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.
Campus and Nursing Community Activities to Implement NETC
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:
- 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.
- The student has completed the general education requirements, meeting the requirements of the 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.
- 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.
- 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
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
- 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.