Framingham State University (FSU) receives institutional accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. The Department of Nursing in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics offers undergraduate nursing programs, which are additionally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). FSUs awards and accolades include ranking spots on various publishers college review lists, including Princeton Review (Greenest Colleges). The university recently appeared here on CollegeChoice at #15 in a list of best colleges in the state.
FSU offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) with one entry/ completion path: an upper-division degree completion program for currently-licensed RNs (Registered Nurses) having an associates degree or diploma in nursing.
Degrees and concentrations offered at this school include:Bachelor of Science with a Major in Nursing (RN-BSN)
This BSN program focuses on upper division nursing courses, building on skills that incoming RN students have gained from both work experience and prior nursing coursework. The curriculum focuses on wellness through primary, secondary and tertiary concepts of prevention. Graduates will gain a range of skills allowing them to practice nursing as generalists.
There are eight upper division nursing courses in the RN track major, which can be completed in a minimum three semesters. Up to 28 credits will be awarded for previous nursing coursework based on competency exams. See site for details on transfer credits. Additional general education courses may be necessary to earn the BSN degree.
Sample courses include:Professional Nursing PerspectivesProfessional Nursing PerspectivesProfessional Nursing PerspectivesNursing TheorySecondary Prevention
Campus or HQ: Framingham, Massachusetts.