The RN-BS program is the first offering as part of a University Center model on Massasoit’s Brockton campus
August 15, 2019 – Brockton – Beginning this fall, area students who have completed their associate degree in nursing will have the opportunity to earn their bachelor of science in nursing from Curry College right at Massasoit’s Brockton campus. Students in the RN-BS program will benefit from the instruction of expert, full-time faculty and a competitive tuition rate.
“The demand for well-trained and educated nurses in Brockton and surrounding communities is at an all-time high, and this educational option with Curry College gives both current students and professionals expanded opportunities for career advancement,” said Massasoit President Dr. Gena Glickman. “We’re extremely proud of our Nurse Education program and the close relationships we’ve forged with our neighbor healthcare providers; this partnership helps cement our commitment to the industry.”
Students will be able to complete the RN-BS program in only 19 months by taking just one course during each eight-week session. With a mix of on-campus and online hybrid courses, Curry College’s general education requirements are waived for students who have an associate degree. At $375 per credit with no additional course fees, the program is an affordable alternative to other RN-BS programs. Students may transfer up to 90 credits; 30 must be completed with Curry College. Financial aid is available for students who qualify. Curry’s RN-BS baccalaureate degree is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
“Curry College is very proud of our world-class Nursing programs, which prepare graduates to provide the highest quality of nursing care and to be leaders in their field,” added Curry College President Kenneth K. Quigley, Jr. “We are deeply committed to our mission of educating students to engage in meaningful careers and active citizenship, and we are pleased and proud to provide Massasoit students this opportunity to advance their nursing careers with us.”
Massasoit’s partnership with Curry is the College’s first baccalaureate completion collaboration in its University Center – a regional resource for convenient access to select higher educational opportunities for associate degree graduates to complete relevant baccalaureate degrees.
“Massasoit is working with Curry College, and we will be collaborating with other four-year institutions, to help meet the distinct needs of the region and support workforce and economic vitality for our graduates,” said Dr. Glickman. “Our University Center will significantly increase the number of baccalaureate degrees earned by our graduates and members of our service area.”
Students do not need to be Massasoit alumni to enroll in University Center programs, but the RN-BS degree does offer fast-track admission for Massasoit alumni. All University Center students will have access to Massasoit’s student services, including the Academic Resource Center, library, campus bookstore, childcare center, and much more.
Individuals interested in the RN-BS at Massasoit, scheduled to begin August 27, can visit Curry.edu/RNBS to apply. Students must complete Curry College’s continuing education application for admission and provide a copy of a current, non-restricted Massachusetts RN License, official sealed transcripts from all colleges previously attended, and official high school transcript or GED certificate. Students may start the RN-BS program before passing the NCLEX-RN exam.