Regis College - School of Nursing | 89% NCLEX Pass Rates

Just 12 miles from Boston and the home of the Red Sox, Regis College, a leading Catholic university, offers all of the benefits of being part of an ultimate college town. We provide programs for those wanting to start a career in nursing as well as for current nurses seeking to advance their careers.

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  • 89%
    NCLEX Pass Rates
  • On Campus
  • Public
  • Accreditation acen Accredited
  • Programs RN-to-MSN, RN-to-BSN, Entry-Level BSN, MSN-to-DNP, BSN-to-DNP, Accelerated BSN, BSN, DNP, MSN, ASN/ADN, Post-grad Certificate, NP, CNS, Other
  • Location Weston, MA
  • Telephone 1-781-768-7000
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Undergraduate Nursing Programs

Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN):

Regis College and Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford have partnered to offer an associates degree in nursing through the Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Collaborative ASN Program.

Classes are offered on both the Medford and Weston campuses.

Collaborative ASN Degree Program

The Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Collaborative ASN Program offers both classroom and clinical curriculum for the nursing student, focusing on understanding the pathophysiology behind multiple diseases and giving graduates the eligibility to be qualified to sit for the NCLEX, which leads to the Registered Nurse licensure in the individual state.

There is also an option to add a dual admission for the RN to BSN to MSN Upward Mobility Track at Regis College with full credit for the associate degree courses.  

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Regis College has a campus in Lawrence, Massachusetts at Northern Essex Community College offering a complete Bachelor’s program for nurses.

Students must meet certain criteria and then can be directly admitted as a freshman with a major in nursing.  There are special considerations for those who do not meet the criteria straight from high school. This is a four-year baccalaureate degree for nursing students focused on both liberal arts and nursing.

Part-time BS in Nursing for Non-Nurse College Graduates - This program is for those who have a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field and would like to become a nurse. The program is eight semesters long and in the end, will prepare the graduate to sit for the NCLEX exam and become eligible to be licensed to practice as an RN.

Accelerated 16 month BS in Nursing for Non-Nurse College Graduates - This is designed also for students who hold a baccalaureate degree in another non-nursing field. The program is an accelerated program that can allow you to earn your BSN in as little as 16 months.

The RN to BS Completion Program - A program for those who hold an Associate of Science in Nursing degree or for the Diploma nurse who wishes to continue his or her education for professional and personal growth. This curriculum track also provides a foundation for master’s level study in nursing.  Regis offers a Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing Bridge program.  Courses are offered during the day, in the evening, on weekends, and during the summer.

Fast Track to a Master’s at Regis College

"I want to obtain a dual BSN and MSN in nursing and heard it takes a long time."

You can have a dual BSN and MSN in nursing in five years by taking up to three courses for graduate credit while completing the bachelor’s degree. Graduate courses count towards both degrees.  GRE is waived if you have a 3.0 undergraduate GPA.

Master Degree Paths Available

  • MS Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist - Adult Geriatrics
  • MS in Nursing Leadership/Clinical Research
  • MS in Nursing Leadership/Health Administration
  • MS in Nursing Leadership/Health Informatics
  • MS in Nursing Leadership/Health Policy
  • MS in Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to BS to MS - Upward Mobility
  • RN to MS in Nursing (for current RNs holding a previous non-nursing Bachelor's)
  • Online MS in Nursing

Accelerated Nurse Practitioner BS/MS in Nursing for Non-Nurse College Graduates - If you hold a bachelor’s degree in a non-nurse subject and would like to change careers, Regis College offers an accelerated BS to MS program. The program is designed to prepare you for the Registered Nurse licensure examination and to qualify for the advanced nursing practice certification. You will sit for the NCLEX exam after just 16 months of study and earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at the end of the second year. By the third year you will complete a specialty track and earn your Master of Science in Nursing degree.

MS in Nurse Practitioner Graduate Program

There is a shortage of nurses and a shortage of physicians caring for an aging population. The demand for nurse practitioners has never been greater. The program at Regis College prepares the graduate level nurse for this vital role in patient care.

