Aug 16, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing Major for RNs (BS)

Program Declaration

At time of admission to the University after meeting the following criteria:

  • Completion of an accredited associate degree in nursing program or a hospital school diploma program.
  • Current, valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, i.e., you must have passed your NCLEX-RN Exam BEFORE applying and your license must be active and in good standing.
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Current citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America with work authorization and residency in the United States**

** At this time, the RN-BS Program is only accepting applications from Licensed Massachusetts Registered Nurses.

Degree Requirements

If this is the student’s only or primary major, the degree requirements below must be completed for graduation. See graduation requirements  for more information.



Major Requirements

Complete 48 credits from 10 courses including five nursing science courses and five core nursing courses.

Grade: See course requirements below.
Pass/fail: No courses taken pass/fail may be applied toward the major.
Residency: The five core nursing courses must be completed at UMass Boston.

Course Requirements

Nursing Science Courses (18 Credits)

No courses with a grade below C may be applied to the requirements in this section.

Core Nursing Courses (30 Credits)

No courses with a grade below C+ may be applied to the requirements in this section.

Licensure Nursing Courses (42 Credits)

RNs receive transfer credit for the six nursing courses below.