Did you ignore your long-time passion, hoping another career would be as fulfilling as nursing? If so, now is your chance to change the path you are on and leverage your previous bachelor’s degree to become a bachelor's-level nurse in just 16 months! We invite you to download the 16-month ABSN flyer to view a sample schedule, hear what a student has to say about their experience, and more!

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Why Earn Your ABSN at Regis?

Devora Pinsky, ABSN ’23

Why Become a Registered Nurse?

If you’re looking to make a difference and save lives on a daily basis while enjoying high job security and impressive benefits, nursing is for you.

It’s no secret that qualified registered nurses are in high demand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the projected growth of registered nurse jobs is nine percent from 2020 to 2030. Registered nurse is also ranked as a top job by the U.S. News and World Report.

A BSN will help you to take your career to the next level while making an impact.

How to Become a Registered Nurse With a Bachelor’s Degree

Our Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program is designed for career changers, new graduates, and many others who want to get a second bachelor’s degree and become a nurse. Building upon the undergraduate courses that you have already taken, you can jump directly into your nursing courses in the ABSN program.

This full-time, accelerated program located on our Weston, Massachusetts campus takes only 16 months to complete. Upon completion of the program, you’ll be able to sit for the NCLEX examination, become a registered nurse, and immediately enter the workforce.

Program Starts

  • Weston, MA campus - fall - September

Application Deadlines

Fall Application Deadlines

  • Early Action Deadline: December 1
  • Regular Action Deadline: March 1

Rolling admission after Regular Action deadlines. On a space-available basis, applicants are encouraged to apply after application deadlines and will be reviewed as received and completed following the deadline.

Quick Facts About the ABSN Program

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Months to Complete
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Total Tuition*

* Does not include fees. Based on the academic year 2022-2023. Cost per credit and total cost subject to inflation.

Frequently Asked Questions About the ABSN Program