Prepare Yourself For a Meaningful Career in Nursing

Academics

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is for students who want to make a difference in the lives of patients through compassionate, person-centered care. A values-based curriculum teaches students to be sensitive to the unique needs of different patients. State-of-the-art simulation labs and patient-centered clinicals at some of the best hospitals in the world help prepare our graduates to become knowledgeable, empathetic professionals.

Why Study Nursing?

Nursing is an incredibly rewarding career for those who enjoy making a difference in the lives of others. Graduates of a BSN program find themselves in a field that provides a reasonably high salary and steady employment. Furthermore, nursing is one of the most in-demand jobs of 2021 and the field provides an abundance of employment opportunities. Our program prepares students for the NCLEX-RN exam to obtain their nursing license and gives them the skills they need to pursue a career in nursing following graduation.

Career Outcomes for Nursing

There are several potential careers you can pursue with a BSN. Your nursing degree can lead you to health care positions working with a diverse population or specializing in specific populations and providing a very specialized service. Our nursing program trains you in all aspects of a nursing practice so that you can make an informed decision on your own.

Here is a brief list of some of the roles you can pursue as a registered nurse:

  • Pediatric Nurse
  • Geriatric Nurse
  • Medical-Surgical Nurse
  • Perioperative Nurse
  • Outpatient Nurse
  • Home Care Nurse
  • Psychiatric Nurse
  • Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Field Experience Opportunities

Our nursing program provides you with hands-on opportunities at some of the top hospitals in the Boston area. You will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge at hospitals such as Massachusetts General, Brigham and Women’s, and Boston Children's Hospital. This allows you to get an early start in providing direct care to patients in a variety of settings that will bolster your resume and help you decide which direction to take your professional nursing career.

I worked at Newton-Wellesley Hospital during my junior year which led to a summer job working as a patient care assistant. These experiences helped me so much in preparing for my senior year, when I worked in pediatric and maternity at Brigham and Women's and Mass General Hospital.
Justine Murphy '17

Frequently Asked Questions About the Nursing Degree Completion Program

  • What are the prerequisites for this program?

    Students interested in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and who meet certain criteria may be directly accepted into the major as first-year students.

    Students who do not meet the direct-accept criteria but are admitted to Regis College have the option of pursuing the first-year nursing curriculum and be evaluated for acceptance by nursing faculty at the end of the first semester of sophomore year.

    To be considered for the nursing major, students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and no courses below 2.0 (C). Students must earn a B- (2.7) in all NU courses. Once a student matriculates into the nursing major, an overall GPA of 2.7 and a 2.7 (B minus) grade in all nursing courses must be maintained.

  • Do you have an accelerated BSN program?

    Yes! If you are looking to get your bachelor's degree in nursing sooner than four years, our Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program will get you your degree in just 16 months. This program is ideal for those looking for a career change, graduates who hold an associate's degree in nursing, or students pursuing multiple degrees.

  • How do I go about changing my major to nursing if I already attend Regis?

    Undergraduate students already enrolled in another major at Regis College, including satellite campuses, who wish to change their major to nursing are subject to all transfer policies currently in place for external transfer students applying for admission into the Regis nursing program, including the need for SATs (math 530, critical reading 27/40) or ACTs (composite score of 21) and interview with the Nursing Transfer Advisor, as outlined in the internal transfer process below.

    Internal applicants will first meet with Regis Advising to complete the transfer application form for admission to the undergraduate nursing program. Regis Advising will contact the Office of Admission for documents needed to confirm or add to information on transfer application, completing an initial review of the form to ensure the applicant meets the minimum criteria for admission into the Regis nursing program. Regis Advising will forward the Internal Transfer form to the Nursing Transfer Advisor who will schedule a meeting with the student to take place within two weeks of receipt of application.