setting, student-to-student support, and personal support from faculty and advisors. A BSN degree prepares nurses for better employment opportunities and professional satisfaction. The highly-skilled care a BSN prepared nurse provides has been shown to dramatically improve patient recovery rates.

Public health is one of the fastest growing fields in the U.S. and offers a variety of career opportunities in the government sector, healthcare settings, non-profit community agencies, industry, schools, research centers and more. Public health professionals serve to protect or improve the health of a population or community. Public health is about prevention, promotion, protection, and preparedness. Public health complements healthcare by developing and implementing health educational programs and regulating health systems, identifying and monitoring diseases, developing public policy, and conducting research.

Check out what current students have to say about working toward a Regis bachelor's degree at Northern Essex Community College in our alumni magazine.

Yanina Vasquez, Regis North graduate, Class of 2017

First Group of Students to Graduate from Regis North in Lawrence

The first group of students studying at Regis North, the university’s satellite campus in Lawrence, participated in commencement on May 6.

“These students represent our efforts to provide an educational ladder to reach better opportunities for them and their families,” said President Antoinette Hays, PhD, RN. “We’re thrilled with their achievements and look forward to seeing where their future endeavors take them.”

Learn more about the university’s unique partnership with Northern Essex Community College and meet one of the graduates.

Why Regis

A Regis degree opens doors to successful careers in the nursing and health professions. Regis graduates are in demand by leading hospitals, medical centers, government agencies, and human service organizations across New England and beyond. The National League for Nursing hails Regis as a Center for Excellence in Nursing Education — we’re among only 19 programs in the U.S. so recognized. As of June 2016, Regis has been named one of the country’s top nursing schools and top 10 overall in New England by Nursing Schools Almanac, an online resource for aspiring nurses. We accept up to 90 credits of previously completed coursework, with grades of C or higher, and you will need at least 30 credits to obtain a Regis degree.

When Courses Are Held

Courses are offered on Tuesday and Wednesdays evenings in Lawrence or in a hybrid (in-class and online) format.

Fall 2017 Courses

Nursing Course Options: 8/29/17 – 12/12/17
NU 304-01 Health Assessment in Nursing, 1st 8 weeks (8/29 – 10/17): Tuesdays 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Professor Viera
NU 404-01 Concept & Challenges for Professional Practice, 2nd 8 weeks (10/24 – 12/12): Tuesdays 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Professor Amadon

Public Health Course Options: 9/6/17 – 12/9/17
PBH 307-01 Health & Society, Wednesdays 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Professor Granick
IPE 306-01 Research Methods, Tuesdays 6:00 – 9:00 pm, Professor Cifuentes
PBH 409C-02 Internship, Wednesdays 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Professor Granick *Faculty approval required

For all majors:
RS 309-03 Religious Hope and the Future [online], Professor Draper
CHW 101 Introduction to Public Health [hybrid], in class: Mondays, 10/28-12/19, 5:00 pm - 6:50 pm, El-Hefni, LC 133, Professor Dick [register through NECC’s Advising Center at 978-556-3440]

Application Requirements

  • Application
  • Official transcript from each institution you attended [Must be sent directly to our Weston campus address or hand delivered in a sealed envelope in Lawrence.]
  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose (waived for NECC associate's level graduates)
  • One letter of recommendation (waived for NECC associate's level graduates)
  • Admission interview (waived for NECC associate's level graduates)

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition is $485 per course credit plus a one-time technology fee of $555 for the 2017-2018 academic year. Students accepted into a program and taking six credits are eligible to apply for financial aid. Convenient payment plans are available. Please note all charges and fees are set by the Board of Trustees and are subject to change at any time. For more information, please contact Danielle Reis, Assistant Director of Financial Aid at 781-768-7987 or

Open Houses

Dates: September 11, October 16, November 13, and December 11

Time: 6:30-7:30 PM

Location: El-Hefni Allied Health Center, Room LC301, 414 Common Street, Lawrence, MA 01840


For more information

Hillary Dandurant
Admissions & Advising
235 Wellesley St.
Weston, MA 02493




Regis College: Regis North at NECC in Lawrence
If you have an associate’s degree in nursing, you can earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and if you have an associate's degree in any discipline, you can earn a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health, from Regis.