Program Overview

This associate of science with a major in nursing program provides expert faculty and a diverse and flexible curriculum which maximizes clinical learning experience. Clinical sites include major Boston teaching hospitals, suburban hospitals and a variety of community sites. Graduates qualify to take the national examination for licensure as registered nurses.

Lawrence Memorial/Regis College reserves the right to change its curriculum, policies, tuition, fees, or other matters subsequent to the publication of this catalog.


Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing

239 Causeway Street, Boston, MA, 02114


The Lawrence Memorial/Regis College nursing program at 170 Governors Avenue, Medford, MA  02155 is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850

Atlanta, GA 30326

(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at

The Lawrence Memorial nursing program at Melrosewakefield Healthcare/Regis College meets the state education requirements for a Registered Nurse nursing license in the state of Massachusetts. The Lawrence Memorial Regis College nursing program has not determined if the Associate Degree nursing program at Melrosewakefield Healthcare/Regis College meets the state requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory or the District of Columbia.

About the Associate of Science Program

Lawrence Memorial / Regis College has a history of providing quality education in nursing for over 90 years. Beginning as the Lawrence Memorial Hospital as a diploma nursing school in 1924, it has evolved into a collaborative partnership with Regis College to grant the Associate of Science degree in nursing to graduates from Lawrence Memorial/Regis College (LM/RC).  Approximately 2,000  graduates have joined the profession as registered nurses. These well-educated individuals typify the ideals of our graduates – caring, compassionate, committed and competent. These nurses, working in varied settings nationwide, continue to contribute their knowledge and skills to patients, colleagues and their profession.

The Nursing Program continues a tradition of excellence by offering students a unique blend of classroom and clinical experience, expert faculty and a flexible curriculum. It provides students with the professional knowledge and skills needed in the ever-changing health care industry and nursing profession. Lawrence Memorial/Regis College is responsive to the diverse needs of applicants seeking a nursing education. A flexible program of study accommodates the individual needs of students through offering two schedule options each year the day division and the evening/weekend division. Students may choose to enter in August or January.

Program Outcomes:

  • Our results on the NCLEX examinations for our first time test takers in 2019 was 90%.  The national average has been 88%. In 2018 our score was 83% and 2017 86%.  This information may also be found on the Health and Human Services website.
  • Program Completion Rate= 75% —This is well above the National Center for Education Statistics for all 2-year, non-profit institutions over the 2000-2013 cohorts (range from 44.4% in 2004 and 62.3% in 2009) posted on-line
  • Employment rates in nursing six months after graduation for the past two years of graduates who responded to the surveys is 100%. Surveys are sent 1 year after graduation.
  • All graduating senior students complete a comprehensive assessment of the program just prior to graduation. Currently, graduate satisfaction with the nursing program met its benchmark with an average of 4.30 on a scale of 5 (high) to 1 (low).

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