The Regis MS Nurse Practitioner prepares you to sit for certification in one of the following primary care nurse practitioner tracks:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist - Adult Geriatrics
  • Adult/Gerontology Acute Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist

Post-Master's Certificate:

Nurse Practitioner - There are certifications available such as Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, or Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner with a primary care focus.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

A Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is for the nurse who wants to help lead change in healthcare policy and improve outcomes for the most vulnerable populations. The Regis College Doctor of Nursing Practice program will help assist you with the necessary skills for nursing leadership and nursing education.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) (Post-BS Option)

There is an option available for nurses who hold a bachelor's degree in nursing and are ready to take their career to the next level. The Regis College Doctor of Nursing Practice-Post BS Option gives the nurse an opportunity to complete a DNP straight from a BSN.

Collaborating Hospitals

  1. Norwood Hospital
  2. Brigham and Women’s Faulkner
  3. Boston Medical Center


The Nursing Programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing ACEN) with the exception of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, which is currently in candidate status for ACEN accreditation and approved by the Board of Higher Education.

Nurses are challenged as they play a vital role in transforming the face of our healthcare system.  Come join us at Regis College as we prepare our nursing graduates to meet this challenge.

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  1. Visit Kaligirl02 profile page
    Sep 4, '17, 8:13 am by
    Overall: 4.5 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 5 stars
    Experience: 4 stars
    Staff: 4 stars
    Academics: 5 stars
    Costs: 4 stars
    Support: 5 stars

    Status: Student
    Program: MSN
    Classes: Online
    Graduation: 2019
    Focus: Advanced Practice

    My Experience

    I am in my 3rd semester of my MSN program and have no complaints thus far. I feel that some courses are fluff, but that's comparable to all schools. Now that I am in the thick of the important courses, I feel that this college does not want to just let anyone become an NP, and that they expect you to know your stuff. This isn't a degree mill program, which I what I'm happy about.

    About The Staff

    The onboarding staff was very helpful, professors actually call you sporadically throughout the course to check on you and give you personal feedback, that are always available via skype as well. I originally didn't get a good vibe from the financial aid department, but I believe they hired someone new and she is really nice and has better communication skills than the gentleman.

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    I think this school should be a standup contender for any PCP nurse practitioner program. You will have to find your own sites, but other than that I like it.

  2. Anonymous
    May 26, '17, 4:08 pm by
    Overall: 5.0 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 5 stars
    Experience: 5 stars
    Staff: 5 stars
    Academics: 5 stars
    Costs: 5 stars
    Support: 5 stars

    Program: Entry-Level Master's
    Classes: On Campus
    Graduation: 2020
    Focus: Nurse Practitioner

    My Experience

    great for nursing

    About The Staff

    well prepared

  3. Anonymous
    May 9, '17, 6:51 pm by
    Overall: 1.3 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 1 stars
    Experience: 1 stars
    Staff: 1 stars
    Academics: 3 stars
    Costs: 1 stars
    Support: 1 stars

    Program: BSN
    Classes: On Campus
    Graduation: 2018
    Focus: Psychiatric

    My Experience

    Tough experience so far. Just getting into the program as a transfer was a struggle. A lot of miscommunication or no communication at all. I have found that people staff dont talk to each other and you get a lot of the run around. I will be happy when I am done and graduated.... Orientation I always feel like I'm being treated as a little kid. Environment I feel like the school thinks its a privilege for you to be going there even though I pay full tuition. Classes are big, the nursing teachers are good!

    About The Staff

    Most of the staff have terrible attitudes. They treat you like your 10 years old and all they do is bad talk students. Its sad becuase you'll be walking in the hall way and you can hear some staff bad talking a student.

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    I wouldn't recommend this college. I know a lot of unhappy students. I try and stay away from the negativity and would tell anyone to go somewhere else.

  4. Anonymous
    Apr 14, '17, 12:56 am by
    Overall: 3.3 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 4 stars
    Experience: 3 stars
    Staff: 3 stars
    Academics: 5 stars
    Costs: 2 stars
    Support: 3 stars

    Program: Master's
    Classes: Online
    Graduation: 2019
    Focus: Advanced Practice

    My Experience

    The onboarding staff was very informative and always seemed to be eager to answer any and all questions.

    About The Staff

    After being accepted, information on what was expected was very clear and concise. All teachers so far are DNP's or have PHd's.

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