|The associate of science degree in nursing is designed for students who seek careers as registered nurses. The program is designed to prepare graduates for the National Council Licensing Exam in Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN). The program articulates with many baccalaureate nursing programs for graduates desiring further nursing education.
There are pre-requisite courses that must be completed before a student can be accepted to the associate degree nursing program. Satisfactory completion of pre-requisite courses does not guarantee admission to the program.
The pre-requisite courses include:
- Math 099 eligible
- English Composition I ENG 101
- General Psychology SSI 122
- Anatomy and Physiology I SCI 201
The associate degree nursing program admits approximately 40 students to a full-time day program each September and a smaller cohort of students to an evening full-time program every January. Potential nursing students are urged to complete as many general education requirements as possible before beginning the nursing clinical sequence, including Anatomy and Physiology II, English Composition II, Human Growth and Development. Call the Assessment and Placement Office at 617 427-0060, extension 5138, for information about CLEP exams, college placement tests, and nursing admissions exam.
The nursing faculty offers group advising sessions every month for students interested in the nursing programs. Contact the Health Sciences Division at 617 541 5313 for the times and locations of these meetings.
Advanced placement for Licensed Practical Nurses is available. Please contact the Health Sciences Division, AD Nursing Program Coordinator, for details.
Criminal Offense Record Information (C.O.R.I.)
Admission to the nursing clinical program does not guarantee clinical placement. Prior to beginning clinical practice, students will be required to submit CORI/SORI requests. The outcome of the C.O.R.I. may impact the student’s ability to participate in the clinical experience.