This program includes 35 credits of nursing theory and clinical practice in health care facilities. NUR111, Nursing I, requires clinical practice six (6) hours per week. NUR112, NUR211 and NUR212, Nursing II, III and IV, each require clinical practice twelve (12) hours per week.
Students must earn a grade of 78 or higher in all NUR courses with the exception of NUR100, in which students must earn a grade of 80 or higher. Students who fail to meet either the clinical objective or the grade requirement of an NUR course fail that course.
To ensure currency, credits for BIO203, 204 and 205 earned more than five years prior to enrollment in the nursing clinical sequence are not accepted. Note that there are many requirements that must be met for acceptance to the nursing programs. These requirements are spelled out in detail in the Associate in Science Degree: Nursing Program description.
This program prepares students to become nurses at the Practical Nursing level and prepares them to become eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing provided initial approval for this program. In order to provide sound theoretical base for the practice of practical nursing, the curriculum offers human body system specific practical nursing courses. Students begin clinical learning experiences in the first semester, and the clinical experiences continue throughout the ten-month program to a total of 540 hours mandated by BORN regulations. The program has a fall start date. Students are responsible for securing transportation to their clinical sites.
For further information, please see the Department chair.
This is a ten-month program, four-five days per week, five-six hours per day, full-time day program only.
Application deadline for Fall 2013 program is between September 01, 2012 to May 24, 2013.
Application deadline for Fall 2014 program is between October 01, 2013 to May 23, 2014.