Pathway I

Pathway I is for LM/RC students and graduates who have a non-nursing Bachelor’s degree and is comprised of three (3) upper division-nursing courses:

NU 304 Health Assessment

NU 403 Evidence for Clinical Practice

*NU 510 Community-Based Nursing

In addition, CH 105, Introductory Chemistry or its college level equivalent would be required.

NU404, Concepts and Challenges in Professional Practice, is required for graduates who did not complete either ID 211 or NU404 as a 3-credit course.

* RN Licensure Required for NU510



  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in another field.
  • GPA of 3.0 or better.  A student with a GPA less than 3.0 must achieve a grade of B or better in the first two nursing courses.
  • All courses open to LM/RC students and graduates. Three (3) courses, NU304, NU403 and NU404 can be taken while a student enrolled at LM/RC after completion of NU102. The RN to BS must be completed within 18 months from the start of the RN to BS program.
  • Courses offered in the Fall, Spring and Summer sessions.
  • All courses except CH 105 are held on the LM/RC campus in Medford, MA
  • Tuition:
  • Regis College Student Discount Program – 20% discount given for 2 off-site courses or 2 graduate level courses.

The BS completion course descriptions are identified below:

NU 304 Health Assessment in Nursing (3 cr.)

This course teaches the student to assess the health status of clients of any age in any setting. Students incorporate knowledge attained in the prerequisite courses.

NU 403 Evidence for Nursing Practice (3 cr.)

This course focuses on the translation of current evidence into nursing practice, including the identification of practice issues, appraisal and integration of evidence, and the evaluation of outcomes (AACN, 2008).

NU 404 Concepts and Challenges in Professional Practice (3 cr.)

An introductory course for the registered nurse to explore the role of the professional nurse in the ever-changing health care system with a view to empowering and solidifying that role. 

NU 510 Community-Based Nursing (5 cr.)

The role of the professional nursing I the primary level of health care is explored.

CH 105 Introductory Chemistry: Nursing/Lab (4 cr.)

An introduction to the principles of general chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry with laboratory for students in nursing.


Upon completion, students may continue to the Masters of Science in Nursing for one of the following programs:  Nurse Practitioner (Family, Women’s Health, Pediatric, Psych-Mental Health, Adult-Geriatric)

Clinical Nurse Specialist; Nursing Leadership-NL/Health Administration, NL/Regulatory & Clinical Research Management; NL/Health Informatics, NL/Health Policy


Pathway II


Pathway II is for LM/RC students and graduates who do not have a Bachelor’s Degree. Students would come to Regis College with 73 credits. Students would need to complete the following additions courses to meet the core requirements of Regis College and graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree:

Core Courses

Social Science   (3 credits)

Religion             (3 credits)

History               (3 credits

Philosophy         (3 credits)

Expressive Arts (3 credits) – May be Spanish for Health Care Workers

Chemistry          (4 credits)

Total:    19 credits


 4 additional Regis nursing courses for 14 credits

NU 304 Health Assessment                           (3 credits)

NU 403 Evidence for Clinical Practice         (3 credits)

NU 510 Community based nursing                (5 credits)

NU        Elective (Gerontology, Public          (3 credits)      

Health or Nursing Leadership)                     

                                                   Subtotal        106 credits


Complete five additional Courses (15 credits), three of which may be taken for graduate credit (subtotal = 121 credits).