Undergraduate Program

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Classes are held at the UMass Center at Springfield

Apply now!  Applications accepted through January 15 for August admission 


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 57 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 from 3-4 pm. The last tour in February will be on Monday, 2/12. Tours will then be on hold as we complete the current admissions process and will resume in April 2018.  Please click here to register for a tour at least 2 business days in advance. 


Need More Information?

Complete an information request form or contact:
Jackie Montgomery, Program Assistant 

Note:   Please direct questions about the admissions process to the Continuing & Professional Education Admissions Office:  admissions@cpe.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.