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.

CCNE Accredited

Elms RN-BSN nursing courses emphasize nationally recognized competencies for nurses and health professionals. The RN-BSN program of study integrates a strong liberal arts and sciences curriculum with the nursing specialization.

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.

Face-to-Face and Online Options


  • Elms College main campus — Chicopee, MA
  • Quinsigamond Community College — Worcester, MA
  • Berkshire Health Systems — Pittsfield, MA


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

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

Click to view course requirements for the RN-BSN.

Fall I - Session 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 3101NUR 311Nursing as a Profession3
NUR 2600NUR 260Professional Communication3

Fall I - Session 2

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

Spring - Session 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 3207NUR 327Family Theory/Application3
NUR 3107NUR 317Genomics: Application to Nursing Practice3

Spring - Session 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 3400NUR 340Evidence-based Nursing Practice3
Any religion (REL) course3

Summer - Session 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 4308NUR 438 Quality & Safety in Healthcare3

Fall II - Session 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 4405NUR 445Population Health Nursing4
NUR 5302NUR 532Policy Health and Advocacy (Graduate Bridge Course)3

Fall II - Session 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 6400NUR 640Leadership & Management (Graduate Bridge Course)3
PHI 2408PHI 248Healthcare Ethics3