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BSN (for RNs)

Get Your BSN! 

Join a 120-year Boston tradition. Be a Labouré nurse. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program builds on your nursing foundation with an emphasis on leadership, communication skills, critical thinking and research.

Our program is unique because it is predominantly online - but not completely. 80% of the coursework for 80% of the courses is online. This allows flexibility for working nurses and maintains the invaluable benefit of face-to-face interaction with your instructors and fellow RNs. Our innovative curriculum, developed with Boston-area CNOs, will prepare you for the demands of today's nursing career. Once you have your BSN, career opportunities will be wide open.

The program includes ten nursing courses and seven general education courses. Exemption and challenge exams as well as transfer of credit options are available. The admission requirements are based on demonstrated academic success, achievement at the associate degree level and academic promise shown through the admission process. Applications are accepted twice a year for fall and winter semesters. Contact admissions to apply: 617-296-8300 x4016 or download the application.

Since graduating in May 2010 from Labouré College's Associate Degree Program it really was a no-brainer for me to want to continue on for my BSN. Being a small private college, your education is personalized, I have come to know all my professors and college staffing quite well, their dedication to their student body and never ending encouragement sets them above the rest of area colleges offering the same programs.  - Diane Fortune, RN


The baccalaureate program at Labouré College is accredited by:
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing 
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 887-6791

The Future of Nursing

An excerpt from the Institute of Medicine’s recommendations for nursing education:

“In the 21st century, the health challenges facing the nation have shifted dramatically. The ways in which nurses were educated during the 20th century are no longer adequate for dealing with the realities of health care in the 21st century. As patient needs and care environments have become more complex, nurses need to attain requisite competencies to deliver high-quality care. These competencies include leadership, health policy, system improvement, research and evidence-based practice, and teamwork and collaboration. Nurses also are being called upon to fill expanding roles and to master technological tools and information management systems while collaborating and coordinating care across teams of health professionals. To respond to these increasing demands, the Institute of Medicine calls for nurses to achieve higher levels of education and suggests that they be educated in new ways that better prepare them to meet the needs of the population.
The committee recommends that the proportion of nurses with baccalaureate degrees be increased to 80 percent by 2020.”

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