Curry College, founded in 1879, is a private four-year, liberal arts-based institution.
In 1977, Boston Children's Hospital School of Nursing elected to phase out their diploma school and merge their resources with Curry College.
Traditional Bachelor of Science (BS)
A traditional nursing curriculum throughout a four-year program, nursing courses begin during the sophomore year. Upon completion of the nursing curriculum and graduation, students are awarded a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. First-year students, transfer students, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), and Registered Nurses (RN) are eligible for admission.
Curry College offers two ways for the student to obtain the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree: the RN-BS Nursing program and the Accelerated (ACCEL) Nursing program.
Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science (BS) RN to BS
Students must have a current, unencumbered Massachusetts RN license in order to be admitted. The nursing program is designed to be completed over two or three years (part-time).
The RN will be awarded 34 transfer credits for his or her work experience. 90 credits can be accepted which include all Science classes. There is no time limit for previous course completion. Class locations include either the Milton campus or Plymouth campus.
Accelerated (ACCEL) Bachelor of Science (BS)
Curry College offers a second bachelor's degree program that is available only at the Milton Campus. Regardless of the first bachelor's degree major, a BS in Nursing through the ACCEL program curriculum at Curry's Milton campus can be obtained in 16 months. Upon completion of the program and graduation, the student is eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN national examination. Upon successfully passing the examination, the student can seek state RN licensure and be prepared to care for patients in a multitude of healthcare settings.
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
This program is designed for the nurse with an associate's degree in nursing and a bachelor's degree in another field. Upon completion of the program, students are prepared for careers as Nurse Educators and Nurse Leaders. Students are admitted to the master's program pending successful completion of specified prerequisite courses within a pre-determined timeframe and a minimum grade of B- for the nursing courses, C- for statistics. All prerequisite courses must be taken at Curry College with the exception of statistics.
The Master of Science in Nursing program follows a cohort format and classes are held once weekly during daytime hours. Being part of a cohort, the student will study with the same group of professional nurses. Cohort learning groups have proven effective for the adult learner showing cohesion, providing support, and networking together to increase job opportunities.
NCLEX 2017 Pass Rates
- BSN - 86%
- ABSN - 90%
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited the Curry College Bachelor of Science (BS) Nursing program and the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program.
Curry College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC).
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