School Of Nursing

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Overview

This direct-entry accelerated program is designed for individuals who already hold a bachelors degree but have no nursing experience. The program:

  • Includes a 14-month, innovative curriculum leading to RN licensure

  • Is an intensive, full-time program beginning each year in January and May

  • Incorporates substantial clinical experience especially designed for this group of students

This program provides you with the knowledge and skill preparation that employers increasingly prefer for nurses who provide direct patient care.

Network of nursing professionals

As an MGH Institute graduate, you become part of an alumni and professional network of more than 1,000 nurses. Fellow alumni, as well as nursing faculty, can help you expand your professional knowledge and discover new ways to approach problems within a rapidly evolving health care environment.

Why an Accelerated BSN

The BSN is the fast-track to direct patient care and flexible career opportunities. In 14 months the BSN program prepares you to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam to become a registered nurse (RN). As an RN you can work in a variety of generalist nursing roles in various health care settings, with a range of patient populations.

The other direct-entry option for those who have no background in nursing is the three-year Master of Science (MS) in Nursing. This program prepares you to become an RN, then continues with advance practice specialty courses that prepare you to become either a nurse practitioner or a clinical nurse specialist.

See the BSN Application Process for details about prerequisites, deadlines and other admission requirements. July 1, 2014, is the application deadline for the program starting in Spring 2015.

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