Jessie Chenier ’17

“Don’t doubt yourself. A lot of people can come up with any excuse not to instill a change in their lives. If you can break that cycle and apply to the RN-BSN program, you can still live your life the way you’re living it, and further your education, too.”

Jessie Chenier ’17
RN-BSN program at Mount Wachusett Community College

RN-BSN Degree Completion

The RN-BSN degree completion program at Elms College is an accelerated, affordable, 12-15 month program designed to advance your nursing career. The program is available online and at three locations for face-to-face courses. We have individualized advising and a cohort model so you progress through the program with peers in a supportive group.

Elms College nursing students develop the communication skills and the critical thinking ability that prepares them to drive change in healthcare and make important contributions to patient safety and quality care.

Professional, Experienced Faculty

The Elms College RN-BSN program is taught by dedicated faculty with over 40 years of experience in educating RNs from the bedside to the boardroom.

CCNE Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program at Elms College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. The baccalaureate degree program is fully approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.

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Face-to-Face and Online Options

Face-to-Face

Online

  • The RN-BSN program is offered online following the same courses, requirements, and opportunities as the face-to-face program.

For tuition and per credit pricing information click here.

Quick Info

  • Accelerated 12-15 month program
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • Only 30 required Elms College credits
  • 6 graduate credits included
  • RN-BSN-MSN path available

Curriculum

Click to view course requirements for the RN-BSN.

RN-BSN 15-Month Online Track

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 3101NUR 311Nursing as a Profession3
NUR 2600NUR 260Professional Communication: PLA Eligible3
NUR 3XXXTechnology: Methods and Tools for Online Studies1
NUR 3102NUR 312Adult Health Assessment: PLA Eligible3
MAT 1009MAT 109Statistics3
Any religion (REL) course3
NUR 3207NUR 327Family Theory/Application: PLA Eligible3
NUR 3107NUR 317Genomics in Nursing3
NUR 3400NUR 340Evidence-based Nursing Practice3
NUR 4405NUR 445Population Health Nursing3
NUR 4308NUR 438 Quality & Safety in Healthcare3
PHI 2408PHI 248Healthcare Ethics3
Core courses as needed (HIS, ART)3

RN-BSN 12-Month Online Track

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 3101NUR 311Nursing as a Profession3
NUR 2600NUR 260Professional Communication: PLA Eligible3
NUR 3XXXTechnology: Methods and Tools for Online Studies1
NUR 3102NUR 312Adult Health Assessment: PLA Eligible3
MAT 1009MAT 109Statistics3
Any religion (REL) course3
NUR 3207NUR 327Family Theory/Application: PLA Eligible3
NUR 3107NUR 317Genomics in Nursing3
NUR 3400NUR 340Evidence-based Nursing Practice3
NUR 4405NUR 445Population Health Nursing3
NUR 4308NUR 438 Quality & Safety in Healthcare3
PHI 2408PHI 248Healthcare Ethics3

RN-BSN Classroom Track

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 3101NUR 311Nursing as a Profession3
NUR 2600NUR 260Professional Communication: PLA Eligible3
NUR 3102NUR 312Adult Health Assessment: PLA Eligible3
MAT 1009MAT 109Statistics3
NUR 3207NUR 327Family Theory/Application: PLA Eligible3
NUR 3107NUR 317Genomics in Nursing3
NUR 3400NUR 340Evidence-based Nursing Practice3
Any religion (REL) course3
NUR 4308NUR 438 Quality & Safety in Healthcare3
NUR 4405NUR 445Population Health Nursing3
PHI 2408PHI 248Healthcare Ethics3