RN to BS in Nursing

Complete your Bachelor of Science in Nursing with the UMass Amherst Online RN to BS 

For licensed RNs who wish to complete a Bachelor’s degree  

Why Choose the Online RN to BS at UMass Amherst?

The University of Massachusetts Amherst RN to BS option will prepare you to:

  • Enhance your nursing expertise
  • Assume leadership roles in healthcare
  • Remain competitive in today’s rapidly-changing nursing settings
  • Explore new areas of practice

As an RN to BS student, you will:

  • Start in either Spring or Summer
  • Graduate in as little as one year, even while working full time
  • Learn from the same renowned faculty as our on-campus students
  • Attend the university's graduation ceremony and the College of Nursing Pinning celebration upon completion of degree requirements

Online Learning at the UMass Amherst College of Nursing

Online learning at UMass Amherst offers you all the resources of a leading, accredited university with the benefit of:

  • 24-hour access to your classroom.
  • The opportunity to participate in your course according to your own schedule.
  • A lively, interactive environment that fosters networking and idea-sharing with professional colleagues.
  • Outstanding UMass Amherst instructors skilled at accommodating the diverse learning styles and needs of distance learners.
  • Access to the university’s vast electronic research holdings.


If you have questions about the RN to BS option, please complete an information request form or contact:

Liz Theroux, Program Assistant   
022 Skinner Hall



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.

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Current undergraduate nursing students: Please click here and then select the "UMass Amherst Student Success Collaborative -- Campus Platform" link to log in and make an advising appointment.  

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UMass Amherst Ranked #3 Best Online RN to BS Program

TopRNtoBS.com has ranked UMass Amherst's Online RN to BS program #3 nationally based on reputation, affordability, and perceived graduate success.