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April 24, 2017

Emmanuel College Introduces Accelerated RN-to-BSN Degree Program

New program enables registered nurses to advance in their careers in a rapid, convenient and cost-effective way.

New program format will enable registered nurses to advance in their careers by earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in a rapid, convenient and cost-effective way

Emmanuel College is introducing enhancements to its RN-to-BSN Degree Program that will help busy nursing professionals advance their careers. Beginning in the fall of 2017, Emmanuel's program will allow registered nurses (RN)s to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in as few as 16 months and for as little as $14,528. These changes will enable nurses to complete their degree in a timely manner, while improving their job security and adding flexibility to their career choices.

With the revised format, Emmanuel will accept 96 transfer credits, including 40 credits awarded for an associate nursing degree or equivalent. Students are required to take eight four-credit nursing courses for a total of 32 credits. The program changes follow a detailed curriculum review process which revealed opportunities to streamline the program while continuing to deliver a comprehensive and rigorous learning experience.Courses will be offered in a hybrid format-in-person classes will take place on Emmanuel's Boston campus every other week with online learning on alternative weeks. Additionally, the length of each course will be reduced from 14 to seven weeks. This change will allow students to take two courses a semester while dedicating their attention to one course at a time. A part-time option is also available for students who wish to take one seven-week course per semester and complete the program in two and a half years.

"We're thrilled to introduce these program changes to Emmanuel's well-established RN-to-BSN Program," said Diane Shea, Associate Dean of Nursing at Emmanuel College. "Our expert faculty, strong alumni network and location in the heart of Boston's Longwood Medical Area have always provided a winning combination for aspiring nurse leaders. These program changes will facilitate the delivery of our high-quality program in an accelerated format."

Emmanuel's RN-to-BSN Program prepares registered nurses for new levels of leadership and responsibility in their own careers, while they improve the quality of patient outcomes and address the needs of diverse patient populations. Emmanuel is a supportive environment with exceptional faculty and resources, including a writing center and library. In addition, the College's location in the heart of Boston's Longwood Medical Area-surrounded by some of the world's leading healthcare organizations-offers convenient access as well as opportunities for networking and professional advancement.  

Learn more about Emmanuel College's RN-to-BSN Program.