Undergraduate Program

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Classes are held at the UMass Center at Springfield

Applications accepted through January 15 for August admission. NOTE: UMass Amherst is not able to offer immigration sponsorship for applicants to this program who are not US citizens or permanent residents.


The Accelerated BS in Nursing is a full-time program that allows students to earn a BS in Nursing in 17 months. This option is open to students who have completed bachelor’s degrees in other disciplines.


As an Accelerated Nursing student, you will:

  • Benefit from the expertise of the College of Nursing’s distinguished, caring faculty
  • Collaborate with fellow students in team learning environments
  • Become proficient in current technology in the UMass Center's state-of-the-art simulation lab
  • Gain valuable clinical experience in area healthcare facilities and community agencies under the guidance of faculty advisors
  • Prepare for a career that offers job security and the opportunity for geographic mobility

Students who satisfactorily complete the 58 residence credits will be awarded a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing.

The Accelerated BS in Nursing begins each August.

Tours of the Springfield Center 

Tours of the Springfield Center are offered every Monday and Wednesday from 3-4 pm except on Monday holidays.  Please click here to register for a tour at least 2 business days in advance. 


If you have specific questions about the Accelerated BS in Nursing, please complete an information request form or contact:

Jackie Montgomery, Program Assistant 

Note:   Please direct questions about the admissions process to the Online Education Admissions Office:  admissions@oe.umass.edu.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.