Admission Requirements

Since students in the RN-BS-MSN program first complete the RN-BS coursework, after which point their studies flow right into their MSN program, the admission requirements for the RN-BS-MSN track are the same as those for the RN-BS program.

RN-BS-MSN Candidates

Applicants are required to be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing and meet the requirements for the RN-BS Program. The following courses are required:

  • English: 3 credits
  • Introduction to Psychology: 3 credits
  • Anatomy and Physiology: 8 credits
  • Life Span Growth and Development : 3 credits
  • Microbiology: 4 credits
  • Non-nursing electives: 15 credits

Nursing License Requirements

Applicants must be eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts.

Required Documentation

  • One letter of recommendation, preferably from an academic source or from the administrative supervisor in the most recent┬ánursing position.
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate programs and graduate level courses.
  • Successful completion of a three-credit statistics course with a final grade of at least C+.
  • Current resume that includes prior education and work experience.
  • Writing sample reflecting applicant’s graduate learning goals and reasons for applying to the graduate program (maximum length 3 pages).
  • Proof of licensure as an RN by end of second semester.