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RCC Nursing Program Update

The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN) withdrew the approval status of RCC’s Nursing Program on June 13, 2019.

We are extremely disappointed at the decision reached by BORN, especially given the significant resources and work the College has dedicated to the continued improvement of our Nursing Program.

Know that regardless of the decision reached by BORN, RCC’s Nursing Program is not closing at this time. We are offering nursing courses during the fall 2019 semester; and, December 2019 graduates will receive a fully-accredited nursing degree and will be eligible to sit for the NCLEX exam.  Preparing these students for success in the NCLEX exam, and for success in their nursing careers, will remain the focus of the nursing faculty and staff for the fall semester. 

Our senior administrators will continue to work with BORN to ensure that the Board is aware of the significant progress in the implementation of our improvement plan for Nursing Education since 2016, which includes:

  • $13 million in capital improvements to create a state-of-the-art learning environment.
  • An innovative, stackable curriculum to prepare qualified nursing professionals.
  • Qualified and diverse faculty who are student-centered.

We will work with BORN to identify all possible options that will allow our students to be successful in the field of nursing. We will use this decision as an opportunity to review the structure of our Nursing Program, to ensure that the program continues to meet the needs of our community, and the workforce demands of the City of Boston. We will always provide our Nursing Program, and all academic programs, with the resources needed for progress and improvement.

If you have questions about the Nursing Program, please contact Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Kimberly Rogers at krogers@rcc.mass.edu.

We appreciate your support of RCC’s mission and will provide you with updates on the status of the Nursing Program when new information becomes available.

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