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RN to BS Track

Online learning geared to the working professional

The UMass College of Nursing offers the RN to BS track for students who are already registered nurses. Earning a bachelor's degree is the first step toward leadership positions in nurse management, clinical specialties, and public health and research – careers that deliver immense personal satisfaction and long-term financial rewards.

RNs can fulfill work and family obligations without giving up advancement potential or a world-class education. All program coursework is designed to be completed online. Students can complete the clinical component of the program at a location convenient to their homes, but must attend an on-campus orientation, occasional brief clinical conferences, and one evaluation day in the spring.

Important Bb Information from Orientation

Click here to download important Blackboard information from the student orientation.

Transfer Credit

Completion of the Transfer Credit Evaluation Request is the first step in the application process.

Program Schedule:

  • Full time is equivalent to 3 courses per semester, including summer session, allowing for program completion in three semesters.
  • Part-time is equivalent to 2 courses per semester, including summer session, allowing for program completion in six semesters.
  • Coursework begins in June and ends the following May.

Students who successfully complete the program receive the same Bachelor of Science degree as students in the university's on-campus programs, and are entitled to attend the university's graduation ceremony and the College of Nursing Convocation celebration.


RN-BS Track Full-time & Part-time Plan of Study  

RN-BS Track Information Session 


Additional Information

Achievement Test Information for Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology and Normal Nutrition

Achievement Test Suggested Study Materials

Registration Form

Contact Information

For answers to your questions and for more information contact (413) 545-0484