Accelerated 16 month B.S. in Nursing for Non-Nurse College Graduates in Lawrence

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Description Objectives Curriculum Experience Next Steps

Tuition Credits for graduation Time to Complete
$1,185 /credit 60 semester hours 16 months full-time

Program Description

For non-nurse college graduates who want to pursue a nursing career, our Regis North Campus located in Lawrence, MA provides an industry-leading BSN program in an accelerated format allowing you to graduate in just 16 months. Taught by faculty from Regis' main campus, you will graduate from one of the region's top nursing programs with the skills and clinical experience to excel as a nurse.

Nurses are on the frontlines of our healthcare system. Nursing continues to be one of the fastest growing and highly sought after occupations. At Regis North, we can prepare you to help fill that industry demand. With clinical placements throughout Massachusetts, including downtown Boston and regionally in the Merrimack Valley, our students become versatile and while building a large professional network.


Program Objectives

The Accelerated BS in Nursing at Regis North prepares you to sit for the NCLEX examination and work as a Registered Nurse. Program includes:

  • Clinical placements that provide valuable hands-on experience
  • Classwork that prepares you with skills needed in the care setting



Through rigorous coursework and clinical experiences, this full-time program trains you for a career in nursing.

Program Coursework includes

  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Complex Care Nursing

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Prerequisite Requirements

We strongly encourage applicants to have completed at least 5 of the 8 prerequisites, preferably the physical sciences plus labs, 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

The required clinical placements allow you to take what you learned in the classroom and apply it directly to a clinical setting. You will gain experience in the field by learning from professionals, creating a professional network, and interacting with patients. The goal of Regis North is to provide you with a well-rounded experience, which is why clinical placements happen at hospitals in both the Merrimack Valley and in downtown Boston.


Next Steps

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The Accelerated BS in Nursing for Non-Nurses is designed for students with a previous bachelor's degree in a non-nurse subject. Apply Now to take the next step in this high demand field.

Spring 2019 Application Deadlines:

Early Action Deadline - June 1, 2018

Regular Action Deadline - September 5, 2018

Rolling admission cycle after regular action deadline on a space available basis.

Program Start Date - January 22, 2019

Summer 2019 Application Deadline:

March 1, 2019

Rolling admission cycle after priority deadline on a space available basis.

Program Start Date - May 13, 2019

Application requirements

  • Completed application form; transcripts from undergraduate degree and all prerequisite courses
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Resume; statement of purpose; two letters of recommendation
  • Interview by invitation
  • 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.

Please join us for an Information Session:

RSVP: Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 6pm, El-Hefni Building, room 301, 414 Common Street, Lawrence, MA

RSVP: Monday, October 22, 2018, 6pm, El-Hefni Building, room 301, 414 Common Street, Lawrence, MA

Drop-in dates to meet with an Admission Counselor on Tuesdays only starting September 11, 2018 through November 13, 2018  at Regis North.

You may drop-in or rsvp to reserve an appointment at


Contact Information

Donna Papapietro, Associate Director of Graduate Admission

Additional Information

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Regis College Accelerated BS in Nursing allows you to become a nurse in as little as 16 months with no prior experience. Are you ready to become a nurse?