Gifty Oppong ’20

“After graduating from the ADN program at QCC, I was debating whether I should continue my education. Elms College made all of my dreams come true. The program is unique, the professors are helpful, and the workload for the program is manageable with a full time job.”

Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program in RN-BSN

The Elms College bachelor’s degree completion program offered at Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) in Worcester meet all general requirements of Elms College. This is a 15 month program with classes offered both on the QCC campus 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.

Interested in the RN-BSN online program? Click to learn more.


Course Sequence

QCC RN-BSN Off-Campus program:

  • Wednesdays from 4:30 – 9 p.m.
  • Classes held at the Healthcare Workforce and Development Center, 25 Federal Street, Worcester.
  • 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.


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

Fall I – Session 1

Course #Course NameCredits
NUR 3101Nursing as a Profession3
NUR 2600Professional Communication3

Fall I – Session 2

Course #Course NameCredits
NUR 3102Adult Health Assessment3
MAT 1009Statistics3

Spring I – Session I

Course #Course NameCredits
NUR 3207Family Theory/Application3
NUR 3107Genomics: Application to Nursing Practice3

Spring I – Session 2

Course #Course NameCredits
NUR 3400Evidence-based Nursing Practice3
Any religion (REL) course3

Summer – Session I

Course #Course NameCredits
NUR 4308Quality & Safety in Healthcare3

Fall II – Session 1

Course #Course NameCredits
NUR 4405Population Health Nursing3
NUR 5302Policy Health and Advocacy (Graduate Bridge Course)3

Fall II – Session 2

Course #Course NameCredits
NUR 6400Leadership & Management (Graduate Bridge Course)3
PHI 2408Healthcare Ethics3