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Nursing Program (RN to BSN) (B.S.)

  • Program Overview

    This program is designed to advance your studies as a professional nurse in the healthcare system.

    Endicott College's RN to BSN program is a degree completion program designed for experienced or newly graduated nurses who wish to obtain their BSN while continuing to work full time. Providing a solid base in a liberal education, this program will strengthen your critical competencies. These include evidence-based care, leadership, health promotion, disease prevention, and the use of technology to enhance your clinical and professional development.

    • 100% online, flexible format
    • Accelerated RN to BSN program completion in just 15-16 months
    • Up to 85 transfer credits accepted 
    • Affordable RN to BSN tuition, no hidden fees
    • Cohesive cohort-model promotes peer interaction and support

    To view additional program application requirements please see the Curriculum tab. 

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    BS RN to BSN
  • Curriculum

    Admission Requirements

    Candidates for the Rn to BSN program should have a minimum of two years full-time work experience. Admission to an undergraduate program requires a high school diploma, GED or conferred Associates degree from an accredited college or university. Prospective students may apply online at or submit the following materials to Van Loan School Admissions, Endicott College, 376 Hale St, Beverly, MA 01915:

    • Completed undergraduate application;

    • Non-refundable $25 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online) Application fee waived for veteran and military students
    • Essay of 250 - 500 words on career goals;
    • Official final high school transcript or GED certificate
    • Official transcripts of any post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s), including Joint Service Transcripts.
    • Official scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better.

    All admissions requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted, or matriculated, in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before the completion of 6 Endicott credits.

    Additional Admission Requirements for the R.N. to B.S. in Nursing:

    • Official transcript of the Associate of Science or comparable course- work that led to the registered nurse license;
    • Cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better from an ACEN accredited associate's degree program or diploma is required.
    • Current unrestricted Nursing license

    Note: Applicants who did not graduate from an accredited program must complete proficiency examinations prior to enrollment in nursing courses. Applicants may complete either the ACT/PEP Examinations, Adult Nursing, Maternal/ Child Health in Nursing, Baccalaureate and Psychiatric/ Mental Health Nursing with a standard score of 45 or better on each exam OR the NLN Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exams (ACE) II RN-BSN: Care of the Adult Client, Care of the Client During Childbearing and Care of the Child or, Care of the Client with a Mental Disorder, with a decision score of 75 or better on each exam.

    International Applicants for Undergraduate Admission Requirements
    Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants must request that an official academic transcript confirming a secondary school diploma equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma be sent directly from the secondary school. Educational documents from outside the U.S. must be accompanied by a certified English translation, if deemed necessary.

    All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency. International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their high school transcript and diploma are not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott- sponsored student visa.

    Program of Study

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the program, students will: 

    • Synthesize knowledge from humanities, science and nursing as a foundation for holistic, safe, patient-centered care throughout the lifespan.
    • Apply knowledge of professional standards, leadership, quaility improvement and patient safety while employing moral, ethical, social and legal conduct to nursing practice. 
    • Incorporate theoretical concepts, nursing process and research in nursing practice to deliver quality care.
    • Integrate information technology to improve quality, patient-centered care.
    • Participate in quality improvement processes understanding healthcare policy and regulatory environments to achieve positive patient health outcomes.
    • Facilitate therapeutic communication with patients and families and collaborate effectively with the interprofessional team.
    • Provide individualized health promotion/illness prevention education and interventions to patients, families, and populations when appropriate.
    • Integrate leadership skills, professional values, continued learning and a caring professional identity.
    • Use critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in academic discourse within the nursing discipline across the continuum of healthcare environments.

    Required Curriculum

    World Cultures Course - 3 cr.
    Aesthetic Awareness & Creative Expression Course - 3 cr.
    Literary Perspectives Course - 3 cr.
    Individual and Society Course - 3 cr.
    Values & Ethical Reasoning Course - 3 cr.
    Global Issues Course - 3 cr.
    Open Electives - 11 cr. 

    BIO 201 - Anatomy and Physiology I
    BIO 201 - Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
    BIO 202 - Anatomy and Physiology II
    BIO 202L - Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
    BIO 292 - Microbiology
    BIO 292L - Microbiology Lab
    BIO 335 - Pathophysiology
    ENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I
    ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II
    MTH 126 - Applied Statistics
    NU 210 - Fundamentals of Nursing
    NU 211 - Care of Adults
    NU 230 - Health Assessment
    NU 305 - RN Role Transition
    NU 306 - Nursing Research
    NU 307 - Pharmacology
    NU 316 - Psychosocial Nursing
    NU 313 - Care of Childbearing Families
    NU 314 - Care of Children
    NU 400 - Nursing Internship and Seminar
    NU 408 - Leadership and Management in Nursing
    NU 410 - Acute Care Nursing
    NU 411 - Community/Population Health Nursing
    NU 489 - Senior Thesis I
    NU 490 - Senior Thesis II
    PE 210 - Nutrition

    Total Degree Requirements - 126 credits

    View academic catalog and learning outcomes

RN to BSN at a Glance

$418 Per credit hour
16 Months to completion
85 Maximum number of transfer credits accepted
"The online courses are structured, flexible, and manageable as I am able to balance my school, work, and a full-time job as a registered nurse. ... The professors create a friendly and supportive learning environment for me which has helped me feel more and more confident on my academic path."
Lauren Chhor ‘20
RN, Urgent Care, Lynn Community Health Center
Female student nurse evaluating a male student subject

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Endicott College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing annually reviews the Cummings School of Nursing and Health Sciences’s baccalaureate degree program in nursing and has continued to award full approval status in compliance with 244 CMR 6.00 : Standards for Nursing Education Program Approval.