Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Program Details

The RN to BS Online and On-site Track meets the needs of registered nurses with other life responsibilities through a curriculum that combines web-based instruction with student-tailored practice. Designed for students with clearly defined career goals, it calls for substantial autonomy in meeting established objectives.

Program faculty helps students explore new areas of practice and lay the foundation for a problem solving approach to nursing practice and research. Students must successfully complete 120 credits to earn their University of Massachusetts Amherst Bachelor of Science degree. Of these credits:

  • 60 non-nursing credits must be completed before beginning the RN to BS Nursing Track
  • 30 additional nursing credits may be awarded for RN licensure
  • 30 credits are earned in the online or onsite nursing program

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Massachusetts-Amherst is accredited by:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Some College

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Must hold a current RN license
  • Requires completion of 52 non-nursing credits