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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
  • An earned diploma or associate degree in nursing from a state approved, nationally accredited nursing program.
  • Hold a current unencumbered registered nursing license.
  • Becker College will honor the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education nursing education transfer policy which can be found at the following link.

Q: What other requirements are there for admission?

You will need to have access to a computer as the program is conducted entirely online.

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 School for Graduate and Professional Studies. Please review the Becker Professional Studies Tuition and Fees page

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.

The RN to BSN online program at Becker College meets the state education requirements for a graduate nursing license in the state of Massachusetts.  Becker College has not determined if the RN to BSN online program at Becker College meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia.

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has resources that may be helpful.

  • Link to every Nursing Practice Act.
  • Link to FAQs regarding the impact of 34 CFR 668.43 on nursing programs.
  • Link to the webpage for every State Regulatory Agency for Nursing.
  • For nursing programs close to one or more state borders that have enrolled students located in two states. Contact the state regulatory agency for nursing in any other state for which this information is needed.

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.

Q: When are classes and clinicals scheduled?

Our students participate in clinically based activities and experiences that are completed in the learner’s community and at their convenience.  The RN to BSN curriculum includes post licensure coursework that focuses on community nursing, leadership, ethics, research and informatics, as well as building the nurse’s knowledge of pathophysiology and pharmacology.  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 a state approved, nationally accredited  diploma or 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  You may also find more information on the RN to BSN webpage.

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