FAQs: RN-BSN Program

Q: What are the admission requirements?

Students seeking admission to the Becker College RN to BSN program must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete an RN to BSN application
  • A GPA of 2.0
  • Have graduated from a state approved and nationally accredited nursing
  • Hold a current unencumbered registered nursing license in Massachusetts.
  • Becker College will honor the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education nursing education transfer policy which can be found at the following link. http://www.mass.edu/forstufam/transfer/transfernursing_implementation.asp

Q: What other requirements are there for admission?

There are not other requirements. As there is no clinical component for this program, there is no need for health requirements.

Q: Is the Becker College RN to BSN program accredited?

The RN to BSN program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Q: What does it cost to attend the RN to BSN program?

This program is administered by Accelerated & Professional Studies. Please review the Becker College Tuition and Fees webpage

Q: Is financial aid available?

Financial aid is available by applying with the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form, online. The Becker College school code for the FAFSA form is 002123.

To explore scholarship opportunities for nursing students, visit Becker College Financial Aid and Discovery Nursing. Additional scholarship opportunities may be available to students enrolled in the nursing program who have completed at least one semester of the nursing program.

Q: How long does it take to complete the BSN degree?

Twelve to twenty-four months, depending on the number of transfer credits. You may transfer as many as 90 credits toward the BSN. A three credit Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) course can be taken that will allow the student to earn up to 15 credits toward a BSN for knowledge acquired on the job.

Q: Can a student still earn a BSN while busy with work and family responsibilities?

Absolutely! Our program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals who need to balance family, professional, and educational goals.

Q: Are the RN to BSN classes online or face to face?

The RN to BSN program may be completed online. Many courses are offered in a face to face format as well, if you prefer.

Q: When are classes and clinicals scheduled?

There are no clinical hours associated with this program. The focus is learning with the busy adult learner in mind. Online classes are asynchronous, which means that the weekly discussions and assignments can be completed on your schedule, not ours.

Q: Can I use my ASN nursing credits to transfer into Becker College RN to BSN program?

Students who successfully complete the Becker College ASN program meet the admission requirements for the Becker College RN to BSN program.

Q: Where can I go for more information and apply to the RN to BSN nursing program?

We invite you to explore Becker College’s nursing programs by calling 508.373.9400 or emailing admissions@becker.edu.  You may also find more information on the RN to BSN webpage.