Nursing Education Transfer

From February-December 2014, campus and nursing groups worked to carry out the Nursing Education Transfer Compact, which was approved by the Board in January 2014.

PDF Campus and Nursing Community Activities to Implement NETC

Implementation Guidelines

Academic Requirements

Eligibility: A student shall be eligible for the benefits provided by the Nursing Education Transfer Compact if he or she has met the following requirements:

  1. The student has completed an Associate Degree in Nursing at a Massachusetts community college with a maximum of 72 credit hours and has passed the NCLEX Registered Nurse licensure examination.
  2. The student has completed the general education requirements, meeting the requirements of the DOC MassTransfer policy

Credit Requirements: Credit requirements for completion of a generic BS/N degree in nursing are a maximum of 128 credits and are broken down into the following three categories.

  1. Courses covering nursing education from a Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN)-approved Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program. Maximum 72 credits as determined by the DHE.
  2. General education/distribution/core courses, earned as part of the ADN program or through additional coursework, from Mass Transfer policy (Total of 11 courses/34 credits). These credits would be transferable following completion of the general education courses/credits at a 2-year public community college in Massachusetts, depending on the 4-year public institution’s policy on time limits for specific courses, i.e. sciences.
    2 courses/6 credits English Composition/Writing
    3 courses/9 credits Behavioral and Social Sciences
    3 courses/9 credits Humanities and Fine Arts
    2 courses/7 credits Natural or Physical Science
    1 course/3 credits Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning

    Baccalaureate institutions may also substitute their own general education requirements for the MassTransfer Block, if doing so will facilitate more timely completion of the BSN degree

  3. Upper Division Nursing courses, related courses, and electives courses necessary to meet nursing degree requirements, and residency requirement for the institution. The Nursing knowledge incorporated into the 4-year BS/N programs is based on the Nursing Competencies.
Meetings & Events

Dec 17

Joint Boards of Higher Education and Elementary & Secondary Education Meeting

Dec 17

Board of Higher Education Meeting

Jan 28

Academic Affairs Committee Meeting

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