12 months
577 USD/credit 69240 USD/year
577 USD/credit 69240 USD/year
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University of Massachusetts Boston's Bachelor's of Science in Accelerated Nursing (ABS-N) program is designed for people with a bachelor’s degree in another field who want to become a nurse.


The online Accelerated Nursing program at University of Massachusetts Boston allows you to become a baccalaureate-prepared registered nurse in 12 months. 

Key Features 

  • Study with instructors specially trained in online, concept-based learning and experience face-to-face, state-of-the-art simulation and live clinical experiences.
  • The Pre-licensure Nursing program maintains Full Approval Status from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. 

Program Outcomes

  • Undergraduate Nursing Program Objectives At the completion of the undergraduate nursing program in the Manning College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Boston, the graduate will be able to:
  • Integrate evidence-based nursing assessments and interventions to coordinate and manage complex health care concerns for chronically ill and acutely ill individuals and families across the life span.
  • Evaluate patient-centered, culturally sensitive care delivered within complex health care systems.
  • Analyze effective communication, teamwork, and collaboration strategies to address the concerns of diverse urban populations within complex healthcare systems.
  • Apply knowledge, skills, and attitudes of health promotion and disease prevention for urban populations along the health-illness continuum.
  • Create a culture of quality and safety in nursing practice for chronically ill and acutely ill members of urban populations.
  • Integrate informatics for obtaining and utilizing best evidence and clinical judgment to achieve patient outcomes in contemporary professional nursing practice.
  • Utilize current ethical and legal standards and health care policies to guide nursing practice and professional development.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Principles of Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for the Nurse
  • Assessment and Health Promotion
  • Applying Nursing Process
  • Healthcare Participant 
  • Evidence-Based Nursing Practice
  • Concepts of Health and Illness

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission applications through the UMass Boston Web Application or the Common Application 
  • Apply as a “transfer student” and select “Accelerated Nursing” as your major
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended 
  • Bachelor’s degree conferred by the application deadline
  • External evaluation for foreign coursework
  • Accelerated nursing prerequisite form - will be made available in your Beacon Gateway portal once you submit your admissions application
  • Two Short Essays
  • Two Recommendation Letters
  • $60 application fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    69240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 577 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    69240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 577 USD per credit during 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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