RN-BS Program Options and Curriculum Schedule

Admission Requirements

Applicants are required to be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing and meet all Elms College admission requirements. Additional credit for nursing core and elective courses can be determined upon transcript review.

English
Literature
History
Fine/Performing Arts
Life-span Human Development
Introductory Psychology
Anatomy and Physiology
Microbiology

 Main Campus Program Option

Main Campus RN-BS program Schedule:

  • Mondays, 4:30-9 p.m.
  • Classes held on the main campus, Chicopee
  • 7, eight-week sessions
  • Select courses may be offered online
  • Contact: Suzanne Barenski, PhD, RN, barenskis@elms.edu

Off-Campus RN-BS Program Options

Berkshire Campus RN-BS program Schedule:

HCC RN-BS Off-Campus program Schedule:

  • Tuesdays, 5:00-9:30 p.m.
  • Classes held at the Center for Health Education, 404, Jarvis Ave., Holyoke
  • 7, eight-week sessions
  • Select courses may be offered online
  • Contact: Virginia Newell-Stokes, M.S., RN, 413-265-9521, newellstokesv@elms.edu

GCC RN-BS Off-Campus program Schedule:

  • Thursdays, 4:30-9 p.m.
  • Classes held at Greenfield Community College, Greenfield
  • 7, eight-week sessions
  • Select courses may be offered online
  • Contact: Virginia Newell-Stokes, M.S., RN, 413-265-9521, newellstokesv@elms.edu

MWCC RN-BS Off-Campus program Schedule:

  • Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Classes held at Mount Wachusett Community College campus, Gardner
  • 7, eight-week sessions
  • Select courses may be offered online
  • Contact: Virginia Newell-Stokes, M.S., RN, 413-265-9521, newellstokesv@elms.edu

QCC RN-BS Off-Campus program Schedule:

  • Wednesdays, 2:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Classes held at the Healthcare Workforce and Development Center, 25 Federal Street, Worcester
  • 7, eight-week sessions
  • Select courses may be offered online
  • Contact: Virginia Newell-Stokes, M.S., RN, 413-265-9521, newellstokesv@elms.edu

RN-BS Courses and Curriculum Schedule

Session 1 – NUR 311 Nursing as a Profession
Session 1 – NUR 260 Professional Communication
Session 2 -NUR 312 Adult Health Assessment
Session 2 – MAT 109 Statistics

Session 1 – NUR 327 Family Theory/Application
Session 1 – NUR 317 Genomics: Application to Nursing Practice
Session 2 – NUR 340 Evidence-based Nursing Practice
Session 2 – Religion Course

Session 1- NUR 438 Quality & Safety in Healthcare

Session 1- NUR 445 Population Health Nursing
Session 1 – NUR 532 Policy Heath and Advocacy (Graduate Bridge Course)
Session 2 – NUR 640 Leadership & Management (Graduate Bridge Course )
Session 2 – PHI 248 Healthcare Ethics