Christine Kiernan ’17

“If you are in the position to actively go out there and get your BSN degree, I think that you should grab the opportunity. By the time I finished the program, I saw the possibilities of where I could go.”

Christine Kiernan ’17
Clinical Educator, Berkshire Medical Center

Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program in RN-BSN

The Elms College RN-BSN program offered at Berkshire Health Systems (BHS) in Pittsfield meets all general requirements of Elms College. This is a 12-15 month program with classes offered both face-to-face and online. You enter this program with the required associate’s degree and satisfy Elms’ core requirements and the requirements of the RN-BSN program.

RN-BSN

Course Sequence

Berkshire Health Systems RN-BSN Off-Campus program:

  • 7 eight-week sessions, and selected courses may be online.
  • You can transfer up to 90 credits toward your Elms RN-BSN degree.
  • Only 30 residency credits are required.
  • Includes six graduate level credits.

Curriculum

Click to view course requirements for the RN-BSN Degree (BSN).

(15 month program) Fall I – Session 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 3101NUR 311Nursing as a Profession3
NUR 2600NUR 260Professional Communication3
NUR3###Technology: Methods and Tools for Online Studies (for online students only)3

Fall I – Session 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 3102NUR 312Adult Health Assessment3
MAT 1009MAT 109Statistics3

Spring I – Session 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 3207NUR 327Family Theory and Application3
NUR 3107NUR 317Genomics: Application to Nursing3

Spring I – Session 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 3400NUR 340Evidence Based Nursing3
REL ####Religion Core Requirement3

Summer I – Session 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 4308NUR 438Quality and Safety in Healthcare3
PHI 2408PHI 248Healthcare Ethics3

Summer I – Session 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 4405NUR 445Population Health Nursing3

Fall II – Session 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 6400NUR 640Leadership and Management3
NUR 5302NUR 532Health Care Policy and Advocacy3

(12 month program) Fall I – Session 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 3101NUR 311Nursing as a Profession3
NUR 2600NUR 260Professional Communication3
NUR 3###Technology: Methods and Tools for Online Studies3

Fall I – Session 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 3102NUR 312Adult Health Assessment3
MAT 1009MAT 109Statistics3
NUR 4405NUR 445Population Health Nursing3

Spring I – Session 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 3207NUR 327Family Theory and Application3
NUR 3107NUR 317Genomics: Application to Nursing3

Spring I – Session 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 3400NUR 340Evidence Based Nursing3
REL ####Religion Core Course3

Summer I – Session 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 4308NUR 438Quality and Safety in Healthcare3
PHI 2408PHI 248Healthcare Ethics3

Summer I – Session 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 6400NUR 640Leadership and Management3
NUR 5302NUR 532Health Care Policy and Advocacy3