Now Taking Applications for New Four-Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Published on Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

2011 NCLEX-RN 99 percent first-time pass rate makes Becker 1st among all Mass. associate’s degree nursing programs 

Today Becker College announced a new four-year nursing program that leads to a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree.  Successful completion of this program provides a student eligibility to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Applications for the program are currently open, and enrollment will begin in fall 2012.

The new four-year BSN combines nursing and liberal arts curricula.  It prepares graduates to assume the role of a registered nurse in direct care of patients in acute-care, long-term care, and community or ambulatory care settings, as well as for entry into graduate-level programs. The new program is offered in addition to the college’s longstanding pre-licensure associate degree nursing program and its post-licensure RN to BSN program.

“Since 1982, Becker College has been a leader in preparing skilled nurses to make important contributions to health care,” says Elizabeth V. Fuller, Ed.D., vice president of academic affairs. “The most recent annual official pass rate, for graduates taking the NCLEX-RN for the first time, was 99 percent. This speaks to the quality of our nursing programs and graduates.” Becker College pre-licensure nursing graduates had a 99 percent first-time NCLEX pass rate in 2011. This placed Becker’s nursing program fifth in Massachusetts in terms of pass rates, and first of all associate’s degree programs.

Becker College nursing students are involved in an array of community partnerships, locally and globally.

Examples of such work include local health screening and health education events, work at campus blood drives, and collecting supplies for local and international community agencies.

“Becker College-educated nurses contribute to fulfilling our mission to prepare graduates to thrive, contribute to and lead in a global society,” says Linda L. Esper, RN, MSN, MBA, Ed.D., director of nursing. “Our nursing graduates pursue careers at hospitals, acute and subacute health care facilities, and community agencies. Many graduates continue their nursing education, preparing them for advanced professional practice.”

For more information, please contact the Office of Admissions at 508-373-9400 or