Nurse Education Programs

Full Time
There is one full-time course of study leading to an Associate in Science degree and eligibility to take the NCLEX-RN. Academically qualified generic students are admitted annually to the full-time option. The course of study is two years. LPNs are admitted annually to the second year by advanced placement and join the day generic students. Credit is given for Nursing I, II, and III. To receive advanced placement the LPN must have graduated from an approved school of practical nursing, hold a current license to practice practical nursing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and have successfully completed the required prerequisite first-year courses. LPN graduates of Southeastern Regional, Blue Hills Technical, and Bristol Plymouth Technical School may be given transfer credit for the course of Human Growth and Development.

LPNs admitted to the full-time option are required to take a transition course prior to admission to Nursing IV. The transition course is offered during the summer.

Nurse Education: Full Time - Academic Map (PDF)

LPN to Associate Degree Advanced Placement Nurse Education: Full Time a Academic Map (PDF)


Part Time
There are two part-time cohort courses of study. Classes for both part-time courses of study are held primarily in the evening.These options mirror the full-time options but are designed to provide a longer study time for those who value and desire the RN role. Both courses of study lead to an Associate of Science degree and eligibility to take the NCLEX-RN.

The generic cohort option is for three years (six semesters). The LPN cohort option lasts for three semesters. LPNs receive advanced placement if they graduated from an approved school of practical nursing, hold a current license to practice practical nursing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and have successfully completed the required courses of the first three semesters. They receive credit for Nursing I, II, and III. LPN graduates of Southeastern Regional, Blue Hills Technical, and Bristol Plymouth technical may be given transfer credit for the course of Human Growth and Development.

The part-time nursing option does not receive state funding; therefore, all evening nursing courses must be self-supporting. The cost and credit of the evening nursing courses are approved by Massasoit’s Board of Trustees and subject to change.

Nurse Education: Part Time - Academic Map (PDF)

LPN to Associate Degree Advanced Placement Nurse Education: Part Time - Academic Map (PDF)