RN-to-BS-to-MS Upward Mobility Track

The RN-to-BS-to-MS track is designed for the Associate Degree or Diploma Nurse or the Registered Nurse who wishes to continue his or her education for professional and personal growth. The student will earn both the Baccalaureate and the Master's degree with a major in Nursing. This curriculum track also provides a foundation for Doctoral study in Nursing. Registered Nurses who have earned a non-nursing bachelors degreeshould apply to the RN-MS Nursing Bridge program.

The specialty areas and roles are 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. The length of time required to complete the RN-to-BS-to-MS Upward Mobility Track depends upon the selection of the full-time or part-time options for study. College policy requires that all graduate programs must be completed within seven years. RN-to-BS-to-MS students may exit the program upon completion of the Bachelor of Science degree.

It is important that you meet with your Faculty Advisor upon acceptance into the program in order to develop your personal curriculum plan, as the sequencing of courses can impact the time it takes you to complete the program.

Courses are offered during the day, in the evening, on weekends, and during the summer.

Upcoming Course Schedules

Articulation Agreements

All nursing programs that have been approved by the Board of Nursing in Massachusetts articulate with the Regis College RN-to-BS-to-MS Upward Mobility Track or the RN-MS Bridge Program.

Prerequisites to Upper-Division Nursing Major*

Admission to this track is limited to Registered Nurses who have current licenses in nursing and who qualify for admission to Regis College.

* Credit for prerequisite courses may be accepted in transfer from accredited institutions, through CLEP, through courses taken at Regis College, and through departmental challenge examinations in selected courses. Students may enroll in prerequisite courses prior to official acceptance into the RN-to-BS-to-MS Upward Mobility track.

Courses Required For The Undergraduate Core Curriculum And Nursing Major Prerequisites.

There is no time limit on science courses if the applicant is a practicing nurse. Sciences include: two semesters of anatomy and physiology, one semester of chemistry (inorganic and organic combined), and microbiology. Those who have not been in practice for 5 years prior to admission must repeat the prerequisite science courses or enroll in review courses at Regis College, which are available in anatomy and physiology, microbiology, and chemistry.

Students earning their first baccalaureate degree must take all required core curriculum courses and the sciences for the nursing major. These courses include the following:

English Composition I 3 credits
English Composition II 3 credits
History or Literature elective 3 credits
Sociology: Introductory 3 credits
Chemistry I/II Combined Course 4 credits
Microbiology 4 credits
Developmental Lifespan (Human Development) 3 credits
Anatomy and Physiology I 4 credits
Anatomy and Physiology II 4 credits
Religious Studies Requirement: (Not RS 112) 3 credits
Philosophy Requirement 3 credits
Social Science Requirement 3 credits
Ethics/Ethical Reasoning 3 credits
Expressive Arts: (May Use Spanish 100) 3 credits
Statistics 3 credits
Nursing Courses: (Must Be Validated) 40 credits
Total 89 credits

Required for Concentration in Nursing

BI 612 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 credits
NU 304 Health Assessment 3 credits
NU 403 Research Based Practice 3 credits
NU 404 Concepts and Challenges In Professional Practice 3 credits
NU 510 Community-Based Nursing 6 credits
NU 601 Nursing Theory 3 credits
NU 618 Seminar: Health Policy 3 credits
NU 620 Clinical Pharmacology 3 credits
NU 630 Advanced Nursing Research (prerequisite NU 601) 3 credits
NU 641 Advanced Clinical Pharmacology II (BI 612 recommended prerequisite) 3 credits
NU 669 Family Systems Theory 3 credits
Graduate Elective 1 3 credits
Graduate Elective 2 3 credits
BS Earned Here 130 Credits

In addition to these core courses, students may continue on to receive their MS and take courses specific to their Master's track and specialty area. The total number of credits varies with specific track and specialty and may vary from 104-110 total credits.

Courses Nursing Pathway

Contact Information

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e graduateadmission@regiscollege.edu

Dean's Office

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e snshp@regiscollege.edu
Regis College: Graduate Department