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Registered Nurses Program

Baccalaureate Degree for diploma and associate degree nurses (RN-BS)

RN-BS Program

This program is for the student who has graduated from an accredited nursing program, is a registered nurse, and has a diploma in nursing or an associate degree in nursing.

The College offers registered nurses the opportunity to earn a bachelor of science degree on a part- or full-time basis. This program's requirements are the same as those for the regular undergraduate nursing program with the exception of the language requirement, from which RNs are exempt. The methods by which course objectives are to be met by RN students are geared toward adult learners. RN students must complete 128 hours of credit and fulfill the Simmons modes of inquiry and competency requirements. While at least 48 semester hours of credit must be earned at Simmons, transfer credit, credit for prior learning, and advanced placement in nursing credit are also granted when certain specifications are met.


RN students are admitted into the program through the College's Dix Scholars Program. For information on admission requirements and financial aid, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Selected registered nursing students may elect to matriculate to the Master of Science in Nursing program (see the Graduate Nursing Bulletin for complete information).


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