Labouré's nursing program is designed to allow you to begin working as a nurse as soon as possible, after two years* of courses. With your RN credential, you will be able to work as a nurse while earning your bachelor degree (BSN). Students who decide to complete both components will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Labouré’s program is divided into two components:
The first component of the 2 + 2 is a two-year*, Associate in Science in Nursing degree. This program is a combination of classroom theory and hands-on learning in the College's state-of-the-art simulation technology lab and with real patients at clinical sites across the Boston area.
Through simulation technology - nursing students can practice and learn patient care on high-fidelity manikins, before working with live patients. This offers students a low-stress, and highly effective way to practice and build confidence.
This component is designed to prepare students to sit for the NCLEX exam to earn the RN credential.
* Though the program is referred to as a 2+2 (two years of associate-level education followed by two years of baccalaureate courses) many students choose to attend Labouré on a part-time basis due to work or family commitments. These students will need longer than two years to complete each component.
The second component is the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program. The RN-BSN component builds on your nursing foundation with an emphasis on evidence-based practice, collaboration, safe patient care, and leadership. It is offered in more flexible format to allow you to work as a nurse while you complete the program. The BSN is delivered in a hybrid format, meaning that the majority of your coursework will be completed online. Classes typically meet on-campus 2-3 times per semester. This provides flexibility for working nurses and maintains the invaluable benefit of face-to-face interaction with your professors and fellow RNs.
How do I know if nursing is right for me? Working nurses give people thinking about going back to school to be a nurse their best advice.
Yes. Some students do not continue on to get their BSN. This is acceptable, and the College holds a graduation ceremony for associate graduates at this point – but all students are encouraged to continue on to earn their BSN. Some students decide to take a break and work for a few years and then come back to complete their BSN.
Laboure’s program is different than an associate program in a community college because:
Laboure’s program is different than a traditional 4-year program because:
Yes. The associate in science in Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). The RN-BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
The Associate in Science in Nursing degree program is "approved with warning" by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing approves pre-licensure programs in Nursing. Learn more about this status.
After submitting the form, our admission office will send you the program brochure that contains information on the program courses and delivery, the admission requirements and credit transfers, if applicable.
You can also request a call back, and our admission office will get in touch within 48 hours.