UMass Boston's Accelerated Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (ABS-N) program is designed for people with a bachelor’s degree in another field who want to become a nurse.


This program allows you to become a baccalaureate-prepared registered nurse in 12 months. You will 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.

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2021-2022 Program Tuition:
(This cost includes tuition and fees)

Type of Fee Amount
In-State & Out of State approx. $30,000 - $35,000
International Students approx. $70,000 - $75,000

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The College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Boston is accredited by the CCNE - Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.



All applicants must attend an Accelerated Information Session and then submit the following application materials:

  • Complete undergraduate admissions application (if you have not attended UMass Boston before) or second degree application/re-enrollment application (if you have attended UMass Boston before)
  • Complete accelerated nursing option supplemental form, which will be made available after submitting your application
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended since high school (except graduate school)
  • Complete Two Short Essays
    • 500-Word Essay: UMass Boston's College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS) is committed to advance efforts towards promoting health equity, social justice, and population-based health in our community and beyond by educating health professionals to serve communities as diverse as our students. ​Why are you interested in studying nursing at UMass Boston, an institution committed to advancing health equity?
    • 250-Word Essay: UMass Boston’s Accelerated Nursing program is designed to blend high quality clinical experiences with online didactic learning. Successful students must be flexible, adaptable, and self-directed. Please describe a time when you independently learned a complex task. What was the task? What resources did you utilize to learn it? What did you learn about yourself during this process?
  • TEAS Optional - Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) scores are optional.
  • Provide two (2) letters of professional or educational recommendation*

Application Deadlines

  • February 1, Summer Admission (May)
  • May 1, Fall Admission (September)
  • September 1, Spring Admission (January)
Financial Aid: 

All applicants are encouraged to apply for financial aid by filling out the FAFSA, but it is important to note that students pursuing a 2nd bachelor degree are often not eligible for financial aid money, as often they have already met the limits while completing their first bachelor degree.