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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BS Degree Completion) program at Regis College is designed for caring registered nurses with an associate's degree who are inspired to continue their education for professional and personal growth. Our goal is to empower registered nurses with the skills, expertise, and qualifications needed to succeed in today's evolving healthcare industry.

Complete in as little as 12 months
Credits awarded for associate’s degree nursing courses and active RN license
Transfer in a total of 90 credits

Program Overview

Our RN-to-BS in Nursing program builds upon your existing expertise, providing a seamless transition to the next level of your career. Once you have completed the required courses, you’ll have the opportunity to create your own capstone project that relates to your specific field of interest in nursing.

Upon successful completion of the program, you’ll earn a baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing. For those who want to continue their education, there is a direct pathway to the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program as well.

We invite you to a download the RN-to-BS flyer to review the required curriculum and prerequisites, and to hear what a student has to say about their experience.

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Why Earn Your RN to BS Degree at Regis?

Earning your RN-to-BS degree is a wise choice that enhances your nursing education by providing a broader understanding of healthcare. A BS can also open new doors for aspiring healthcare professionals. It enables you to advance your career and assume roles you might never have considered like nurse leader, change agent, school nurse, occupational health nurse, or certification in a specialty like critical care, or cardiology. To pursue this goal, Regis’ RN-to-BS degree will offer greater flexibility, with online or part-time study options, allowing you to balance your education with your work and personal life.

  • Program duration is 12 to 16 months
  • Online modality with classes offered asynchronous or Zoom synchronous hybrid
  • No clinical component
  • 45 credits will be awarded for associate's degree nursing courses and active RN license
  • Personalized academic support from faculty, the program director, and an advisor

Once accepted into the program, it will be important to meet with your advisor to develop your personal curriculum plan, as the sequencing of courses can impact the time it takes you to complete the program.

We invite you to download the RN to BS flyer to review the required curriculum and prerequisites, and to hear what a student has to say about their experience!

Personalized Curriculum Plan

At Regis, we are here to help you succeed and reach your goals. Once accepted into our program, you’ll meet one-on-one with a dedicated advisor to develop a personalized curriculum plan. This process determines your sequencing of courses and the time it will take you to complete the program.

Is a BS in Nursing Worth It?

Pursuing a bachelor's degree or higher in nursing comes with numerous benefits, including improved patient outcomes, more job opportunities, better chances for career advancement, and higher pay. Given the requirements in the healthcare industry, it is crucial to consider continuing education in nursing. Employers increasingly prefer or require nurses with a BS degree due to the more comprehensive skill set and critical thinking abilities it develops. This provides an incentive for nurses to consider furthering their professional development to meet their career goals.

Not only does this program help you further and develop your critical thinking and evidence-based practice skills, it also is what hospitals and collegiate programs will look for should you plan to continue on with your master’s or doctorate. I have attended a number of universities throughout my journey, but none of them have really helped me to succeed the way Regis has. I am constantly blown away by the support that continues to be offered to me here. The relationships with my professors that I have cultivated is by far the most valuable piece of my program. I can tell how passionate they are about their roles as my educator and our overall field. It’s inspiring to me as someone who is also interested in becoming a nursing educator one day.
Molly Greenwood, DNP ’23

Application Requirements

  • Application
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official transcripts

Once you submit your application, you may check the status of supplementary materials by logging into your account. Your application checklist will indicate received and missing application materials, including transcripts, recommendations, standardized test scores, resume, and personal statement.