Accelerated BS in Nursing
A full-time program on the UMass Amherst campus for students with bachelor's degrees in non-nursing fields.
A career in nursing offers many career options, geographic mobility and the opportunity for professional advancement in health care. Nurses are needed everywhere!
The full-time Accelerated BS in Nursing will allow you to earn a second bachelor's degree in nursing in just 16 months. You will gain the knowledge and clinical experience you'll need to launch your nursing career, and you will benefit from the resources of a world-class university, our renowned faculty and our supportive staff.
The program allows highly motivated students with bachelor's degrees in other disciplines to prepare for a rewarding career in nursing, with the potential to become a nursing leader and/or seek advanced nursing education.
UMass Amherst discloses that the curriculum for this program meets the educational requirements for licensure as a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts. UMass Amherst has not determined if this program meets the educational requirements for licensure in any other states or territories. We encourage you to investigate the requirements of the states or territories in which you wish to seek licensure prior to accepting our offer of admission.